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You might hire an orthopedic surgeon to:

  • Diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions
  • Perform surgeries to replace joints, repair tissue, fuse or reset bones, and more

  • Provide or advise on nonsurgical treatments

  • Help patients regain range of motion and reduce chronic pain

  • Offer expertise in a specialized area, like sports medicine, trauma, or spine

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) or doctor of medicine (MD) degree, or equivalent, plus experience in orthopedic surgical residency
Track record of exemplary, compassionate bedside manner 
Board certification for practice of orthopedic surgery and current licensure in good standing relevant to country of hire
Excellent communication skills
Compliance with all laws and hospital policies
Ability to communicate in more than one language
Availability for 1:4 call schedule Five or more years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon