What Is an Orthopedic Doctor?

What Is an Orthopedic Doctor Reno NVIf you’ve been referred to an orthopedic doctor, you’re probably wondering what that position involves and how this provider differs from a primary care physician. While a primary care physician practices general medicine, an orthopedic doctor specializes in the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves.

What Conditions Does an Orthopedic Doctor Treat?

An orthopedic doctor treats a wide range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. These conditions can be acute (ones that develop suddenly) or chronic (ones that develop more gradually and last for an extended period of time). Some of the most common acute conditions treated by orthopedic doctors include:

  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn ligaments

Orthopedic doctors also commonly treat patients living with the following chronic conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative spine conditions
  • Fibromyalgia

Skilled Orthopedic Doctors in Reno, NV

If you’re in need of an orthopedic doctor in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, you can turn to the team of professionals at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Our practice was founded in 1966, and since that time, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of patients. We treat all of the conditions listed above, along with many others, and we do everything we can to help our patients restore their function, mobility, and quality of life.

We invite you to contact us with any questions you have about the services our orthopedic doctors provide to patients in the Reno, NV, area. Or, if you’re ready to make an appointment, you can do so using our convenient online scheduling system.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

(775) 392-3680

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

(775) 392-3680

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


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

(775) 392-3680

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

(775) 392-3680

105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

(775) 392-3680

306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

(775) 392-3680

2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(775) 392-3680

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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!"

Christa D. / Carson City, Nevada
Thanks Doc!

"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."