4 doctors weighed in:

What is an orthopedists? Same thing as orthopedic surgeon?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Orthopod, orthopedist, and orthopaedic surgeon are the same doctor. The specialty of orthopaedic surgery involves care of the musculoskeletal system. We're probably best known for fixing fractures (broken bones), joint replacement and arthroscopy.
We have fellowships for hand, shoulder&elbow, sports, foot&ankle, spine, oncology (tumor), pediatric and adult reconstuction (joints), and trauma.

In brief: Yes

Orthopod, orthopedist, and orthopaedic surgeon are the same doctor. The specialty of orthopaedic surgery involves care of the musculoskeletal system. We're probably best known for fixing fractures (broken bones), joint replacement and arthroscopy.
We have fellowships for hand, shoulder&elbow, sports, foot&ankle, spine, oncology (tumor), pediatric and adult reconstuction (joints), and trauma.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
Thank
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: They could B diff-

-erent. both take the same training, but many older or some younger decide not to do surgery and only have an office practice.
or orthopedist is used interchangeably , so it is little confusing. instead of orthopedic surgeon, many refer to them as there orthopedist.

In brief: They could B diff-

-erent. both take the same training, but many older or some younger decide not to do surgery and only have an office practice.
or orthopedist is used interchangeably , so it is little confusing. instead of orthopedic surgeon, many refer to them as there orthopedist.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
Thank
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
Thank
Read more answers from doctors