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Wake Orthopaedics FAQs

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system, including the bones and muscles.

What are common orthopedic problems?

Some common orthopedic injuries and conditions that we treat are broken bones, torn ligaments, dislocations, sprains, tendon injuries and pulled muscles. We also offer treatment for:

What are the most common orthopedic surgeries?

Some of the common orthopedic surgeries that we perform at Wake Orthopaedics are joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery and repair of soft tissue injuries, like cartilage injuries. We have surgeons that specialize in surgical treatment for the:

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries with physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise. At Wake Orthopaedics, we’re proud to offer a team of physical therapy specialists to our patients to help them recover from injuries, surgery and more.

What is occupational hand therapy?

Occupational hand therapy is the treatment of disease and injury of the upper extremity with physical methods, such as exercise, functional activities and splinting. At Wake Orthopaedics, we're proud to offer a team of certified hand therapists to our patients to help them recover from injuries, surgery and more.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

When you come to your first appointment at Wake Orthopaedics, bring your applicable completed patient forms, your current insurance card, a photo ID, list of your current medications, co-payment (if required by your insurance carrier) and any referrals required by your insurance carrier.