Orthopaedic conditions

Description

The physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, and natural history of common orthopaedic conditions and injuries.

Alternative labels

orthopaedic condition
orthopaedic ailments
pathophysiology of orthopaedic conditions
orthopaedic injuries
physiology of orthopaedic conditions

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Orthopaedic conditions is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Chiropractor: Chiropractors are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders related to the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. They are independent primary health care professionals.
Podiatry assistant: Podiatry assistants help the podiatrist by carrying out supportive tasks such as assisting in diagnosing and treating the disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet, advising people on foot care techniques and the importance of foot care for promoting better mobility and general well-being. They also perform small tasks such as cutting toe nails, applying plasters and general clerical duties.
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are foot specialists who study foot physiology and pathology from a structural and functional standpoint. They assess, diagnose, and treat physical, sporting injuries, rehabilitation, medical and surgical problems of the foot and lower limb in their clinical practice. Podiatrists are active outside the clinical environment in research, medico-legal, and forensic activities. Podiatrists act within the scope of their podiatry training, experience, and regulating authority of their member country.

Optional knowledge

Orthopaedic conditions is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Prosthetist-orthotist: Prosthetist-orthotists design and custom fit prostheses and orthoses for individuals who are missing a limb from accident, disease or congenital conditions or for individuals who have impairments, deficiences or weaknesses due to injury, pathology or congenital malformation. They mix patient care with the design and fabrication of these devices to address their patients’ needs.

 


 

References

  1. Orthopaedic conditions – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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