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When a person has an injury to a joint, the services of an orthopedic surgeon may be required. Orthopedic surgeons treat conditions involving the musculoskelatal system. Sports injuries, congenital defects, tumors, degenerative diseases, and trauma are all problems an orthopedic surgeon may treat.

Training to become an orthopedic surgeon is intensive and competitive. Typically, an opthopedic surgeon completes four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school, and a five year residency program. Candidates for these residency programs usually graduate at the top of their medical school classes.

Some orthopedic surgeons continue their education with a one or two year fellowship program. These fellowships allow the surgeon to specialize in such areas as hand surgery, total joint reconstruction, and spine surgery.

After completing the residency program, an orthopedic surgeon is eligible for board certification. This means that the surgeon has met all the requirements of the Board. Both written and oral exams are necessary for board certification.

When choosing an orthopedic surgeon, there are many factors to consider. Education and experience are both important; it’s best to find a surgeon who has delt with the problem being treated before. Also, talking to one’s family doctor is a good idea- he or she likely has experience dealing with the different orthopedic surgeons in the area. Asking family and friends who may have had orthopedic surgery is helpful too; they can give you feedback on their experiences with their surgeons. The patient also needs to trust in their instincts as well; you should feel comfortable dealing with the surgeon you choose.

Finding the right orthopedic surgeon to treat an injury can be a daunting task. Consider the surgeon’s areas of expertise, years of experience, reputation, and bedside manner before choosing your surgeon. Choosing the right orthopedic surgeon can lead to life changing medical care that can relieve suffering and enhance the quality of your life. A good orthopedic surgeon will be with you step-by-step as you take this journey.�


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