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U.S. News & World Report: What Orthopedic Surgeons Do and How to Become One

Article features comments from Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician

Professor emeritus Alvin Crawford, MD, is the lead expert on a U.S. News & World Report EDUCATION article on what it takes to become an orthopaedic surgeon.  

When someone is crippled or disabled, they often go to see an orthopedic surgeon with the hope that the surgeon can fix what is broken. This type of physician is an expert on diseases and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system in the human body, which includes muscles, bones, tendons, joints, ligaments and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons perform various kinds of medical operations, including osteotomies, which are surgical corrections of deformities in bones. 

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