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Is an orthopedic surgeon the only kind of doctor who can take care of a wrist injury?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No

There are some non-orthopedic wrist surgeons.
You are best with a certified hsnd surgeon.

In brief: No

There are some non-orthopedic wrist surgeons.
You are best with a certified hsnd surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Wrist injury

Yes an orthopedist is a good referral if you have wrist pain.

In brief: Wrist injury

Yes an orthopedist is a good referral if you have wrist pain.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Orthopedic Hand

Just as internal medicine (im) doctors are trained to diagnose/treat various medical conditions, orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose/treat various muskuloskeletal injuries and diseases.
An im doctor will refer you to a cardiologist for a complex heart problem because they are best suited to treat it. Similarly, hand surgeons are best suited to treat complex conditions of the wrist.

In brief: Orthopedic Hand

Just as internal medicine (im) doctors are trained to diagnose/treat various medical conditions, orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose/treat various muskuloskeletal injuries and diseases.
An im doctor will refer you to a cardiologist for a complex heart problem because they are best suited to treat it. Similarly, hand surgeons are best suited to treat complex conditions of the wrist.
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Dr. Raymond Raven
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