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What's an orthopedist? An ortho surgeon?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Orthopedist

Another name for your orthopedic surgeon.
He/she will examine and treat you for conditions that involve bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments.

In brief: Orthopedist

Another name for your orthopedic surgeon.
He/she will examine and treat you for conditions that involve bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Generally speaking-

-an orthopedic surgeon who no longer practices in the surgery part of orthopedics could B called an orthopedist.
But 2 really B considered an orthopedist, you would have the same training as an orthopedic surgeon. But beware,you can call your self anything like orthopedist, sports medicine MD, but the important thing is 2 search for their credentials.

In brief: Generally speaking-

-an orthopedic surgeon who no longer practices in the surgery part of orthopedics could B called an orthopedist.
But 2 really B considered an orthopedist, you would have the same training as an orthopedic surgeon. But beware,you can call your self anything like orthopedist, sports medicine MD, but the important thing is 2 search for their credentials.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Bone Surgeon

An orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon manages and operates on conditions associated with bones.
This would include bone fractures, as well as the associated joints. They can be further specialized into back surgeons, total joint surgeons, hand surgeons, foot and ankle surgeons, etc.

In brief: Bone Surgeon

An orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon manages and operates on conditions associated with bones.
This would include bone fractures, as well as the associated joints. They can be further specialized into back surgeons, total joint surgeons, hand surgeons, foot and ankle surgeons, etc.
Dr. Donald Kim
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