Orthopedic and sports medicine physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions or injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles and joints. Orthopedic health problems range from mild to traumatic. Problems can occur suddenly or develop slowly, begin at birth or worsen with age.
People at any age could need an orthopedist during their lifetime.
- Young children in critical stages of bone growth
- Adolescents with sports injuries
- Young and middle-aged adults involved in accidents
- Elderly individuals with age-related deterioration
Surgical and non-surgical treatments are used by orthopedic doctors. The goal is reducing pain and helping patients maintain or gain musculoskeletal control to move freely.
Orthopedics at PeaceHealth
We have experienced Orthopedic/Sports Medicine specialists who can meet your orthopedic needs in Florence:
Dr. Bruce Watanabe performs knee replacement surgery