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What do people call a hand specialist?
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Dr. Clayton Peimer
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: That's the name
Hand care/hand surgery developed as a sub-specialty during the second world war; we have no latin name.
Hand surgeons come from orthopaedics, plastic and general surgery; we have additional training in the upper limb beyond our post-graduate residency. We treat problems of nerve, vessel, bone, joint, skin; we treat the upper limb and hand as a functional unit... And work with hand therapists.

In brief: That's the name
Hand care/hand surgery developed as a sub-specialty during the second world war; we have no latin name.
Hand surgeons come from orthopaedics, plastic and general surgery; we have additional training in the upper limb beyond our post-graduate residency. We treat problems of nerve, vessel, bone, joint, skin; we treat the upper limb and hand as a functional unit... And work with hand therapists.
Dr. Clayton Peimer
Dr. Clayton Peimer
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: "doctor"
Most plastic and orthopedic surgeons can do hand surgery.
Ps usu better for soft tissue; ortho for joints. Wrist, esp arthroscopy usu done by drs that limit their practice to hand.

In brief: "doctor"
Most plastic and orthopedic surgeons can do hand surgery.
Ps usu better for soft tissue; ortho for joints. Wrist, esp arthroscopy usu done by drs that limit their practice to hand.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
Thank
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