We found 3 orthopedic surgeons near Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6206 N Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Christopher Boullion works as an orthopedist. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Boullion attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Village Ctr Boulevard; Suite 200
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

Dr. Wayne Bauerle specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bauerle studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
849 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

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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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