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

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

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. Read more

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What to do if I want to become a orthopedic surgeon but I want to only do foot and ankles that possible?

What to do if I want to become a orthopedic surgeon but I want to only do foot and ankles that possible?

Orthopedic: Yes, b tunas dr beresh said you will have to do general orthopedics first. Consider podiatry - foot and ankle is all we do. Read more

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I'm a high school senior and I am aspiring to become an orthopedic surgeon. Is there any advice any doctor can give me about obtaining my goal?

Work hard: Study hard. Make excellent grades. Volunteer. Shadow some doctors. It is very difficult to get into medical school, but with hard work it can be done. Read more

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Can you tell me how can I become a orthopedic surgeon that specializes in foot and ankle and will I have to do back surgery?

Can you tell me how can I become a orthopedic surgeon that specializes in foot and ankle and will I have to do back surgery?

See below: You need to attend medical school and then do an orthopedic residency and then a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery.
You will be exposed to back surgery but may not have to do any depending on the program. Read more

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What are the? Steps? To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

What are the? Steps? To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship, ortho residency, spine fellowship. About 14 years later, you will be ready to be the new spine surgeon, pay your dues and earn a reputation. Read more

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What can an orthopedic surgeon do for me?

What can an orthopedic surgeon do for me?

He/she will listen-: -2 U, examine Ur areas of concern, & take images of the area. If a diagnosis is able 2 B arrived @, then a treatment plan is recommended. If not U may need lab tests &/or more imaging, MRI, CT, Scans may be needed. The most important part is that he or she listens 2 U. Read more

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Please help me? What is an orthopedic surgeon?

Musculoskeletal: A surgeon that treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is a broad field and some orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating hand, spine, total joint, trauma, and oncologic disorders within the field. Read more

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What kinds of things can an orthopedic surgeon do?

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. Read more

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Please explain what does an orthopedic surgeon do?

Skeletal systems: Concentration on ailments of the muscle, bone, and joint systems. Read more

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Do you think it's worth becoming a orthopedic surgeon?

Yes: Hi, I am an orthopaedic radiologist. I started off on the path to become an ortho surgeon & ultimately ended up choosing radiology instead.

Ortho is an excellent field. If you become an ortho surgeon you will have the opportunity to be a critical part of the healthcare team. Treating fractures, sports injuries, trauma patients, back disease. It is very satisfying being able to help those in need. Read more

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How long is the typical shift of an orthopedic surgeon?

Otho Surgery work hr: I am not an orthopedic surgeon but I can tell you that there is no such thing as a "shift" for them. I know of no surgical specialty as dedicated to their patients as are the orthopods. They typically spend a very long day in the or, see patients in their office and then may have a few minutes with their families only to be called back to the hospital to handle emergency orthopedics. Thank god. Read more

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What does an orthopedic surgeon do normally on a daily basis?

Depends: This would depend on the type of practice. Most likely, have office hours, set times for surgery. Some may take "emergency call" at the local hospital. Some may be teaching positions, so it all depends on how they want to practice. Read more

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Are you happy with your career choice as an orthopedic surgeon?

Are you happy with your career choice as an orthopedic surgeon?

Contentment: I am extremely happy with my career choice as an orthopedic surgeon. Most of the time the work we do as a quick reward of patient satisfaction. I have been in practice for 27 yrs and enjoy it more then ever even with all the politics surrounding healthcare.

I cannot see myself doing anything else and plan on working as long as I am healthy. Read more

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What are the typical weekly work hours for an orthopedic surgeon?

Wow, anywhere from-: - 60 to 100 @ times. Sometimes on call U R also doing surgery & endless accidents come in as well as all types of fractures & U just have Ur assistant evaluate them & if surgical, get them ready and wait in line. I have started @ 8 am & worked all night & finished @ late the next day. Not often but it happens a lot especially holidays and wk ends if a college town. B prepared 4 it! Read more

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Subsequent to two hours of waiting. Why does my orthopedic surgeon have the right to pick who he wants me to see?

Every time an ortho-: - surgeon sees a patient, it's hard to tell how long it may take with them. Often they say "oh bye the way " & proceed to tell you of another problem or complication that blind sides you, subsequently a 15 minute check up turns into a 45 minute appt & from that point on you as an orthopedic surgeon can never catch up. Multiply this by 3 or 4 or more patients & you can see how it can happen. Read more

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Can orthopedic surgeon adjust subluxated rib?

That sounds like-: -DC diagnosis. If an injury caused a injury to the costo-chondral junction, a chest or thoracic surgeon would deal with it. Read more

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Do I see an orthopedic surgeon if I think I have an MCL tear?

It depends.: If it is painful but tolerable, you can give it a few days to see how it does. Try "rice" which is short for "rest, ice, compression, & elevation". If it stays sore and swollen, there are mechanical symptoms of giving way or locking, or you are unable to fully flex or extend it; you should probably have it evaluated. Read more

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Please help me with this? Scared of orthopedic surgeon visit!?

See below: Relax. Take a deep breath. Orthopedic surgeons do not only do operations but they also recommend conservative treatment for a lot of conditions. Education and counseling anti-inflammatory medication with food, muscle relaxants, pain medications injection therapy, occupational and physical therapy are just a few few of the treatment regimens. Good luck thank you. Read more

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