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A 48-year-old member asked:

what kinds of things can an orthopedic surgeon do?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
We deal with bones,: joints, muscles, ligament/tendons, nerves, whether they are broken, injured, torn, inflamed, disrupted or pinched. Also Arthritis of joints, with meds, therapy, shots, or surgery, depending on severity of the problem and patient's response. Some of us specialize in Spines, Hands, Upper extremity, or Foot/Ankle.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Wow would need 2-: -write a book. Just about anything that pertains to the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis,bone tumors,repairing tendon lacerations,broken bones. Most of the text books of orthopedic surgery have a minimum of 2 volumes. Then getting into the sub specialties again there are volumes for hand, tumors, joint replacement,spine ,sports medicine.in other words lots,& long time training.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I am new to palo alto. Can you suggest a good orthopedic doctor in the area?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Leg work: You really have to check yourself by talking to people. Don't take one or two peoples advice for something that important. You can also go onto the state board's website and check the doctors history for legal issues. This may not tell you good doctors but if i see a pattern of lawsuits i would have second thoughts.
A 43-year-old female asked:

Do doctors like it when you go get a second orthopedic opinion?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
A second opinion: You are entitled to it. I wouldn't worry about whether or not doctors like it. Most doctors understand and welcome it. If you have any doubts or concerns about your orthopedic treatment, don't hesitate to get a second opinion from another orthopedic surgeon.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can extensive exposure to computers lead to orthopedic disorder?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Im seeing a higher incidnence in both carpal tunnel syndrome and dequervains tendonitis along with trigger fingers in the younger populatiion i believe its due to increased use of texting especially with use of the blackberry i had a 16 year old girl who we were able to alleviate her cts symptoms with activity modification and therapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How hard is it to go through training to become an orthopedic surgeon?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
Orthopedic Surgeon: The training in orthopedic surgery consists of trauma, adult, pediatric, and hand surgery. 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school . 5 yrs residency and most graduates do a one year fellowship. Getting into medical school is hard, but it is even harder to get into an ortho residency. The residency involves quite a bit of work and paying your dues. Each yr more responsibility. It is worth it.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I expect at an orthopedic appointment?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
It goes quickly: Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon is not much different than seeing other physicians. You'll check in with the receptionist and be put in a room by an assistant. They will ask you why you are seeing the doctor. The doctor will ask some of the same questions and examine you. You may get x-rays, medicine, therapy or injections. Don't leave without a diagnosis, follow-up and all of your ?'s answered.

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