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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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Podiatry (Definition)

Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ...Read more


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Do abps certified podiatrists do clincal podiatry or surgery?

Do abps certified podiatrists do clincal podiatry or surgery?

Both: They actually perform both. They will see patients in the office for clinical podiatry issues or even perform in office procedures. They also perform surgery on patients in office, outpatient surgery centers or hospitals. ...Read more

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How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

No difference: With training occuring side by side, podiatrists and foot and ankle ortho learn the same techniques. It is usually a personal preference on whom you want to see. ...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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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Yes: It depends on your goals. In addition to bunion excision fat grafting and laser treatments can provide more youthful appearing feet. ...Read more

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Do doctors use anesthesia for bunion surgery?

Do doctors use anesthesia for bunion surgery?

Yes: Most bunion surgeries are done with ankle nerve blocks, other options are available as epidural, spinal or general anesthesia. Choice depends on many factors. Your anesthesiologist is your best guide. ...Read more

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Orthopedist or podiatrist for metatarsal surgery? Why?

Orthopedist or podiatrist for metatarsal surgery? Why?

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 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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Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure? .

Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure?

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Office or hospital: Simple upper lid blepharoplasty is commonly performed in the office. More complex procedures may be performed in either the office or outpatient center. Overnight stays are rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma. ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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Procedure for cpr?

Procedure for cpr?

CPR : Compressions should be performed with great force to be effective, just short of breaking the sternum. 100 compressions per minute. ...Read more

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What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

Scope: Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera and small instruments are used to evaluate and repair the knee. This is generally done using 3 small stab incisions around the knee cap. It is beneficial for cartilage, meniscal and some ligament injuries in the knee joint. It is a safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. ...Read more

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Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Improves gait: The cotton procedure helps in the treatment of pes planus (flat feet). It is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures. Your gait should improve following surgery. Your foot will not pronate as much and therefore your gait will be more balanced. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, but inquire exp: All bariatric-only surgeons started as general surgeons. Surgeons who do a variety of procedures are sometimes your best technical operators. You do want to ask about experience. Also want to make sure he/she has a good after-surgery program. Finally, look for a compassionate surgeon. ...Read more

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