Rehabilitation is the restoration or optimization of functional capacities and outcomes of individuals with chronic debilitating conditions. Orthopaedic surgery is a valuable and powerful tool in the rehabilitation armamentarium for improving musculoskeletal function. Orthopaedic rehabilitation uses the basic principles of our specialty to evaluate and treat a wide variety of potentially devastating injuries and disorders. Orthopaedic rehabilitation does not limit itself by the age of the person, the anatomic location of the problem, or the etiology of the musculoskeletal dysfunction. Rather, it focuses on the musculoskeletal system as a whole and understands the linkages and coupling between bones, joints, muscles, and the nervous system. The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association strives to be a force helping to unify the needs of our patients with the ever expanding subspecialty expertise within Orthopaedic Surgery and other medical specialties. The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association also promotes the continuing care of children with orthopaedic disorders as they transition to the world of adult health care. Orthopaedic rehabilitation utilizes the entire range of services offered by traditional orthopaedic subspecialties along with an array of novel treatments. Some of the disorders commonly treated in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation include:

Amputation Surgery Prosthetics
Orthotics Neuromuscular Diseases
Neurological Disorders Post-Polio Syndrome
Stroke Traumatic Head Injuries
Heterotopic Ossification Orthopaedic Trauma
Spinal Cord Injury Peripheral Nerve Injuries