What is another name for a "bone doctor"?

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  1. Antoneo

    Antoneo Diamond Member

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    I just need to know the formal term for a bone doctor or bone specialist. You know, how foot doctors are called podiatrists...
    This is referring to the CALCIUM PHOSPHATE bone.
     
  2. Poncherelli

    Poncherelli Senior member

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    isn't orthopedics the bone division of medicine? Like orthopedic surgeons work on joint replacments and bone fractures and stuff.
     
  3. gopunk

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    yes orthopedic is the winner.
     
  4. Hakunin

    Hakunin Senior member

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    Orthopaedics?
     
  5. ScottMac

    ScottMac Moderator<br>Networking<br>Elite member

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    Orthopod is the doctor, Orthopedics is the practice.

    Another flavor of similar Doc is an Osteopath. Osteopathics is kind of a cross between Chiropractics and "traditional" medicine.

    FWIW

    Scott
     
  6. rommel

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    oh i was gonna say hooker...but thats not the calcium phosphate version of the 'bone doctor'...unless she has an upset tummy and needs some tums
     
  7. Antoneo

    Antoneo Diamond Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. jhu

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    Orthopod is the doctor, Orthopedics is the practice.

    not to be confused with arthropod
     
  9. trulfe

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    gynecologist!!