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Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon: The orthopedic surgeon represents a medical or osteopathic physician who has advanced their training in the evaluation and care of bone, spine, and extremity joint disorders with an emphasis on surgical intervention. The orthopedic surgeon must complete a rigorous course of education and training which includes at least four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school and an additional three to eight years in internship and residency programs.

The surgeon may pursue one or more areas of specialization within the broader field of orthopedics. The orthopedic surgeon assumes a critical role in the care of some patients with spine disorders.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Orthopedic Surgeon, please refer to the website of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at

To locate and learn about orthopedic surgeons who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.