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Podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for cheilectomy?

Podiatrist: Surgical podiatrists generally do a higher volume of these surgeries and therefore have more experience. ...Read more

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What's an orthopedist? An ortho surgeon?

Orthopedist: Another name for your orthopedic surgeon. He/she will examine and treat you for conditions that involve bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Either will do as --: Both of them should be trained in doing these surgeries. The orthopod should be a spinal surgeon. Your pcp canhelp you as to who to go to. Good luck. ...Read more

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How are an orthopedic surgeon and a cervical spine surgeon different?

How are an orthopedic surgeon and a cervical spine surgeon different?

Neck surgeon: Orthopaedic surgeons care for joints like knees , shoulders, etc. Some orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons specialize in spinal surgery. Therefore, they specialize in the care of the neck and back. ...Read more

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How does a podiatric surgeon differ from an orthopedic surgeon?

How does a podiatric surgeon differ from an orthopedic surgeon?

See below: The short version is that podiatric surgeons attend podiatric medical school followed by a three year podiatric surgery residency. Orthopedic surgeons attend medical school (allopathic or osteopathic) followed by an orthopedic residency. They may go on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship. ...Read more

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Should i see an orthopedic surgeon or poiatrist for ganglion cyst removal?

Should i see an orthopedic surgeon or poiatrist for ganglion cyst removal?

Depends: Where is the location of the ganglion? Most are located on the wrist and some located at the located at ankle level. An orthopedic, hand, or general surgeon can handle a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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Who is best fit to do a microdiscetomy: an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon?

Who is best fit to do a microdiscetomy: an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon?

Maybe both: As long as they have had proper training and a good local reputation, either should be competent to do the procedure. ...Read more

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Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction ? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ! please elaborate.

ORTHO OR PODIATRIST: A foot and ankle trained orthopedic surgeon or board certified podiatric surgeon would be best qualified for a tendon transfer to correct for a drop foot. A dynamic transfer of the posterior tibial tendon is my procedure of choice. This can be augmented with a transposition of the anterior tibial tendon.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How is a podiatrist and a orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot & ankle surgery different?

How is a podiatrist and a orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot & ankle surgery different?

On average...: A podiatrist has been specializing in feet and ankles all their time in training (mandatory 3 years of residency as well), while the orthopedic surgeon becomes a specialist in the foot and ankle after completing the fellowship after their general orthopedic residency. Podiatrists deal with all aspects of the foot and ankle disease and prevention: from skin problems to reconstructive surgery... ...Read more

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Who is better at reading a knee mri? Radiologist or orthopedic surgeon

Who is better at reading a knee mri? Radiologist or orthopedic surgeon

Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients pain and the physical examination. That said , if it came down to looking at the pictures by themselves, the radiologist has the edge. ...Read more

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Is ankle subluxation better treated by a dpm or a orthopedic surgeon?

Is ankle subluxation better treated by a dpm or a orthopedic surgeon?

Ankle issues: There are podiatrists and orthopedists who do not like to treat ankles and there are both who actually specialize in ankles. Call their offices and ask about their residency training and if they see a lot of ankle injuries. Also, check with the local hospital referral servicves or with your primary care physician for a referral. ...Read more

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How dies orthopedic hand doctor differ from vascular surgeon. What tests or exam does the orthopedic hand doctor do.

How dies orthopedic hand doctor differ from vascular surgeon.  What tests or exam does the orthopedic hand doctor do.

Different doctors : The orthopedic hand doctor will look at all aspects of the hand and wrist including skin, bones, nerves, vessels, tendons, ligaments and motion. The exams they perform are x-rays, mri, emg, and physical exams. Vascular surgeons are fellowship trained surgical specialists that treat blood vessel problems all throughout the body. ...Read more

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If joint pain, do I see orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist?

If joint pain, do I see orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist?

Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist. Most pain problems involving the musculoskeletal system do not require surgery. Also, an inflammatory arthritis always needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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Soi want to be an orthopedic pediatric surgeon?

Study: College, medical school, orthopedic residency, and then a 1-2 year pediatric orthopedic fellowship depending on your field of interest, ie spine, etc. ...Read more

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What is an orthopedists? Same thing as orthopedic surgeon?

What is an orthopedists? Same thing as orthopedic surgeon?

Yes: Orthopod, orthopedist, and orthopaedic surgeon are the same doctor. The specialty of orthopaedic surgery involves care of the musculoskeletal system. We're probably best known for fixing fractures (broken bones), joint replacement and arthroscopy. We have fellowships for hand, shoulder&elbow, sports, foot&ankle, spine, oncology (tumor), pediatric and adult reconstuction (joints), and trauma. ...Read more

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For Lateral Malleolus Fracture, which doctor should patient see, podiatric or orthopedic doctor and why?

