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Orthopedist Vs Neurologist
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
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
Neurologist determined I have spinal stenosis with several pinced nerves. Is a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon a better treatment provider?
Spinal stenosis: Find a surgeon you trust. Traditionally, neurosurgeons did not reconstruct patients, but more-or-less decompressed patients and also did nerve-tumor work. Orthopaedic spine surgeons were more biomechanically trained to stabilize patients where needed. Nowadays, there is a lot of cross training, so find a good guy/girl you like. Ask prior patients or look at rating on the web for local docs! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Either: Either a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery are qualified to diagnose and treat spondylolisthesis. Treatment can range from conservative, nonoperative therapies (medications, physicial therapy) to complex surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Either might: I know individuals in each specialty who are well-trained and have heavy experience in Fibro and others who don't meet that description. What you need to do is ask that at the point of calling for an appointment. Their office will tell you and might refer to one they know is best at that condition. Good luck - I hope it goes well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor would one see for severe Thoracic nueral spinal stenosis with severe pain, a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine specialist?
Both are ok: Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before considering surgery. Hopefully, your primary care doctor can help to point you in the right direction. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the surgeon you choose has expertise in treating your problem. Check out healthgrades.Com. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cervical rediculopathy diagnosis, advised to follow up with specialist. Better to see an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist, or let MRI results guide?
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients pain and the physical examination. That said , if it came down to looking at the pictures by themselves, the radiologist has the edge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is a neurosurgeon referring me to a neurologist after an emg for herniated lumbar disc and DDD?
Perhaps the EMG does: not match the area of the disk, or it could have been normal & a 2nd opinion is needed. ...Read more
Orthopaedic surgeon: An orthopaedic surgeon deals with problems of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. A frozen shoulder occurs when the joint capsule becomes thickened and tight, preventing shoulder movement. This is a common in diabetic patients. Injections and therapy can help speed up recovery, but sometimes manipulation or arthroscopic surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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