An orthopedic doctor is generally involved with treatment of bone injuries, joint injuries.
Many orthopedic doctors may have specialties in the upper extremities (shoulders, elbows, wrists); many in the lower extremities (knees, hips, ankles); and some are even more specialized than that. Some doctors may only deal with hands, or shoulders. An orthopedic doctor is the most important person in terms of an accident that will look at bone injuries.
For example, if you get a shoulder injury, it’s very important to go to a shoulder doctor. These doctors are not only instrumental in determining what the nature and extent of the injury is, but are also the ones that will provide you with the treatment. They are very important to a personal injury case, they will provide us with the final prognosis and diagnosis. After the case is over, you will still be living with the injuries that you sustained in the accident. And we need these doctors to tell us what their prediction are, as to what your condition will be ten, fifteen, twenty years from now.