Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active.

Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And anybody can break a bone.

Dr. Howard

Dr. Mark Howard is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the neck and spine and has demonstrated his mastery of orthopaedic knowledge by passing both oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He is skilled in the:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans
  • Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
  • Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases.