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How often does an orthopedist have to recertify?

How often does an orthopedist have to recertify?

Recertify: Maintenance of certification is determined by tha american board of orhopaedic surgons, and is currently every 10 years. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of special tests orthopedist may ask you to make, if any?

Please answer! what kind of special tests orthopedist may ask you to make, if any?

It really depends: ... On what your problem is. Orthopedists deal with bone and joint problems. To diagnose and treat them, they often obtain imaging studies. Most commonly, these studies are plain x-ray films. Advanced imaging studies, such as MRI scans, may also be obtained. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could orthopedists exist and if they do what kind of procedures do they do?

Could orthopedists exist and if they do what kind of procedures do they do?

Yes.: Orthopedists do exist. The do all procedures related to musculoskeletal surgery and take care of bone fractures. ...Read more

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Orthopedists: what can I expect after an arthroscopy?

Orthopedists: what can I expect after an arthroscopy?

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 more

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What specialized skills or training does an orthopedist have?

What specialized skills or training does an orthopedist have?

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 more

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How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

How would I know if I need an orthopedist or a physiotherapist?

Copd: Emt should know whatever available medical history to treat you appropriately. For example if they know that you have COPD they will not administer too much oxygen which may be detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

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 more

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What can you expect when you go to the orthopedist for first visit?

What can you expect when you go to the orthopedist for first visit?

Orthopedist: An orthopedic surgeon will take a history of your problem first and then do a comprehensive musculoskeletal exam to diagnose what is wrong with you. The doctor may then order diagnostic tests including a x-ray or a MRI or ct scan is needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my back is hurting, should I see a orthopedist?

Could you tell me if my back is hurting, should I see a orthopedist?

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

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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

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 more

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Are orthopedists the same as orthopedic surgeons?

Yes.: Just two names for the same thing. If anyone calls themselves "orthopedist" who isn't physician and an orthopedic surgeon, they are a fraud. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an orthopedist and an osteopathic. I have a hurt tailbone?

What is the difference between an orthopedist and an osteopathic. I have a hurt tailbone?

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 more

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Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

Can I ask about wrist instability during a physical or make an appointment with an orthopedist?

C fellowship trained: orthopedic surgeon doing hand & upper extremity. if U suspect this. many others may miss subtle findings, like my typing, im an orthopedic surgeon, not a typist si I oftem niss the kys. ...Read more

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My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

Can be: Pseudogout is similar to gout but due to a different crystal than uric acid. It causes arthritis and needs treatment. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001458/. ...Read more

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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?

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