A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the differences between an orthopedic surgeon and an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Different: Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system,
oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.
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Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Different: Orthopedist works on musculoskeletal system: bone, joint, ligament, nerve, muscle, tendon. Oral surgeon works on oral cavity and facial issues of bone & soft tissue that relate to this.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2014
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