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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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Can orthopedic surgeon adjust subluxated rib?

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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Neurogurgeon or orthopedic for cervical spine problems?

Neurogurgeon or orthopedic for cervical spine problems?

Either: A well trained surgeon of either specialty will do you just fine. The key is finding that surgeon. Asking your physician, as well as friends, family and acquaintances are good stating points in this research. Neurosurgery involves an average of seven years of training in surgery of the brain, spinal column, spinal nerves and spinal cord. ...Read more

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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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Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read more

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What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?

What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness?  Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon?  Xrays best?

See below: Harrington rods surgically implanted usually for severe scoliosis. This is a major surgery and is usually determined by an orthopedic spine specialist. ...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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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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Is a neuro surgeon or spine surgeon better equipped to do cervical spinal decompression?

Both able to: Neurosurgeons are spine surgeons by nature and receive training in spine surgery throughout their residency. Orthopedic spine surgeons generally do not get as much spine surgery training in residency, however they complete a spine surgery fellowship after residency. It ultimately comes down to the individual surgeon and how comfortable you are with them and he/she is with particular procedure. ...Read more

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Could orthopedic surgeons read mris?

Could orthopedic surgeons read mris?

Yes: Although orthopaedic surgeons are not radiologists, they routinely read MRI scans involving orthopaedic conditions. ...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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Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

Experience/training: Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions. Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations. ...Read more

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When would a doc recommend spine fusion surgery?

When would a doc recommend spine fusion surgery?

Teo reasons: Spinal instability and deformity progressive these two indications are not controversial or part of a recionstruction that requires support and stillness forl long term success. ...Read more

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I need some expert advice on thoracic spine fracture t4-endplate?

I need some expert advice on thoracic spine fracture t4-endplate?

T4 endplate fracture: Usually this is due to some type of compressive force, often mionr if associated with osteoporosis. Most heal within 6-12 weeks, and sometime bracing may not be necessary. I would recommend having a ct or MRI of the region to rule out any other pathologies that weaken bone, if the fracture occured with minor trauma. ...Read more

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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?

What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?

Yes: I agree with dr. Poelstra - make sure the surgeon has additional spine surgery training, and does many spine surgery procedures. The same would be recommended for a neurosurgeon doing spine surgery. ...Read more

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How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

No difference: With training occuring side by side, podiatrists and foot and ankle ortho learn the same techniques. It is usually a personal preference on whom you want to see. ...Read more

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