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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is a specialist who takes care of the tongue called?

What is a specialist who takes care of the tongue called?

ENT: An ENT or an oral surgeon can help you with problems with your tongue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.