These specialties are concerned with the study of the musculoskeletal system and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Orthopedics is particularly focussed on diseases of
– the rachis (spine)
– the shoulder
– the hand
– the hip
– the knee
– the foot
Traumatology is concerned with any injury resulting from traumas to the bones (fractures), tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints.