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What's this doctor called? I want to look more into this career.

Okay, so baically I fractured my arm, and I want to say I remember them being a specialist...this doctor basically reviewed my x-rays and said I had a hairline fracture. She then let me know I would need a cast for a while, and I kept going to her every like every month or every like 8 r 6 weeks...I'm not sure it's be a while. If it helps she also told me I didn't need physical therapy. I really got interested ever since that experience...because then no less than a year later I had to go see her again for my thumb.
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Sue’s Answer

Ariana, I believe you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon. This specialty provider works with the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles). School could be 8-10 years or more if there are specific areas you want to study. One could specialize in certain areas, perhaps you want to work on knees or shoulders. The focus in school, after you have completed the required coursework, could be the musculoskeletal system and then work and practice their skill in school and when they are done and are licensed to practice medicine.

Definitely do some serious research to see what is required if you decide to go into the medical field.

Good luck.
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Valerie’s Answer

Hello!
If you went to the Emergency Room, the ER doctor may have seen you. The Radiologist is the doctor that reviews x-rays and all imaging studies. An orthopedic surgeon is a bone doctor. They are the doctors you go to if broke a bone, tore a ligament/tendon, etc. These doctors perform surgeries to replace hips and fix broken bones as well.
Hope this helps.
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