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Information About Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is the medical specialty that encompasses the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of problems in all ages of patients. Learn more about the specialty of orthopedics.
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Can I Be Allergic to a Metal Implant?
Metal implants are often used in orthopedic procedures including joint replacements, fracture repair, and correction of deformities. These implants are made of different types of metals. Some patients have a known sensitivity or allergy to metal, others want to know if their reaction could be the result of an implanted metal device.

Can I Be Allergic to a Metal Implant?
Metal implants are often used in orthopedic procedures including joint replacements, fracture repair, and correction of deformities. These implants are made of different types of metals. Some patients have a known sensitivity or allergy to metal, others want to know if their reaction could be the result of an implanted metal device.

What is orthopedics?
Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors help patients with the diagnosis of problems associated with the bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves of the body. Orthopedics is one of many medical specialties.

How To Avoid Long Waits at the Doctor's Office
Hate waiting around at the doctor's office? Here are a few simple steps that can help you avoid a long wait and expidite your trip to the orthopedic surgeon's office.

How to Become An Orthopedic Surgeon
Becoming an orthopedic surgeon takes a little time, but orthopedic surgery is a terrific medical specialty, and the education and training is rewarding.

Manufacturers of Orthopaedic Implants
Orthopedic supply companies manufacture orthopedic implants and prosthesis. These companies make joint replacement implants, metal rods, screws and plates, and other types of orthopedic implants. Use this information to find more details about a product you may have had used during surgery.

Answers To Hard Questions
If you're having trouble finding information about an orthopedic problem, or if there is a question for which you can't seem to find information on the Internet, look through these resources.

Prevent Wrong Site Surgery
Wrong-site surgery has become a focus of quality improvement in hospitals. Performing the wrong surgery, performing surgery on the wrong body part or patient, have been termed "never events," meaning there should be no reason or excuse for allowing these mistakes to occur.

How Many Surgeries Makes a Surgeon an Expert?
Knowing if you have found the right surgeon depends on a number of factors. One important step is determining if your surgeon has the right experience.

5 Most Unnecessary Orthopedic Tests
Are all tests necessary? Probably not! Here are a few tests commonly used to detect bone and joint problems that you may NOT need.

4 Ways to See If You Found The Right Surgeon
Finding the right surgeon can be a challenge, but here are 4 way to know that you are in good hands.

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