Taxonomy Code Details
|Grouping:||Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians|
|Code Level:||Level II - Classification|
|Definition:||An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.|
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|20 - Physician/Orthopedic Surgery|
|Notes:||Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]|
Additional Resources: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007. http://www.abos.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certification
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
|Version:||NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 23.1|
|Last Updated:||July 31, 2023|
The code 207X00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for orthopaedic surgery grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 48,836 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is orthopaedic surgery of which 3,075 are registered as females, 31,799 registered as males and 13,962 are organizations.
207X00000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
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|207XP3100X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery|
|207XS0106X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Hand Surgery|
|207XS0114X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery|
|207XS0117X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine|
|207XX0004X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Foot and Ankle Surgery|
|207XX0005X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Sports Medicine|
|207XX0801X||Orthopaedic Surgery||Orthopaedic Trauma|
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