Traumatology and orthopedics
About the specialty
Traumatology is a section of clinical medicine that studies the influence of various traumatic factors on the human body and develops methods for prevention, diagnostics and treatment thereof.
Orthopedics is a section of clinical medicine that studies methods for prevention, diagnostics and treatment of deformities and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system resulted from birth defects, developmental disabilities and the effects of traumas or disorders.
Main symptoms giving reasons to visit
an orthopedics department:
- Pain and restricted joint movements
- Limb/joint deformity
- Pathological mobility
- “Springy” movements and “crackling” in move
- Limb shortening
- Joint instability
- Deformities in diseases of hand and feet
- Changing shape of joint and swelling of surrounding soft tissues
- “Fresh” injury