A 39-year-old member asked:
hello doctors, what does a orthopedic surgeon do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Peter Ihle answered
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: It involves the treatment of afflictions of the musculoskeletal system: fractures, infections, tumors, nerve entrapment, sprains ; muscle disorders, back issues as.Herniated disk, arthritis; curvature (scoliosis), ; more. It is a very complicated specialty ; has many sub specialties that require more training (fellowships): spine, hand, , sports medicine, ; more than i can list here. Lots of study.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013
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