Orthopaedics and Trauma Nurse
Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, which consists primarily of muscles and bones. Disorders, diseases, and injuries to this vital system can be painful and devastating. Orthopaedic nursing focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. These orthopaedic issues include conditions like arthritis, bone fractures, broken bones, joint replacements, genetic malformations, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Orthopaedic nurses are familiar with traction, casting, mobility devices, and pain management. When musculoskeletal conditions require surgery, orthopaedic nurses assist physicians with preparation for the procedure and assists patients with their postoperative recovery. An orthopaedic nurse is an expert in orthopaedic and caring for patients experiencing these conditions.