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Is it appropriate for an orthopedist to treat outside their specialty? If they do, could it not present problems if the injury is problematic?
Maybe: All ortho specialists 1st complete a general ortho residency, which qualifies that doc to treat essentially all musculoskeletal problems. Assuming the doc is board certified, he/she has taken written ; verbal tests to confirm this knowledge/ability. So, basic injuries may be adequately treated by a specialist in another area. The prudent doc refers complex injuries to other specialists. ...Read more
Yes.: Orthopedists do exist. The do all procedures related to musculoskeletal surgery and take care of bone fractures. ...Read more
Post surgery: Swelling is the most common symptom after any arthroscopic procedure. Local warmth can also be expected. Your limits of what you can do are based on what surgery you had. A good rule of thumb is the anesthetic will have an effect in you for a day or two after surgery, so do not plan anything major to do the day after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons are trained to handle all forms of musculoskeletal problems-surgical and nonsurgical. We are trained in Sports, Trauma, Hand, Spine, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Foot, Ankle and Orthopaedic Oncology for both adults and children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-surgery vs. surg: Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery. Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly YES!: That would depend upon how long you have had backache, any associated symptoms. First check with your pcp and if necessary he'll refer to an orthopod. ...Read more
I know theres a stigma assoc. With pain meds, but given that I have an obvious back condition w/pain, is it ok to bring up pain meds to orthopedist?
I went to orthopedist after three weeks and told it got better and the same day I got out of bed without having the splint and I got the worst pain
May feel worse: It's not uncommon for a healing injury to feel worse after the splint is removed. The extremity is more mobile and the extra motion may lead to soreness. This is a common occurrence during the healing process. Try ice and anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My orthopedist caused pain during my initial visit. For insurance and location I have to keep seeing him. How can I avoid a repeat of the first painfu?
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VeryDifferent Issues: Look up to terms on Google. Orthopedic refers to bones. In contrast, the allopathic approach (MDs) promotes aggressive correction of body abnormalities (as fast as likely to be beneficial) as the better approach vs. the osteopathic approach (DOs) promotes minimal, homeopathic, cautious, incremental changes to body issues/abnormalities as the better approach. Today, MDs/DOs often behave similarly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My cast is too hot and miserable. How can I get my orthopedist to give me a different kind of cast?
Communicate: Ask him!Get a more detailed answer ›
My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?
Visited orthopedist. Exam notes state, “Popliteal pulses were 1+ on the right and questionably decreased on the left.” Should I get an angiogram?
Mom's orthopedist is trying to bully her into doing a blood cleansing but won't tell her what it is. Refuses to go back but wants to know what a BC is?
I do not: have the faintest idea of what the orthopedist is talking about!! What is your Mom's diagnosis??? That may help solve this interesting problem! Dr Z ...Read more
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