South Florida Orthopedic Group, formerly known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence, is a trusted leader in orthopedic care in South Florida. Our orthopedic doctors provide expert diagnoses and care, from nonsurgical treatments to complex procedures such as joint replacement and finger reattachment.
Some of the conditions we treat and services we offer include:
- Fractures and trauma
- Minimally invasivearthroscopic procedures
- Rotator cuff tears and repair
- ACL (knee ligament) tear and reconstruction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and endoscopic repair
- Finger reattachment
- Dupuytren's contracture and the nonsurgical Xiaflex treatment
- Arthritis/joint reconstruction and replacement
Orthopedic conditions and traumas are different in how they come about. Conditions tend to be progressive in nature, starting slow and getting worse over time, whereas traumas are typically from injuries that happen in an accident such as a shoulder dislocation or broken bone. Orthopedic traumas are injuries caused by an external source, and can sometimes be life-threatening. Orthopedic trauma, such as fractures can happen to anyone, at any time. It is very important to receive specialized care for orthopedic traumas because they can not only be life-threatening but life-altering if they are not treated properly and efficiently.
Orthopedic conditions may be age-related or can be caused by overuse. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Some orthopedic conditions are curable while some are not. Treatment recommendations will depend on the type of condition and how severe it is; treatments can range from the RICE method, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, to significant surgeries.
Symptoms of Orthopedic Conditions
There are many different orthopedic conditions that people may suffer from. Many of these conditions share some of the same symptoms or may irritate other conditions from overuse. These symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Restricted range of motion
- Bone pain
- Deformity of the affected area
Treatment for Orthopedic Conditions
When treating orthopedic conditions, it is important to consider the condition you are treating and its severity, your medical history, and risk factors. Minor conditions may respond well to anti-inflammatory medications along with RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), whereas some of the more severe conditions require prescription medications, steroid injections, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.
Orthopedic Doctors in Ft. Lauderdale & Margate, FL
Contact South Florida Orthopedic Group (formerly known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) for all your general orthopedic needs. You can reach us in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. You can also request your appointment now.