Orthopedic Medical Assistant Certification

What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that concerns the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves). The physicians in this field are called Orthopedic Surgeons, and they work to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate those with injuries and diseases related to the musculoskeletal system, helping patients move, work, and be active.

What are some of the services Orthopedic Surgeons provide?

Orthopedic Surgeons attend to many different types of injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. They care for patients with dislocated, sprained, or fractured bones, strained or torn muscles and ligaments, bone and spine disorders, cerebral palsy, tumors, arthritis and osteoporosis. Setting broken limbs, developing a course of physical therapy and treatment, and performing surgery are just a few of the things that Orthopedic Surgeons do.

Orthopedic Surgery (SCMA-ORS™)

What does a Medical Assistant Certified in Orthopedic Surgery do?

A Specialty Certified Medical Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery (SCMA-ORS™) is an asset to any practice with his/her knowledge of Orthopedic terminology and treatments. Orthopedic Medical Assistants organize patient charts and collect data like vital signs, medical histories and allergy alerts. They, also, need a thorough understanding of wound care, suture/stitches/staple removal, sterilization practices and splints, casts and medical first aid as they often assist Orthopedic Surgeons in this care of patients.

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