Orthopedic surgeons as the name indicates are surgeons and not physicians. They are trained in carrying out surgical procedures on bones like fixing a broken bone( Or fracture ) or carrying out joint replacement surgeries, repairing a ligament or a cartilage tear. Your rheumatologist may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon if you need a Read more about Whether to see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon ?[…]
Joint disorders that can be treated medically ( i.e without surgery ) are treated by rheumatologist. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in surgical treatments and in the management of fractures.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received further training in diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages, rheumatologist are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of Read more about Who is a Rheumatologist ?[…]
Rheumatology is a subspecialty of medicine which deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. Rheumatological disorders range from chronically disabling arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis to multisystem diseases like vasculitis to milder but nagging and persistant pains like chronic back pain & neck pain Read more about What is Rheumatology?[…]