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.
Your Skeletal System serves many important functions. It provides the shape and form for our bodies. It also supports, protects, and allows body movement, as well as producing blood and storing minerals. There are 206 bones that form the framework to which the softer tissues and organs of the body are attached.
Bodily movement is carried out by the interaction of the muscular and skeletal systems. For this reason, they are often grouped together as the musculo-skeletal system. 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.
What sets us apart from is that we believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of our patients and involving the patient in the treatment plan. We like to take the time to educate patients and present treatment options.
We develop a dialogue, through which our patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.
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.
Your health and quality of orthopedic care are our top priorities. We look forward to serving you and your family and appreciate your choosing Aventura Orthopaedics for your healthcare needs.
The medical 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.
You may also find it helpful to use our online patient education library. Use the links below to find definitions and descriptions of terms, procedures, diagnoses, tests, and other information intended to answer some basic questions you may have. We hope you find the library informative and please don't hesitate to ask us for more information as you need it.
Comprehensive Health and Medical Information Sites
- Cardiovascular Patient Education Center
- Mayo Clinic (main site)
Mayo Clinic - Breast Cancer
- Healthfinder - US Department of Health and Human Services
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The American Cancer Society
- The American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Association
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
- Web MD (main site)
Web MD - Breast Cancer