Orthopaedic Conditions

Orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis and bursitis, affect the musculoskeletal system – most commonly the bones or joints. They can cause pain and dysfunction, making even normal daily activities difficult. These conditions are different from orthopedic injuries, like a shoulder dislocation or broken bone, which are often due to sudden trauma. Unlike accidental or traumatic orthopedic injuries, chronic conditions tend to be progressive in nature, starting slowly and getting worse or evolving over time. They may be genetic or age-related, or they may be caused by overuse.


Some orthopedic conditions are curable, and some cannot currently be cured, but can be treated to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Getting an accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment can help reduce problems down the road – even in progressive conditions without a cure.

There are categories of chronic orthopedic conditions that can occur in many parts of the body. At Beaumont, we diagnose and treat most of them, including:

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors
  • Pains (knee pain, hip pain, joint pain, muscle pain, etc.)