The patients who visit an Orthopedic doctor are mostly complaining of some kind of pain. However, there are limitations in how an orthopedic surgeon diagnoses or manages painful conditions. Conservative management, physical therapy, and surgeries are not enough, there is a huge gap where no long-term treatment was available earlier. And this gap is filled by modern pain management techniques.
An orthopedic surgeon must learn or have reasonably good knowledge about interventional pain management techniques that can give long-term pain relief.
We recommend that each orthopedic surgeon attend a few pain management workshops or short courses to learn basic interventions and have overall ideas about recent developments in this field. The majority of the painful conditions that were usually avoided by a busy orthopedic surgeon can be nicely managed by interventional pain management procedures.