What Is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

What Is an Orthopedic SurgeonYou may have heard people use this term in the past but not been exactly sure how an orthopedic surgeon differs from other types of surgeons. To understand what an orthopedic surgeon does, it helps to have some background knowledge about orthopedics in general. The field of orthopedics is centered on the musculoskeletal system, which includes the:

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

Some of the most common orthopedic injuries include dislocations, fractures, sprains, strains, and torn ligaments. Individuals can also experience chronic orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative spine disorders, fibromyalgia, and tendinitis.

While many of these conditions can be treated using conservative techniques, in some cases surgery may be necessary. That’s where orthopedic surgeons come into play. Orthopedic surgeons perform surgical procedures to treat musculoskeletal conditions, including the ones mentioned above and many others. It’s fairly common for orthopedic surgeons to focus on a certain subspecialty, such as the spine or the hands. Some of them also have experience performing minimally invasive procedures, which offer a wide array of benefits when compared to traditional open surgery.

Orthopedic Surgeons Treating Patients in Reno, NV

If you’re in need of an orthopedic surgeon in Reno, Nevada, or the surrounding area, you can turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. We’ve been assisting patients with their orthopedic needs since 1966, and our team includes numerous orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the best possible results.

Contact us today to request a consultation with one of the orthopedic surgeons on our team. You can also make an appointment online using our convenient 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

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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!"

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"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."