What Is an Orthopedist?

What Is an Orthopedist Reno NVHas your doctor referred you to an orthopedist? If you’re like many people, you may have heard of orthopedists but not know what they actually do. Orthopedists specialize in the field of orthopedics, which focuses on the musculoskeletal system (the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves). While some of these physicians practice general orthopedics, others specialize in a certain area of the body, like the spine or the hands. Some orthopedists even specialize in certain types of injuries. Sports medicine experts, for example, focus on injuries resulting from athletics. And, orthopedic oncologists devote their practice to cancers affecting the musculoskeletal system.

What Do Orthopedists Treat?

There’s a virtually endless number of conditions that can affect the musculoskeletal system, and orthopedists may have experience with any of them. However, some of the most common conditions that orthopedists treat include:

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

Need an Orthopedist in Reno, NV?

If you’re in the Reno, Nevada, area and you think you could benefit from the help of an orthopedist, turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. We’re a full-service orthopedic clinic that’s been serving patients since 1966, and our team includes physicians, surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Contact us to learn more. Or, if you’d like to meet with one of the skilled orthopedists on our team, fill out our online request form and we’ll set up an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.

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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

(775) 392-3680

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!"

Christa D. / Carson City, Nevada
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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."