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Orthopedic Vs Orthotic
A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more
Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?
Most experienced: Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
Ask those who know.: Framing the question as you did, asking in an either or fashion, makes it impossible to answer. You are painting the canvas with too broad a brush. If all surgeons were equally talented, then it would make no difference as to who you had do your surgery. If you believe that, then I have a gold mine in Indiana I'd like to sell you. Best to ask those who assist surgeons who they would rather go to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?
Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which doctor is better at popping an ankle back into place ( more experience, training etc) dpm or orthopedic surgeon with foot ankle residency?
Training: An orthopaedic surgeon with a foot and ankle fellowship has undergone many more years of training than a podiatrist. Most podiatrists have little experience with trauma er work, such as what you describe with reduction of an ankle fracture-dislocation. Orthopedic surgeons are also more familiar with treating these unstable injuries with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See below: Both type of specialist are usually able to handle this type of injury. It depends upon the physicians expertise in their practice. I am a little biased (as I am an orthopedic surgeon )I would seek out an orthopedic surgeon preferably a foot and ankle specialist in your community. Good luck thank you ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon w a foot & ankle fellowship & a podiatrist & which is better for ankle alignment issue?
That all depends on: Who you ask. You didn't state the podiatrists credentials. Hence, even as a podiatrist i'd give the nod to the orthopedist with the fellowship training in foot and ankle. If the podiatrist completed a rearfoot certified program or the likes they would be on equal footing.....(no pun intended.). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Coalition: Ankle fusion is used for severe arthritic deformity with or without deformity it you may be referring to subtalar fusion which could b used to eliminate pain if the boney coalition comprises several articular facets of this joint and account for pain. More commonly coalition resected/removed only. ...Read more
Often you can do : Either or. Much has to do with surgeons preference, age of patient, activity of patient etc etc. ...Read more
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