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By: Toni A.
Fahey, Christian S, MD
Dr. Fahey operated on my husbands hands 6 years ago and from the day he took off his bandages his hands were again in perfect strong condition. i recently saw Dr Fahey for a painful hand problem. he explained everything in great detail. gave me several options and i let him choose the solution. i feel great only after a day. we love Dr Fayhey. i would recommend him to anyone who wants the finest care, expertise and knowledge
By: April S.
Jones, Riley, MD Memphis Orthopaedic Group
Dr. Jones treated my daughter for a shoulder injury and was very thorough throughout her treatment. He communicated well with us regarding our options and had a great bedside manner!!
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Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
The terms "orthopedic doctor" and "orthopedic surgeon" refer to the same profession. Related specialties include podiatrist, a doctor who works with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the feet, and a sports medicine physician, a doctor specially trained to treat athletes.
The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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