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Should i see an orthopedist or rheumatologist for hip pain?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Either one

Both are capable and evaluating and treating this problem. If surgery is needed, then an orthopedist is necessary.

In brief: Either one

Both are capable and evaluating and treating this problem. If surgery is needed, then an orthopedist is necessary.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthopedist

They will have a greater array of testing modalities to see just what is wrong and recommend treatment accordingly.

In brief: Orthopedist

They will have a greater array of testing modalities to see just what is wrong and recommend treatment accordingly.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Hip pain

Rheumatologist specialize in rheumatological problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and similar problems.
That is not to say that they won't see you for your hip pain but they are more in tune with rheumatological causes. Most likely your hip pain is not a rheumatological issue. An orthopedist would likely be a better place to start.

In brief: Hip pain

Rheumatologist specialize in rheumatological problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and similar problems.
That is not to say that they won't see you for your hip pain but they are more in tune with rheumatological causes. Most likely your hip pain is not a rheumatological issue. An orthopedist would likely be a better place to start.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Not true. The major diagnosis in a rheumatologic practice by far is osteoarthritis.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
I stand corrected!
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