What does a traumatologist-orthopaedist treat?
A traumatologist-orthopaedist specialises in treating the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles). In the process, a traumatologist-orthopaedist will provide consultations, precise diagnosis, examination and preparation of an individual treatment programme, as well as, if necessary, surgery, post-operative care and rehabilitation, in cooperation with specialists in other related fields.
What are orthopaedics and traumatology?
Doctors working in the field of traumatology and orthopaedics treat shoulder, elbow, arm and wrist joints, leg, knee, ankle injuries, hip ailments spinal injuries and diseases, foot and leg joint injuries, rheumatic diseases, as well as, in cooperation with physiotherapists, offering rehabilitation and physiotherapy after various bone and joint injuries or bone fracture complications. As a field, orthopaedics is also associated with musculoskeletal prosthetics if patients have damaged or lost movement functions.
When do you need a consultation from a traumatologist-orthopaedist?
How should I prepare for a visit to a traumatologist-orthopaedist?
If you are heading to your first appointment, you should wear clothing that allows the doctor to access the injured area. During your first appointment with the traumatologist- orthopaedist, the specialist will carefully interview you to obtain detailed answers to questions related to the injury or illness. If you have had check-ups related to the specific disease, you should take the documentation with you, because this will help the doctor to ascertain the diagnosis faster and to draw up the required programme of treatment. The doctor may prescribe additional check-ups, medication, physiotherapy or consultations with other specialists, if these are required to improve your health and to make a precise diagnosis.
What check-ups are required in cases of fractures and orthopaedic illnesses?
How much does a visit to a traumatologist-orthopaedist cost?
The price of a consultation will depend on the chosen institution and doctor, as well as on the additional services required. Usually the price of a visit to a specialist will start from EUR 45, but the patient should bear in mind that additional examinations may be required. For example, an X-ray can cost EUR 20 or more, ultrasonography starts from EUR 45, while computed tomography costs start from EUR 145.
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