Orthopaedic surgery addresses and attempts to correct problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. It may also include some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, as in an accident or injury, or chronic, as in many problems related to aging. At Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, we have physicians that specialize in hands, hips, feet, knees, shoulders, neck and back.
For more information about orthopaedics, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.