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Orthopedic surgery


Your bones and muscles form the framework of your body. Our specialists use medical, surgical and physical means to preserve and restore this framework.

They care for children and adults whose musculoskeletal problems began at birth or developed later in life. This involves treating deformities, diseases, metabolic disturbances, infections, trauma, and tumors in the arms, feet, hands, legs, joints or the spine.




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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 09/28/2009

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Medical Clinic