Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that deals with the conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of the body. The musculoskeletal system comprises of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, etc. Orthopedic surgeons use surgical as well as non-surgical means to treat their patients. Orthopedists also use noninvasive or minimally invasive diagnostic techniques to evaluate a potential injury. Many of these techniques can now be performed in office.
Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Hayden specialize in identifying and then treating some of the following disease conditions:
Dr. Hayden has received his orthopedic training from the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He is focused on the concerns of his patients. Orthopedists do not always opt for surgical procedures to treat their patients, but also use various non-surgical means of treating their patients. Often, these non-surgical methods are used before moving to surgery. Some non-surgical means include physiotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments, oral anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections , hyaluronic injection, traction etc.
Injuries happen all the time -- even to the most careful people. The appropriate early management of trauma care can make all the difference in short, intermediate and long term outcomes. We provide exceptional care in the management of simple as well as complex musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Shawn Hayden is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Traumatologist.
Sports participation is not just for the young but for the young at heart. Keeping yourself fit oftentimes means encountering injuries. Muscle strains, ligament and tendon tears and cartilage injuries may cause your play to deteriorate. Come see us regarding your sports related injuries for evaluation and management. We welcome all athletes, whether you are a golfer, football player, swimmer, martial artist, or even a competitive rower.
This list is by no means comprehensive! Please give us a call even if you have another sports injury-related issue.