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what's the difference between an ortopedic doctor and a orthopedic surgeon?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon: I suspect "ortopedic" is a typo. That being the case, an orthopedic surgeon one would assume completed a surgical residency program and hopefully is certified by the american board of orthopedic surgery. Many others call themselves orthopedic doctors including some primary care doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists with a doctorate degree. Check the board status.
Answered on Feb 5, 2013
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