Consulting with patients andanalyzing patient data to determine patient needs and treatmentgoals.
Examining patients to diagnose bone,joint, ligament, or other musculoskeletal problems, includingdiseases, or injuries.
Collaborating withother specialists, when necessary, to determine a course oftreatment.
Recording patient care bymaintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, includingcomments, tests and / or treatments prescribed, and testresults.
Administering general and localanesthetics, when necessary.
Performingsurgical procedures on various parts of the musculoskeletal system,including plating broken bones, reattaching tendons and ligaments,or performing joint or hip replacements, among otherprocedures.
Prescribing medication to improverecovery and control pain after surgical procedures.
Referring patients to physical therapy, when necessary,or performing non-invasive procedures such as casting and splintinglimbs.
Monitoring ongoing progress and healthof patients, and changing treatment plans, as necessary.
Providing support and advice to patients receivinglong-term care.
Conducting research ondefects, diseases, and disorders affecting the musculoskeletalsystem.