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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) states that one in seven Americans has a musculoskeletal impairments. These musculoskeletal conditions and injuries accounted for 157 million visits to physicians' offices, 15 million visits to hospital outpatient departments, and 29 million visits to emergency departments in 2003. Accidents, sports injuries, arthritis, and bone cancer occur in a variety of patients, from children to adults. Orthopedic impairments cause pain and disability, often forcing lifestyle changes.
Memorial Orthopedics provides comprehensive, quality care to people of all ages for a wide range of orthopedic diseases and musculoskeletal impairments. Our goal is to help people overcome their obstacles and return to more pain-free, functional lives.
Your Doctor's Visit
Your visit will start with a personal interview and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays, or other tests.
Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options with you and help you select the best plan to help you to live an active and functional life.
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