An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
|Total number of Orthopedic Surgeons on Doctor.com:||34634|
|Percentage of Orthopedic Surgeons who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:||100%|
|Orthopedic Surgeons listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||27.5 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Orthopedic Surgeons:||38/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Orthopedic Surgeons:||3 (out of 5)|