Your body was made to move. But sometimes, for any number of reasons, certain movements are hindered by things that happen naturally, if not by sheer accident. When they do, we're here to help keep you moving, the way nature intended.
An orthopedic surgeon works specifically with injuries or conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. The system is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Bodily movement is carried out by the interaction of the musculoskeletal system. There are 206 bones that create the frame of your body. They also protect organs and allow body movement. Muscles are connected to bones by tendons. Ligaments connect the bones to each other. Joints are where bones meet one another. Muscles that cause movement of a joint are connected to two different bones and contract to pull them together.
When many people consider visiting an orthopedic surgeon, their first thought is “Oh, I don't want (or need) surgery.” They may be right. When you come to see us as your orthopedic surgeons, surgery is not your only option. Sometimes through rehabilitation and available prescriptions, your injury may be healed. If you do require surgery, we'll keep you informed of why surgery is required, what will be done in the surgery, and what to expect as an eventual outcome after surgery.
The caring providers and staff of Aventura Orthopaedics are ready and willing to assist you with questions about your care, so please contact us at (305) 933-9440 so we can determine how best to provide you the information you need. We look forward to serving you and your family and appreciate your choosing Aventura Orthopaedics for your healthcare needs.
Comprehensive Health and Medical Information Sites
- Hip and Knee Surgery Information- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Arthritis Foundation
- Healthfinder - US Department of Health and Human Services
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Web MD (main site)
- Mayo Clinic (main site)