Dr. Trong Nguyen, MD, FAAOS extended his surgical training to specialize in Total Shoulder Replacements, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Reverse Shoulder Replacements, Shoulder Instability Repair, Meniscus Tears, Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair.
At your next appointment, Dr. Nguyen will ask many questions to obtain a history and will perform a physical examination. Other tests may be ordered as well, such as, X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, or blood tests. This will help with diagnosis and treatment planning which may include therapy, medications, or surgery.
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Orthopaedics (Orthopedics) is a surgical specialty that concentrates on treating injuries and diseases of your musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat problems of your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves of your body. These are parts of your body that help you walk, run, play, move, and work every day. Any injury or problem in your musculoskeletal system can significantly affect the way you move on a day to day basis. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be involved in the diagnosis of your injury or disorder and will recommend therapy, exercise, medications, or surgery.
Your orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with comprehensive training in diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and requires up to 14 years of formal education, which includes the following :