An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Some common procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons are:
Carpal tunnel release
Repair of rotator cuff tendon
Repair of femoral neck fracture
Removal of support implant
Lumbar spinal fusion
Ankle fracture repair
The area of Salem, KY has a population of approximately 5,556 people. There is 1 orthopedic surgeon near Salem, which gives it a ratio of 1 orthopedic surgeon per 5,556 residents or a ratio of 1 orthopedic surgeon per 2,358 households. There are 2,358 households in Salem.