Whether you have a broken bone, torn ligament, or a wear-and-tear problem in your knee, consulting an orthopedic surgeon is an excellent option. Orthopedics is a medical specialty that deals with pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, i.e. bones, joints, muscles, and tendons. The role of the orthopedist is to diagnose and treat injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Some surgeons specialize in a specific area, such as: sports injuries, hand problems, spinal diseases, etc. At Clinique Duval, we specialize in knee and hip joint replacements. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system have a major impact on quality of life. Orthopaedic surgeons are committed to restoring their patients’ active lives.

The orthopaedic doctor is a surgeon
Orthopedic surgeons can diagnose the problem, prescribe the necessary medication or therapy, repair bones and rebuild ligaments or muscles. To provide quality care, the orthopedist must rely on a team of qualified professionals. Nurses, attendants, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, anesthetists and general practitioners all play a crucial role in the success of orthopedic treatment.

Qualifications
The studies required to become an orthopaedic surgeon are long and demanding. In addition to obtaining an MD, candidates must complete a 5-year residency in orthopaedic surgery. If they wish to specialize further, and work in an academic center, a further 2 years training in an internationally renowned center is required. As subspecialists in hip and knee joint replacement, Clinique Duval surgeons have completed 12 years of university studies. To maintain their level of expertise, the majority of our doctors and orthopaedic surgeons continue to study and do research to ensure they are always on the cutting edge of the field and finding new treatments.

A craftsman of the human body
With years of education, experience and their own technical skills, the orthopedist is a fine technician who can rebuild or repair the damaged bones and muscles of the human body. He dexterously handles tools such as saws, hammers, and screwdrivers in much the same way as a carpenter. However, he has at his disposal cutting-edge technology and precision tools that enable him to perform surgical feats of prowess. Clinique Duval surgeons are skilled technicians, using robotic assistance to give their patients the best possible chance of success.

An unrivalled technician, and more
Practising surgery and caring for people requires listening, compassion, and empathy. Healing requires mutual trust between patient, surgeon, and team. At Clinique Duval, the surgeon cares for each patient as if he or she were caring for a friend or family member. Despite the high success rates of orthopaedic surgery, no surgery is without risk. Taking care of potential problems is also an important commitment of the orthopaedic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon to treat you can be a long process, and the search should always be meticulous.

Clinique Duval is the Canadian benchmark for private hip and knee joint replacement. We suggest you come in for a consultation to find the surgeon who’s right for you. We’ll be able to diagnose your problem and guide you toward a speedy recovery.