June 19, 2023
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.71 billion people around the world have musculoskeletal disorders, leading to early retirement, lower levels of well-being, and reduced capacity for social participation, as they limit mobility and dexterity. There are sudden and short-term disorders, up to chronic diseases that can cause permanent disability. In this opportunity, Dr. Ramiro Cieza, an orthopedic surgeon at Clinica Ricardo Palma, provides information on the most common disorders:
Types of musculoskeletal disorders
Treatment: Rest, physical therapy, pain relief medications, and prevention with age-appropriate physical activity.
Treatment: Rest, physical therapy, and analgesics to help reduce pain and improve mobility.
Treatment: Rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and, in severe cases, surgery may be necessary to treat this condition.
Treatment: Rest, physical therapy, use of splints and medications to relieve symptoms and promote healing. In some cases, infiltrations are necessary.
Treatment: Rest, splinting, occupational therapy and, in some cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms and restore function.
Dr. Ramiro Cieza
Orthopedic surgeon at Clínica Ricardo Palma