At Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, we are focused on a higher level of sub-specialty Orthopaedic care.
Our philosophy is simple -- practice only in the field you have specialized training in. Unlike general orthopaedic surgeons who do a little bit of everything, our specialists do a lot of one particular thing. Only practicing in their specialized fields allows our physicians to perform a higher volume of surgery within their specialty. Many studies have proven that physicians with larger volumes in a particular specialty have better results.
That is the focus of our practice:
We Are Specialists.
Why Choosing a Sub-Speciality Practice is Important
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists (DOS) is unique as the only completely specialized and fellowship-trained orthopaedic practice in Delaware. Understanding fellowship training and the meaning of specialty care is important in choosing a provider to care for you and your loved ones. When choosing an orthopaedic surgeon, looking for one who specializes in the problem that you are experiencing is important. This should be a key factor in your decision making.
What is a specialty practice?
A specialty practice is one in which doctors focus on a subset of problems or a particular area of the body such as only hand and wrist, spine or hip & knee replacement. Their education and training was specialized to hone their skill in their chosen area of expertise. They have gone through medical school and completed their residency. They then furthered their education with one, two or even more years of advanced training – known as a fellowship.
What is Fellowship Training?
Every single one of our physicians are fellowship-trained. Fellowship training is an additional training in a particular specialty after the completion of an orthopaedic residency. These highly-competitive positions are generally provided only at the most prestigious academic hospitals. Fellowship training allows physicians to focus on one musculoskeletal area to become an expert in their field under the one-on-one guidance of nationally-recognized surgeons in that field.
What does this mean for our patients?
Physicians at DOS only practice in their specialized field which means our hand doctors don’t treat foot injuries or replace hips and our hip & knee doctors don’t perform spine surgery. After all, you wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your roof, would you? Unlike general orthopaedic surgeons who do a little bit of everything, our specialists do a lot of one particular thing. Only practicing in their specialized field allows our physicians to perform a higher volume of surgery within their specialty. Many studies have proven that physicians with larger volumes in a particular specialty have better results.
We Are Specialists
Better surgeons, better patient outcomes.