We found 9 orthopedic surgeons near Zachary, LA.

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Jeffrey S. Freyder
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 4845 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
Clinical Interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)
Brian Ernest Kozar MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.4 Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 4801 McHugh Rd, Zachary, LA 70791
Dr. Amy Gaudet Rabalais MD
Specializes in Allergy, Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 4845 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
Benjamin Bryan Browning
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 4845 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
Dr. Janet E. Lewis M.D.
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6110 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
Dr. Robert David Rabalais MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 6550 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
Dr. Ronnie Edwin Mathews MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 2335 Church St, Zachary, LA 70791
Dr. Adam Nelson Whatley M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6550 Main, Zachary, LA 70791
David J. Wyatt M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 4845 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common 'wear-and-tear' problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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