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...but it seems like I can't find the answer anywhere, so I figure I'll ask here and get tomatoes thrown.

Orthopaedic surgeons - are they MD or DO? Or can they be either one? Is one better than the other? When I looked up MD, it mentioned muscoskeletal work, but I don't want to assume because assumption, well, we know what that does.
 

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Both MDs and DOs can become orthopedic surgeons. Doesn't make any difference.
 
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DrMom said:
Both MDs and DOs can become orthopedic surgeons. Doesn't make any difference.
Thank you so much! I looked everywhere, but nowhere had a definitive answer - they just talked about the degrees, not what you could be with them. Finally, an answer! :D
 

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no problem. DOs can go into all of the same specialties as MDs can. Both are full-physicians.
 
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