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.
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 email@example.com or call if you have been waiting to see us in person. I can’t wait to get back to work!
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 girls tend to do — such as soccer, basketball, and cheerleading — are considered “moderate risk” activities. Those activities often
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 instead, I need to sit at home. However, there are shortages of hospital supplies, and the government has mandated that
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 Times and think of all the young women who opt-out. The fact that 10 percent more women drop out of