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What is an orthopedist?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedists specialize in musculoskeletal problems, including those of the bones, joints, tendons, and nerves. They complete four years of standard medical school and five years of hospital residency in orthopedic surgery, including training in foot and ankle surgery. Some go on to a one-year fellowship that entails advanced training in these procedures. They are trained to treat foot problems both medically and operatively.
An orthopedist is a musculoskeletal specialist. Watch Carrie Stafstrom, director of orthopedics and neuroscience at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, describe an orthopedist's training and what they treat.

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