Why choosing a sub-specialty practice is important

Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists (DOS) is unique as the only completely sub-specialized and fellowship-trained orthopaedic practice in Delaware. Understanding subspecialty care and the meaning of fellowship training 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 subspecialty?

A subspecialty 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 residency.  They then furthered their education with one, two or even more years of advanced training – a fellowship.

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What is Fellowship Training?

Our physicians are all 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 is Fellowship Training?

Our physicians are all 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.

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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. It’s the focus of our practice: We Are Specialists — better surgeons, better patient outcomes.

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About Us

We are a multi-specialty group with fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons, who have expertise in total joint replacement, fractures, foot and ankle, hand, spine, sports medicine, trauma, osteoporosis and general orthopaedics. Learn More.

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