If a podiatrist is a foot doctor, what is the medical term for a hand doctor? Is there a special name?
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.
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.
Orthopedic surgeon. Who specializes in hands.
Hand specialist. Orthopedic hand specialist.