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What do people call a hand specialist?

What do people call a hand specialist?

That's the name: Hand care/hand surgery developed as a sub-specialty during the second world war; we have no latin name.
Hand surgeons come from orthopaedics, plastic and general surgery; we have additional training in the upper limb beyond our post-graduate residency. We treat problems of nerve, vessel, bone, joint, skin; we treat the upper limb and hand as a functional unit... And work with hand therapists. ...Read more

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What is name of specialist called that treats hand and wrist and joint pain?

What is name of specialist called that treats hand and wrist and joint pain?

Rheumatologist: The specialist you are describing is a rheumatologist, an expert in arthritis and related disorders. ...Read more

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Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. w/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?

Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. w/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?

Call PCP for appt.: As a PCP, I feel as if I am better suited to treat this. It is not clear to me that this is a breast issue and may be a waste of time to see the other doctor. I would see the PCP, especially if you can get in sooner. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a gumboil. Which dental specialist should I call?

I have a gumboil. Which dental specialist should I call?

General dentist: Best thing to do is to see a general dentist as soon as possible and he or she can evualate what is causing the swelling and if he or she can treat it or if you need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Yes: Depending on the type, location, and chronicity of pain, a hand specialist would be advisable. ...Read more

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I had a negative EMG over a year ago but my hand specialist doesn't seem to think I'm worth retesting. I'm still in pain. Why won't he do a MRI?

I had a negative EMG over a year ago but my hand specialist doesn't seem to think I'm worth retesting. I'm still in pain. Why won't he do a MRI?

See details: He won't order an MRI because he believes it has no diagnostic value in your situation. If the first EMG was normal, there is no reason to retest. Back pain is not related to hand numbness. Get a 2nd opinion with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is a back specialist called?

What is a back specialist called?

Hopefully helpful: Usually a back specialist is an ortopaedic surgeon or neurosugeon who specializes in back disorders. There are other specialists who do non op care such as physiatrists, neurologists as well as some anesthesiologists who may do pain management. ...Read more

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What do you call a certified back specialist?

What do you call a certified back specialist?

Varied: There are many specialist associated with the spine. As an orthopedic spinal surgeon I am bias to that specialty as the premier source for treatment. But there are equally good neurosurgeon in the field. When surgery is not needed, there are interventional anesthesiologist who are trained in treatment of disorders that respond to injections. P.T, chiropractors, & pcp should be consulted. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node specialist called?

What is a lymph node specialist called?

A Doctor: All of us are trained to evaluate lymph nodes. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria . Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what type of specialist to go too for wrist and hand?

Orthopedic Hand: You should see and orthopedic hand surgeon for wrist and hand injuries. ...Read more

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I've dislocated my left pinkie 3 times in 6 months. I see a hand specialist on friday. What can be done to make it stop dislocating?

I've dislocated my left pinkie 3 times in 6 months. I see a hand specialist on friday. What can be done to make it stop dislocating?

Buddy tape : If you are dislocation your finger joints that often you may be very loose jointed.
If it occurs during activity you can buddy tape your pinky to your ring finger, so they move in unison. Buy some 1/4 inch tape and wrap gently above and below the joint involved.
I strongly do suggest that you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the specialist called that treats varicose veins?

What is the specialist called that treats varicose veins?

Phlebologist: Often a vascular surgeon but there are also radiologists, dermatologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, family practice physicians and other disciplines who have received phlebology training. ...Read more

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Are there eye doctors or eye specialists on hand in hospitals?

Are there eye doctors or eye specialists on hand in hospitals?

Not usually: Rarely are there ophthalmologists physically present or on hand in hospitals. The standard is to be available for consultation. ...Read more

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Is it common practice for a spine specialist to do an si inj and then not be reachable for a week. No on call dr or page available?

Is it common practice for a spine specialist to do an si inj and then not be reachable for a week.  No on call dr or page available?

No!: There always should b someone 2 cover 4 him/her ; b available 2 aid in ur care. Also they should have a hand off policy so the on call knows what's up with their patients. ...Read more

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I have a conditione called hlh it is a very rare and deadly illness but not many doctors know about this! can you recommend a hlh specialist?

I have a conditione called hlh it is a very rare and deadly illness but not many doctors know about this! can you recommend a hlh specialist?

HLH is...: ...A blood disease. The letters stand for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis , which, frankly, i had to look up to find an answer to your question. See a hematologist (a doctor who specializes in blood). You can often find these at hospitals attached to universities and medical schools. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a joint pain specialist called?

Anyone know what is a joint pain specialist called?

Depends: Both orthopedists and rheumatologists treat joint problems. It depends on what the problem is. ...Read more

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Can i get advice? I've got a blood disorder called sickle cell and have to see a specialist

Can i get advice? I've got a blood disorder called sickle cell and have to see a specialist

Confusing question: You wrote a statement about your condition but did not ask a clear question. If you have a specific issue in question, please start over and submit it to the site.Questions are not linked so you must start over from the beginning. ...Read more

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How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful? See a hand specialist?

How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful?  See a hand specialist?

Definitely: If you continue to have wrist pain 6 weeks after an injury, you might have a severe sprain (ruptured ligament), which might require treatment. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist would you see for hand burns from hot coffee, or just see the gp?

What kind of specialist would you see for hand burns from hot coffee, or just see the gp?

Plastic Surgeon: There is no other specialty more qualified than a properly trained plastic surgeon for burns of the hand. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a medical specialist to call you on his day off? Is that professional courtesy, concern for patient, or nice guy?

Is it rare for a medical specialist to call you on his day off? Is that professional courtesy, concern for patient, or nice guy?

Probably: If there is a concern about a lab result or an emergency a doctor may call you even in his/her day off. ...Read more

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Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?

One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Good Morning, I have a Ganglion Cyst in my right hand which has grown to such a degree that it hampers use of my hand. Do I need to see a specialist?

Good Morning, I have a Ganglion Cyst in my right hand which has grown to such a degree that it hampers use of my hand. Do I need to see a specialist?

Yes : You should definitely consult with a hand surgeon who will recommend surgery.
The procedure is relatively simple and you should be able to resume normal activities within a couple of weeks . You may have to wait about 4 weeks before resuming strenuous exercise. ...Read more