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.
Balance keeps the body moving efficiently. The right combination of exercise, rest, and nutrition maintains healthy tissue in the musculoskeletal system, while proper posture, alignment, and conditioning distribute forces through the muscles and joints in a balanced way. Overwork or underutilize any of these components and you risk a system breakdown.
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.