At Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO) we assess and treat a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, injuries, and illnesses. Our physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals have vast experience in general orthopaedics as well as subspecialties requiring the latest technology, training, and techniques.
We deal with many conditions and injuries that do not require surgery, such as certain forms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, muscle and tendon sprains and strains, fractures, and repetitive motion syndromes.
That’s why, in addition to our surgeons, the CMO team includes physician assistants, nurses, imaging technologists, a certified hand therapist, and cast and brace specialists. Under the direction of the physicians, they provide diagnostic services and nonsurgical treatment, including professional casting and splinting services and rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries.
Additionally, all of our doctors regularly treat patients with therapies other than surgery. We work with patients to develop plans to help avoid injuries. We focus on helping patients use nonsurgical treatments first. In the case of a sprain, this might be RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). For other conditions, it might be an exercise routine or working with a physical therapist. At CMO we treat patients using the least invasive procedures first — and reserve surgery for injuries and condition that will not respond to other methods.