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Orthopedic Medicine

Orthopedic doctors specialize in musculoskeletal conditions, which affect the nerves, ligaments, tendons, joints, bones, and muscles. From strained muscles to fractured bones to joint pain, orthopedic medicine aims to provide pain relief through surgical and non-surgical modalities. With locations in Birmingham-Grandview and Hoover, AL, Southlake Orthopaedics proudly serves communities across central Alabama. Learn more about our orthopedic services at Southlake Orthopaedics.

What Is Orthopedic Medicine?

Orthopedics medicine focuses on conditions and diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. Although injured athletes commonly seek out orthopedists, the field encompasses more than just sports medicine. At Southlake Orthopaedics, our board-certified physicians diagnose and treat issues with the following:

Orthopedic doctors also guide patients through rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, after they’ve had surgery or sustained an injury. What’s more, the orthopedic specialists at Southlake Orthopaedics emphasize patient education, assisting them with tactics for preventing injury or managing chronic conditions.

Treatment for Orthopedic Conditions

Southlake Orthopaedics is home to board-certified, multi-level specialists. Whichever type of orthopedic medicine a patient requires, Southlake Orthopaedics can offer every subspecialty category available. Treatments for orthopedic conditions may include:

Southlake Orthopaedics doctor evaluating a patient


When patients are too severely injured for non-surgical treatments, or if they have not responded to non-surgical treatments in the past, surgery might be recommended. At Southlake Orthopaedics, experienced and respected surgeons collaborate to identify the most appropriate surgical approach for each individual. Using years of expertise and state-of-the-art technology, Southlake Orthopaedics commonly performs procedures such as:

Southlake Orthopaedics saves surgical treatment for patients who absolutely need it, first trying non-surgical approaches to care. If surgery is recommended, Southlake Orthopaedics may perform one of the following types:

  • Open surgery: This is viewed as the traditional method through an incision.
  • Arthroscopy: This less-invasive approach requires only small incisions and uses a small instrument with a camera, guiding surgeons with precision with detailed images of the joint.
  • Arthroplasty: In more complex cases, an arthroplasty replaces a joint with man-made hardware.


To help patients regain strength, range of motion, flexibility, and movement, rehabilitation is recommended, whether surgery has been performed or not. Southlake Orthopaedics offers an in-house physical therapy department, including Certified Hand Therapists. Southlake Orthopaedics also has an orthotics lab, as well as an osteoporosis clinic.

Orthopedic Weight Loss

To improve their candidacy for surgery or improve their overall orthopedic health, patients can participate in orthopedic weight loss at Southlake Orthopaedics. This program offers members an initial telehealth screening and in-person appointment, as well as weight loss prescriptions and subsequent telehealth monitoring. Losing weight decreases stress on the joints, improves the integrity of cartilage, and boosts mobility. For every pound of weight lost, four pounds of stress are alleviated from joints.

Less Pain, More Living With Southlake Orthopaedics

With locations in Birmingham-Grandview and Hoover, AL, Southlake Orthopaedics is committed to excellence in providing orthopedic care across central Alabama. If you’re ready to live life with less pain, consult with the orthopedic doctors at Southlake Orthopaedics today. Contact us to schedule an appointment.