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If a podiatrist is a foot doctor, what is the medical term for a hand doctor? Is there a special name?

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In brief: Hand Surgeon

This would be a hand surgeon, usually an orthopedic surgeon who focuses or specializes on hand surgery.

In brief: Hand Surgeon

This would be a hand surgeon, usually an orthopedic surgeon who focuses or specializes on hand surgery.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hand Surgeon

Podiatrists are not medical doctors.
They have gone to podiatric medicine school. They are podiatrists. Medical doctors are orthopedist with specialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery, knee surgery, hand and elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, hip surgery, back and neck surgey and other combos. They are simply hand surgeons to answer you.

In brief: Hand Surgeon

Podiatrists are not medical doctors.
They have gone to podiatric medicine school. They are podiatrists. Medical doctors are orthopedist with specialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery, knee surgery, hand and elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, hip surgery, back and neck surgey and other combos. They are simply hand surgeons to answer you.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hand specialist

There are typically two types of hand specialist and all of them do advanced training in hand surgery.
Ortho and plastic surgeons can do a fellowship in hand surgery.

In brief: Hand specialist

There are typically two types of hand specialist and all of them do advanced training in hand surgery.
Ortho and plastic surgeons can do a fellowship in hand surgery.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

Who specializes in hands.

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

Who specializes in hands.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Hand specialist

Orthopedic hand specialist.

In brief: Hand specialist

Orthopedic hand specialist.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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