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Who is the right surgeon to perform tendon transfer for foot drop correction? Plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon! Please elaborate.
ORTHO OR PODIATRIST: A foot and ankle trained orthopedic surgeon or board certified podiatric surgeon would be best qualified for a tendon transfer to correct for a drop foot. A dynamic transfer of the posterior tibial tendon is my procedure of choice. This can be augmented with a transposition of the anterior tibial tendon. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of surgeon should I see for ulnar nerve issues and tingling in the fingers, a neurosurgeon, hand surgeon, or orthopedic surgeon?
Documentation issue.: All would be appropriate choices, but you will probably be referred to a neurologist for some basic diagnostic testing before surgical intervention. ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons address musculoskeletal pathology. We work with bones and joints. There are several subspecialties in orthopedics including: sports medicine, trauma, pediatrics, spine, oncology, hand/upper extremity, adult reconstruction (total joints), foot and ankle, etc. We address any issue dealing with bones and joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He/she will listen-: -2 U, examine Ur areas of concern, & take images of the area. If a diagnosis is able 2 B arrived @, then a treatment plan is recommended. If not U may need lab tests &/or more imaging, MRI, CT, Scans may be needed. The most important part is that he or she listens 2 U. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We deal with bones,:
Joints, muscles, ligament/tendons, nerves, whether they are broken, injured, torn, inflamed, disrupted or pinched.
Also Arthritis of joints, with meds, therapy, shots, or surgery, depending on severity of the problem and patient's response.
Some of us specialize in Spines, Hands, Upper extremity, or Foot/Ankle. ...Read more
Hi, I am an orthopaedic radiologist. I started off on the path to become an ortho surgeon & ultimately ended up choosing radiology instead.
Ortho is an excellent field. If you become an ortho surgeon you will have the opportunity to be a critical part of the healthcare team. Treating fractures, sports injuries, trauma patients, back disease. It is very satisfying being able to help those in need. ...Read more
Otho Surgery work hr: I am not an orthopedic surgeon but I can tell you that there is no such thing as a "shift" for them. I know of no surgical specialty as dedicated to their patients as are the orthopods. They typically spend a very long day in the or, see patients in their office and then may have a few minutes with their families only to be called back to the hospital to handle emergency orthopedics. Thank god. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am extremely happy with my career choice as an orthopedic surgeon. Most of the time the work we do as a quick reward of patient satisfaction. I have been in practice for 27 yrs and enjoy it more then ever even with all the politics surrounding healthcare.
I cannot see myself doing anything else and plan on working as long as I am healthy. ...Read more
Wow, anywhere from-: - 60 to 100 @ times. Sometimes on call U R also doing surgery & endless accidents come in as well as all types of fractures & U just have Ur assistant evaluate them & if surgical, get them ready and wait in line. I have started @ 8 am & worked all night & finished @ late the next day. Not often but it happens a lot especially holidays and wk ends if a college town. B prepared 4 it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic Surgeon: The training in orthopedic surgery consists of trauma, adult, pediatric, and hand surgery. 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school. 5 yrs residency and most graduates do a one year fellowship. Getting into medical school is hard, but it is even harder to get into an ortho residency. The residency involves quite a bit of work and paying your dues. Each yr more responsibility. It is worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subsequent to two hours of waiting. Why does my orthopedic surgeon have the right to pick who he wants me to see?
Every time an ortho-: - surgeon sees a patient, it's hard to tell how long it may take with them. Often they say "oh bye the way " & proceed to tell you of another problem or complication that blind sides you, subsequently a 15 minute check up turns into a 45 minute appt & from that point on you as an orthopedic surgeon can never catch up. Multiply this by 3 or 4 or more patients & you can see how it can happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer