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A 34-year-old member asked:

can you please define orthopedic surgery and does it hurt?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Depends: On what surgery and what part of the body. I put total knee replacement in the top 5. Need more info.
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Treatment of bones: Orthopedic surgery is the treatment of conditions pertaining to the skeletal system. Some Orthopedic procedures can be painful but many time we use local anesthetic to minimize the post surgical pain

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