Hand surgeon

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Hand surgeons are orthopedic surgeons (medical doctors who specialize in bone, muscle, and joint surgery) or plastic surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hand problems and injuries.

Hand surgeons can be board-certified through the Boards of Surgery or Orthopedic Surgery, which are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.




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