Injuries requiring the needs of an orthopaedic surgeon are very common. In 2003, musculoskeletal symptoms were the number 2 reason for physician visits. Musculoskeletal symptoms include pain, ache, soreness, discomfort, cramps, contractures, spasms, limitation of movement, stiffness, weakness, swelling, lump, mass and tumors to the musculoskeletal system.

Once an injury has been sustained, it is important for you to seek proper medical attention. You should consult your general practitioner to determine whether or not you are injured.If you are indeed injured, he or she can refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon.