This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, muscles and joints.
This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, muscles and joints (musculoskeletal system). This specialty is known as orthopedic surgery.
Start with your primary care provider before you see a specialist. He or she will be able to coordinate your health care needs and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist. Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else. Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.
What should I know before I see a specialist?
What questions should I ask the specialist?
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