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Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic surgeons specialize in surgical procedures on the musculoskeletal system and treat trauma, injuries, degenerative diseases and disorders, tumors, and infections.

Orthopedic surgeons in the United States have usually completed four years of undergrad education, four more years in medical school, and typically a 5-year surgical residency.  Many orthopedic surgeons specialize in a particular area of orthopedic surgery, like:

  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Spine surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Total join reconstruction
  • Pediatric orthopedics

A few common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons are:

  • Knee replacement
  • Carpel tunnel release
  • Rotator cuff repair

 

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