Orthopedic Surgery Patients Become Long Term Opioid Users?

According to a study in the orthopaedic journal, JBJS, 5.3% of patients who underwent orthopedic surgery were still taking narcotics one year after surgery. These are patients who were not chronic opiate users before surgery. The highest rates were found after revision spine surgery.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update - starting limited clinic the week of May 4th

It looks like we are starting a very limited clinic the week of May 4th and surgery for cases considered urgent on May 11th. We will start by seeing new patients, follow-up patients who have a new injury, and patients who have been waiting for injections. Please e-mail stricklandoffice@hss.edu or call if you have been […]

Girls Take Longer Than Boys to Recover From Concussions?

Sex differences between men and women continue to mystify me, but this article explains why there may be differences in recovery between girls and boys who get concussions. According to this article, “Master said it could be that [girls] have less access to on-site athletic trainer expertise when the injury occurs. That’s because the sports […]

7 habits of highly healthy physicians

Dr. Strickland & Dr. Gomoll at HSS

Healthy habits are a New Years’ resolution topic. These 7 habits are of the utmost importance, especially at a time when we are all trying to stay healthy. This article lists 7 habits of healthy physicians with statistics on how well physicians follow their own advice. I would like to draw attention to several of […]

A Message To My Patients – COVID-19

In these confusing, scary, and uncertain times we are making plans day by day. I had 20 patients scheduled for surgery over the next 9 days. Some patients had been waiting months for a donor cartilage graft, and others were having ACL reconstruction. It’s so hard to imagine why I can’t help these patients, and […]

Choosing to be a "surgeon-mom"

Choosing to be a “surgeon-mom” is a big decision that I never wavered on. I wanted to pursue surgery as a career since the fifth grade and never questioned whether or not I would have children. Many professional careers demand significant sacrifice, and surgery is certainly no exception. I read this article in the NY […]