Patients seem to suffer from amnesia after shoulder surgery in one specific area: driving. I tell my patients before they undergo shoulder surgery that if I perform a repair they will be in a sling for a minimum of four weeks and this means no driving.
I had a great experience as a teenager with a serious orthopaedic problem getting back to sports. I was interested in becoming a doctor my whole life and this directed me to a career in orthopaedic surgery.
My goal as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine is to return my patients to their active lifestyle. For some this might mean an Ironman competition, while for others it is a walk around New York City.