Bones, Joints & Muscle Specialists at North Suburban Medical Center
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
A foot & ankle surgeon has advanced training related to conditions of the foot, ankle & lower leg. Podiatrists and Orthopedists may also be foot & ankle surgeons.
A hand surgeon typically is a plastic surgeon who has advanced training in diagnosing and treating hand and wrist conditions.
Orthopedists/Orthopedic Surgeons diagnose and treat disorders of the bones and joints.
A podiatrist specializes in diagnosis and treating foot, ankle and lower leg conditions. A podiatrist may or may not be a foot & ankle surgeon.
A Spine specialist typically is a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in diagnosing and treating back and neck conditions.
Sports Medicine Specialist
A sports medicine specialist typically is an orthopedist/orthopedic surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries that occur through sports activities.