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Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, trauma tic, and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system , its muscular and bone parts. Apart from the mechanical considerations, it also is concerned with the pathology , genetics, intrinsic, extrinsic, and biomechanical factors involved.
Rheumatology , a subspecialty of internal medicine , is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases . Rheumatologists mainly deal with problems involving the muscles and/or joints .
Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy ) is a health profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disability through physical means. It is based upon principles of medical science, and is generally held to be within the sphere of conventional (rather than alternative ) medicine . Physiotherapy is practiced by physiotherapists.