Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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"The specialty of orthopedics basically involves the care of the musculoskeletal system, which includes care of most disorders and injuries in the upper and lower extremities as well as the spine. As such, future orthopedic surgeons need a thorough knowledge of the anatomy, mechanics, and physiology of this body system. You master everything there is to know about each muscle, nerve, and blood vessel within all parts of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, proper diagnosis and management of orthopedic injuries requires a solid grasp of forensics and physics to understand the mechanisms of injury."

— Freeman, B. (2013). The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty. 3rd Ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York. p. 325.

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Terry Peabody, MD

Terry Peabody, MD
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Matthew Beal, MD
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Department of Orthopaedics
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
676 N. St. Clair, Suite 1350, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-926-4444
Fax: 312-926-4443