Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis.
Your Orthopaedic Surgeon manages special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:
Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans (i.e. injections)
Rehabilitation by referring to registered Physiotherapist to restore movement, strength and function
Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases
While orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopaedists specialize in certain areas, such as the foot and ankle, spine, hip or knee. They may also choose to focus on specific fields like pediatrics, trauma or sports medicine.
Dr. Patrick Gamble is the consulting orthopaedic surgeon at Aurora Sports Medicine Professionals. Dr. Gamble practices out of Southlake Regional Hospital and focuses on lower extremity cases including hip and knee injuries.