It depends.: In many states, Podiatrists do ankle surgery. You should see a doctor who is trained to perform ankle surgery, and is board certified. You may not need surgery but you want to see someone who is able to do it if you do need it. Some orthopedic surgeons concentrate on knees and hips or shoulders and do very little foot/ankle work. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Kyphosis 70 degree Orthopedic surgeon said no worry it will not become better or worse at age of 20 Is that true or should I see another doctor?

Kyphosis 70 degree
Orthopedic surgeon said no worry it will not become better or worse at age of 20
Is that true or should I see another doctor?

Yes and no: The ortho is probably most concerned about whether you need surgery or bracing or not. If you're having symptoms from it, you might get benefit from highly skilled manual treatment like osteopathy. ...Read more

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Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Is there difference between an sports medicine doctor and orthopedic surgeon?

Sports Med v Ortho: A sports med doctor does not have to be an orthopedic surgeon. Anyone can put that name on their door, even a chiropractor. An orthopedic surgeon goes through a 5 year residency and most of us have also done a fellowship. I did a one year sports medicine fellowship after my residency. Be wary of titles. ...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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Is an orthopedic surgeon the only kind of doctor who can take care of a wrist injury?

Is an orthopedic surgeon the only kind of doctor who can take care of a wrist injury?

Orthopedic Hand: Just as internal medicine (im) doctors are trained to diagnose/treat various medical conditions, orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose/treat various muskuloskeletal injuries and diseases. An im doctor will refer you to a cardiologist for a complex heart problem because they are best suited to treat it. Similarly, hand surgeons are best suited to treat complex conditions of the wrist. ...Read more

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How do I find an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in replacement shoulders I have had a total knee replacement done and would return to this doctor but he specializes in knees not shoulders. Prefer one who does shoulders all day like the previous surge

How do I find an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in replacement shoulders I have had a total knee replacement done and would return to this doctor but he specializes in knees not shoulders.  Prefer one who does shoulders all day like the previous surge

One : One of the best ways to do this is to just ask the surgeon who did your knees for a referral, or two. Let him know what you are looking for and, chances are, he will know someone who does a good number of shoulder replacements. Look for someone with specialty training in shoulder conditions, and shoulder replacements in particular. You can also ask local physical therapists who they might recommend. For another resource, look to the american shoulder and elbow surgeons for a list of surgeon members in your area. http://spec.ases-assn.org/members/public/memdir.cfm listen to your gut, as well. You will need to be comfortable that your surgeon is someone you will be able to trust and form a good relationship with. ...Read more

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Hi, can I text chat with an Orthopedic Surgeon here?

This is not: a chat room,if you a problem tell your problem , hundreds of available experts will volunteer and answer your question ...Read more

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What is an orthopedists? Same thing as orthopedic surgeon?

Yes: Orthopod, orthopedist, and orthopaedic surgeon are the same doctor. The specialty of orthopaedic surgery involves care of the musculoskeletal system. We're probably best known for fixing fractures (broken bones), joint replacement and arthroscopy. We have fellowships for hand, shoulder&elbow, sports, foot&ankle, spine, oncology (tumor), pediatric and adult reconstuction (joints), and trauma. ...Read more

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How long is the training for a orthopedic surgeon?(residency, fellowship) ?

How long is the training for a orthopedic surgeon?(residency, fellowship) ?

When I trained-: -U had 1yr internship,& 4 years of ortho. Fellowship training in an specific field like sports med, spine surgery was 1 yr. now I believe you decide as your 4th year of med school you go into the specialty training 5 yrs,1 of fellowship. All job openings are usually for fellowship trained in one field or another,total joint replacement is big . Study hard top of class 10% you can get into most prg ...Read more

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How can I find an orthopedic surgeon that is very experienced with cases of scapular winging? Ucla and usc haven't gotten me anywhere...

This problem is rare: but very disabling. It is due 2 loss of function of the serrates that attaches 2 ribs distally @ goes up the side & attaches 2 the scapula under surface distally.with out it Ur shoulder func is horrible. Mayo clinic may have someone who does muscle transfers. The results R not great by any means. What is undone in this case is not able 2 B norm again. ...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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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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Hello doctors, what does a orthopedic surgeon do?

Hello doctors, what does a orthopedic surgeon do?

Many things: It involves the treatment of afflictions of the musculoskeletal system: fractures, infections, tumors, nerve entrapment, sprains ; muscle disorders, back issues as.Herniated disk, arthritis; curvature (scoliosis), ; more. It is a very complicated specialty ; has many sub specialties that require more training (fellowships): spine, hand, , sports medicine, ; more than i can list here. Lots of study. ...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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How does a podiatric surgeon differ from an orthopedic surgeon?

See below: The short version is that podiatric surgeons attend podiatric medical school followed by a three year podiatric surgery residency. Orthopedic surgeons attend medical school (allopathic or osteopathic) followed by an orthopedic residency. They may go on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship. ...Read more

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