The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group offers a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic services related to orthopaedic surgery. We evaluate and treat
injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Most conditions treated by an orthopaedic surgeon, however, never require surgical intervention. The majority of conditions seen in an orthopaedic practice involve either injuries or degenerative wear and tear diagnoses. An orthopaedic surgeon has received five years of post-doctorate training to become eligible to practice his specialty and become board certified.
Injuries are classified by the activity responsible. Trauma such as slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and work related injuries account for a significant number of serious injuries. Recreation is also responsible for increasing numbers of injuries and has brought sports medicine to the forefront.