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Orthopedics (alternatively, orthopaedics) is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, disorders, and injuries of the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
A doctor who specializes in this medical specialty is called an orthopedic (alternatively, orthopaedic) surgeon or orthopedis.
Heart disease can manifest as chest pain, tightness or discomfort. Sometimes even shortness of breath can be a symptom of a heart attack. Any unusual restriction in your activity could be a warning sign of heart disease. Dizziness or a fast or irregular heart beat is another symptom.
Almost everyone has some fears about surgery. We may worry about the risks, the anaesthesia, the pain, or what the surgeon may (or may not) find. If you’re scared, it helps to determine what you’re afraid of, then work toward minimising that particular fear. For example, if you’re afraid of the anaesthesia, talk with your doctor and the anaesthesiologist before the procedure to discuss your fears. If you are afraid of the pain, ask your doctor exactly how your pain will be managed. Many women have found that relaxation tapes before, during, and after surgery also help allay fears.