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Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Orthopedic surgery: This is a field that includes disorders or bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Surgical or nonsurgical treatment may be used. ...Read more

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Can you perform broken ankle surgery laparoscopically?

Can you perform broken ankle surgery laparoscopically?

ORIF of ankle fx: Broken ankle repair sx is typically done open, and not arthroscopically. Open technique (orif) allows for accurate reduction of fracture deformity (ies). Even though surgical correction is done open, the operation is performed using fluoroscopy (c-arm guidance) to visualize the fracture (s) before & after reduction, and also visualize the fixation (plate/screws) while and after it is placed. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...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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Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Do bothe orthopedic and podiatry perform jones procedure?

Yes: Not sure if you are referring to a repair of a jones fracture or a jones tenosuspension, but a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist both perform the procedures. ...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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Did a torn rotator cuff require surgical repair?

Did a torn rotator cuff require surgical repair?

It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

Can plastic surgeons perform surgeries on ears?

Yes/No: What type of surgery? Plastic surgeons frequently operate on ears that are prominent and deformed. If you are seeking or asking about surgeries on ears to improve hearing - you would probably want to consult an ent. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

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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Do trauma surgeons do laparoscopic procedures?

If appropriate: Most trauma surgeons are well skilled in laparoscopic procedures. However, in many trauma situations, time is of the essence to save a life. It may be more appropriate at those times to do an open procedure to get the situation under control quickly, rather than the slower more meticulous work with laparoscopes. ...Read more

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Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Multiple: There are multiple variations in ACL reconstruction which revolve around the choice of graft used and the surgical technique. Make sure you have an understanding of the basic porosity and cons of different approaches and don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

See below: It depends on what it done. A meniscal repair takes a 5week-6week non wt bearing and brace time. Simple triming of a tear takes only as long as the skin wounds heal. The internal mechanics of the knee are ready to go right away, as the mechanical problem has been removed. ...Read more

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Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Non surgical and/or surgical treatment options for proximal tib/fib joint instability?

Options: Nonsurgical: physical therapies such as activity modification, supportive straps, and knee strengthening. For patients with chronic pain or instability, surgical options include arthrodesis (fusing the joint), fibular head resection, and proximal tibiofibular joint capsule reconstruction. It would be worth trying the non surgical techniques first. Find a good osteopath or sports physio ...Read more

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Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Different procedures: There a several different type of bunion procedures. Some may require screw fixation while others may not. ...Read more

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Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Mast, Mayo and Moed: If you are suffering from hip dysphasia and need to have your hip socket realigned, you need an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with pelvic reconstruction experience. Drs. Jeff mast, keith mayo and berton moed are surgeons that I have worked with and have significant experience with this procedure. All three spent time in france with the surgeons who pioneered the procedure. ...Read more

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Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Legally , No: IN most of the States only a physician ( surgeon ) has privilege (s) to perform a surgical procedure , how ever a PA can do under supervision , surgical technologist may assist like cutting the suture , not allowed ...Read more