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A 29-year-old member asked:

do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures.
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Joint replacement ?: After medical school and an orthopedic surgery residency program , many go on to do an " extra " year or fellowship in orthopedic sub specialties ( sports medicine, foot and ankle, spine, hand, trauma and joint replacement ). Many general orthopedists do joint replacements . Those who have done a fellowship in joint replacement have more training ! good luck!

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