Pacific Rim Orthopedic Surgeons

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Your musculoskeletal system gives you the ability to move. It provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, and allows you to move, work, and be active.

Treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions can be done without a surgical procedure by using medication, exercise, and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies.

Pacific Rim Orthopedic Surgeons will discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options with you to help you select the best plan to enable you to live a more active and functional life.

A doctor using a skeleton model to discuss a diagnosis with their patient.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Septic arthritis is a rare condition that affects one or many joints in the body. The joint infection is serious and can affect both joint fluid and joint tissues. While septic arthritis occurs more often in children than adults, it can have several causes and includes symptoms such as limited range of motion and intense pain.

Osteomyelitis is a painful bone infection that causes swelling, which can damage the bone and encourage bone loss. The infection is caused by bacteria and fungi but can be successfully treated with antibiotics, though surgery may be recommended as well. The groups of people most at risk for developing osteomyelitis include younger children, elderly adults, and people with diabetes.