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What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon treats tendon and ligament injuries, although rheumatologists and physiatrists can treat more mild conditions by medicinal means. All three specialists can splint, prescribe and inject, while only orthopaedists are trained to also apply surgical treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

Depends on the cause: Bone or joint injuries are usually treated by orthopedic surgeons, although non-surgical treatments can be done by family physicians, general internists, and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.) if arthritis is involved, especially if it is rheumatoid arthritis, then a rheumatologist will usually treat this disorder. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats depuytrens of the foot?

What type of doctor treats depuytrens of the foot?

Foot Doctor: Podiatrist and orthopedic surgeons would be the two type of doctors that you may want to consult with. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

Depends: Many family doctors are expert at treating Fibromyalgia because they see so many patients with the condition. If you have one of those family doctors, then he/she should be quite skilled at taking care of you. If your FP is not familiar or doesn't "believe" in fibromyalgia, then you should seek consultation with a rheumatologist who specializes in all arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

What type of doctor specializes in degenerated joint disease?

See a orthopedic Dr.: You can see either an orthopedic doctor(surgeon) or a rheumatologist. Depending on which joints are affected and your symptoms will dictate the type of treatment you need. If the degeneration is in your spinal joints than you would maybe need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon. A pain management doctor may also be able to give you injections to decrease or eliminate your pain. ...Read more

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What kind of physician treats scoliocis?

What kind of physician treats scoliocis?

Orthopedic surgeon: Scoliosis, an s-curving of the back, is usually first seen by pediatricians. They will refer such a patient if there is a problem to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and correction. An adult with scoliosis probably would go straight to an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor typically treats osteoporosis?

What type of doctor typically treats osteoporosis?

Many: Start first with your primary care physician. He/she is the one who knows you best. If necessary, she/he will refer you to the appropriate specialist (endo, gyn, rheumatologists, orthopedic, women health...). It's very important to try to find the cause of the osteoporosis rather than just jump directly to treatment. ...Read more

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What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats lipomas?

What type of doctor treats lipomas?

Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery can treat basal joint arthritis?

What kind of surgery can treat basal joint arthritis?

Basal jt thumb cmc: arthritis is often treated by removing the trapezium. Some surgens add a folded tendon to the remaining space and others add tendon transfers to this to prevent the thumb metacarpal from shifting in the wrong direction. There are many variations on these themes. Splinting and or casting and hand therapy typically follow. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats the moles?

What type of doctor treats the moles?

Dermatologist: www.aad.org/find-a-derm a dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats hand wrist joint pain?

What kind of doctor treats hand wrist  joint pain?

Many! : Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats traumatic brain injuries?

What kind of doctor treats traumatic brain injuries?

Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychologists can determine if there has been any functional brain impairment due to traumatic brain injury. Based upon this evaluation, appropriate referrals to neurology and radiology will be made. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the expertise of the doctors in your region. Fractures of the facial bones can be treated by three specialties: ent, oral surgery, plastic surgery. Not all specialists in the areas treat facial fractures, but all that treat facial fractures are typically in one of those three specialties. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats the tongue?

What type of doctor treats the tongue?

Tongue doctor?: Several doctors can assist you: your physician, your dentist, a local oral surgeon, or an otolaryngologist (ENT) physician specialist. I would start with your dentist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats problems in the legs?

What type of doctor treats problems in the legs?

It depends: A dermatologist would treat the skin on the leg, an orthipedist would treat the muscles or bone problems, and the vascular doctor wold treat any varicosities or circulatory issues. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more