What Does an Orthopedic Specialist Do?

What Does an Orthopedic Specialist Do Reno NVIf you’ve been referred to an orthopedic specialist, you may be wondering what that person does and how he or she may be able to provide you with relief. An orthopedic specialist is a doctor who specializes in illnesses and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system, which includes the:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Nerves

There are various orthopedic subspecialties, such as joint replacement, pediatrics, and sports medicine. What’s more, some orthopedic doctors specialize in certain areas of the body, such as the hands or the spine.

Conditions Treated

Whether you’ve sustained a sudden injury (known as an “acute condition”) or your symptoms have gradually worsened over time (known as a “chronic condition”), an orthopedic specialist can provide the care you need. Orthopedic specialists treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn ligaments

Many orthopedic specialists recommend that their patients attempt to treat their symptoms with conservative methods before turning to surgery. These nonsurgical techniques might include pain medication, corticosteroid injections, hot/cold therapy, gentle exercise, and stretching. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to help the patient achieve relief.

Orthopedic Specialists Treating Patients in Reno, NV

If you need an orthopedic specialist in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, you can turn to the experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. We’ve treated tens of thousands of patients since our founding in 1966, and we remain committed to providing our clients with a comprehensive care experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists on our team.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."