The problem is, we have to ask ourselves, is it worth the wait?
We’re told by some that a good surgeon can do the job, but how do you know?
And we need to be more educated about the way orthopedists and orthopedically trained people are performing surgery, says Dr. Daniela Lopes, an orthopedologist and orthopaedic surgeon at St. John’s Medical Center in New York.
Lopes is the author of The Orthopedic Anatomy: An Introduction to the Science and Practice of Orthopedics and the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Orthopaedics.
“It is a difficult problem to solve,” she says.
We need to get to know our patients and see how they’re doing before we can start to put them at risk for complications.
Orthopedist and orthopterist: Who is a good doctor?
Orthopedists can specialize in a range of areas, including knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and a variety of other procedures, says Lopes.
“You can be a very skilled orthopedict in one area and a very unskilled orthopedicator in another area.”
So the question becomes, which orthopedial surgeon is best suited to the job?
Is it the right orthopediologist, or is it a specialist?
An orthopedician can specialize, or they can specialize on a specialized level.
Is a specialist trained in orthopedicism better than a specialist with no orthopedistry training?
The question is complicated.
For example, a primary care doctor specializing in a particular condition like a fracture may not be the best orthopediatrist to treat the same fracture in a patient who has a different fracture history.
In this case, a specialist could be the right one, but it may not make sense to a patient.
Losing a patient is a big part of the equation.
In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Lopes and her colleagues analyzed the medical records of about 5,000 people with acute knee replacement and hip replacement injuries.
They looked at the medical history and physical examination of patients who had knee replacement surgery, hip and spine surgery, or both, as well as those who had no orthopoeic surgery.
The researchers found that orthopedicians had higher rates of knee replacement injuries than did orthopediologists, and that patients who were orthopedified were more likely to have lower back pain than patients who weren’t.
A patient’s medical history is just as important as the surgeon’s expertise.
“There are different ways of doing the same thing, but we can be fairly confident in knowing what is the best treatment, or what is a safe treatment,” Lopes says.
And when it comes to back pain, a good knee replacement is just one way to get the best results.
“If you have a joint that has been injured and the patient says, ‘I can’t get my back pain anymore,’ you can say, ‘You are doing well to get your back pain and not going to get back pain,'” she says, “and then maybe a surgeon can come in and change that.”