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What is the difference between the orthopedist and a physiatrist?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Non-surgery vs. surg

Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery.
Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office.

In brief: Non-surgery vs. surg

Both treat similar conditions (musculoskeletal injuries) but orthopedists have the additional training to provide surgery as a treatment option, whereas physiatrists do not do surgery.
Many orthopedists and physiatrists work in the same office.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Surgery

An orthopaedist is a surgeon focused on diagnosing musculoskeletal pathology and treating it with surgical intervention if indicated.
A physiatrist focuses on managing the rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions.

In brief: Surgery

An orthopaedist is a surgeon focused on diagnosing musculoskeletal pathology and treating it with surgical intervention if indicated.
A physiatrist focuses on managing the rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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