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What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

Depends on the cause: Bone or joint injuries are usually treated by orthopedic surgeons, although non-surgical treatments can be done by family physicians, general internists, and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.) If arthritis is involved, especially if it is rheumatoid arthritis, then a rheumatologist will usually treat this disorder. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What type of doctor specializes in treating bones?

What type of doctor specializes in treating bones?

Bones: Orthopaedic doctors deal with bones. There are sports medicine specialist and physiotherapist, who can also help. ...Read more

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What type of doctor performs a biopsy if it is on a spinal bone?

What type of doctor performs a biopsy if it is on a spinal bone?

DEPENDS ON HOSPITAL: It can be done by an orthopedic surgeon or neuro surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a bone density scan?

What type of doctor can order a bone density scan?

Family doctor: Your family doctor, gynecologist or a specialist such as an endocrinologist will typically order a bone density scan. ...Read more

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What types of doctors treat broken finger bones?

What types of doctors treat broken finger bones?

Orthopedic surgeons : Typically, an orthopedic surgeon, although initial care often comes from an emergency room physician first. ...Read more

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On the back of my feet my heals or big my doctor wants the bone to be shaved what type of surgery is needed?

On the back of my feet my heals or big my doctor wants the bone to be shaved what type of surgery is needed?

Haglund Heel.: Although I can't be certain, it sounds as though he wants to perform a Haglund procedure on your heel. This to remove an enlarged lump or bump on the back of your heel. Whether it is needed or not is to be decided by you after doing some due diligence and researching the pros and cons of the procedure. It is completely reasonable to acquire a second opinion for your added benefit. ...Read more

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What does having a high lambda/kappa ratio, and a high alkaline phoshatase (bone) indicate? And what type of Doctor would need to be seen?

Hematologist: You should consult a hematologist. There are many possible explanations and it would require more history, physical examination and likely additional tests for a proper evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Adam's Apple sticks out a lot, almost to my chin. There isn't a growth. Just the angle ( \ ) and bone protrudes a lot. What type of doctor to see?

Adam's Apple sticks out a lot, almost to my chin. There isn't a growth. Just the angle ( \ ) and bone protrudes a lot. What type of doctor to see?

Thyroid cartilage: Normally women have smaller thyroid cartilage. If you feel your adam's apple sticks out too much best to see a plastic surgeon or ENT doctor in you area. ...Read more

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

Acromegaly: A growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor would cause acromegaly in an adult and gigantism in a child. There are radiographic findings on a hand radiograph of acromegaly such as enlarged pisiform bone. A GH secreting pituitary tumor should not cause increased height in an adult unless the person had some others rare metabolic bone disease in which the physeal growth plates were still open. ...Read more

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Hi,I am feeling a hard pointed rib type bone under my left breast,its painless, lying down makes it more obvious.it is serious? Should I visit doc?

Rib or xiphoid: The should only be a palpable rib in the area you describe;however at the bottom of your breast bone (sternum) there is a round nubin of bone called the xyphoid process. If in doubt you will need an exam and xray. ...Read more

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I'm 18 year old male and my bones are too thin. I had various types of tests and told by my doc to take calcium and vitamin d, no result after 6 month?

I'm 18 year old male and my bones are too thin. I had various types of tests and told by my doc to take calcium and vitamin d, no result after 6 month?

It may take longer: I assume that a DEXA scan has been done. It takes a while for bones to respond to treatment. Might be worth checking vitamin d metabolites and testosterone levels too. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. What type of doctor do we look for?

My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. What type of doctor do we look for?

A Gastroenterologist: Specializes ini GI disorders. Start w/family doc who may refer you. GI disorders are often associated w/psychological issues or medical conditions. Consider a clinical psychologist for anxiety management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Primary care: General medical problems are best addressed first by your family doctor, usually a specialist in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Many women see a specialist in Ob-Gyne as their primary care physician. If the primary care doctor sees a reason to consult a specialist based on their evaluation or testing, they will send you to the appropriate doctors! ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain? Primary ran CBC cmp normal. Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.

What type of doctor would I see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain?  Primary ran CBC cmp normal.  Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.

You have choices: You could ask your primary to refer you for a second opinion from either an internist or a specialist. Where are the hard nodes located? If they are in the neck and ENT doctor can evaluate them for a biopsy. A hematologist can also investigate the cause of anemia and hard lymph nodes. How low is your hemoglobin? ...Read more

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Can it hurt when doctors pop a bone back in place?

Can it hurt when doctors pop a bone back in place?

It does: Docs make put back bones in place under strong anesthesia sometime local and sometime general. While under general anesthesia, you should not feel any pain. When it is done under local anesthesia, you might feel some pain. The key is let your doc if you feel pain or discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do they doctors fix a calcaneus bone?

How do they doctors fix a calcaneus bone?

Depends: It would be helpful to know exactly what problem you are talking about.

If it is a fracture often times just a cast is applied. If there are changes in the bone position then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Why would doctors use titanium in bone surgery?

Surgeon preference: This may be an implant style preference of this may be a selection made on the basis of a known allergy that the patient has to other surgical implant options. ...Read more

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In ancient times, how did doctors repair bones?

In ancient times, how did doctors repair bones?

Good question!: Before x-rays, only visible deformities could be realigned to what looked "normal" and held in place with a splint, like a stick. Broken bones that were not visibly deformed were simply perceived as pain, and gradually healed. Open fractures were often fatal because of infection. Residual deformities resulted when misaligned bones healed in their incorrect position, unless rebroken. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does it mean to have thin bones?

Hello doctors, what does it mean to have thin bones?

Thin cortex: Long bones are like pipes. "Thin Bones" refers to the pipewall thickness being very thin verses wider and stronger ...Read more

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How is bone density tested? How do doctors measure bone density?

Bone densitometer: Bone density of the spine, hip and wrist is tested with a bone densitometer, an instrument which utilizes a very small amount of x-rays. Occasionally it is measured by computerized tomography (ct scan). ...Read more

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When you break a bone is there anything you can do to make it heal faster before doctors operate?

Yes: While there are no pills you can take to make your bones heal faster, living a healthy lifestyle does help. Smoking is a huge risk factor for poor healing. If you are a diabetic, maintaining good control of your blood sugar levels is also important. ...Read more

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One of your doctors said bone plates do not completely close until age 30. Does that mean I can still grow taller until age 30?

One of your doctors said bone plates do not completely close until age 30. Does that mean I can still grow taller until age 30?

No: That is inaccurate. While everyone is slightly different, most women reach their full adult height in their teenage years. By age 30 you have reached full adult height ...Read more