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A surgeon’s pain: realizing how many have musculoskeletal issues

July 9, 2018

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This will be a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue (currently reading) Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan (two weeks)   Recognizing how many surgeons are in pain Our starting point: –Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis When you […]

Why did Kyrie Irving have two more knee surgeries?

April 20, 2018

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One of the most popular articles I’ve written is, –On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more) Someone commented about a broken kneecap, which reminded me of Kyrie Irving. Irving broke his patella a few years back, in a very unfortunate situation, –How freaky was Kyrie Irving’s knee injury? Irving is […]

My experience watching a reconstructive ACL surgery (understanding why healthcare is expensive)

March 14, 2016

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I recently got to go into an operating room and watch a reconstructive ACL surgery, with a partial medial meniscectomy. I’ve had both of these procedures done to myself (here and here). One unexpected positive of me having this done to myself was being able to parlay that into getting into the same surgery group’s operating room. After […]

Technology and health- is it time to stop chasing a unicorn?

June 12, 2015

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This is Part Two of a three part series on technology and health, with a focus on fitness. Part One started out broad discussing an overarching theme of what technological progress does to the human body. Part Two will look more at the value and costs when technology is implemented into health / fitness. Part Two will also focus some more on the digital […]

Odd movement in kids

March 20, 2015

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This was an email exchange I thought was worth posting. “Hi Brian, I just wondered if you can give me some advice about my nearly 9yr old son. He has retroverted hips. Both. Fairly pronounced. He was unable to ride a bike as couldn’t get both feet forward on the pedals. Through Physio/stretches, an osteopath- […]

Some amazing new surgery, or a sign of the times?

February 18, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  In discussing structural factors affecting movement, we really honed in on the hip. During our lab portion Shirley recognized […]

Be careful betting on the future of medicine

January 29, 2014

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Have you ever known someone who thought in the manner of, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about such and such. By the time that’s a problem we’ll have figured out how to take care of it.” Cars and gasoline is probably where this is most pervasive. “Global warming? CO2 emissions? Air pollution? Whatever. Everyone […]