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Knee Arthroscopy vs. Total Knee Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy vs. Total Knee Replacement

If you are suffering from a knee injury or chronic knee pain, it is a good idea to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. A good musculoskeletal examination and proper imaging will help determine if surgical intervention is necessary for you. If surgery is the next step, it is important to decide if arthroscopic surgery is […]

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Preventing Blood Clots after Orthopedic Surgery

Certain types of orthopedic surgery carry with them the risk of developing a blood clot in the post-operative period.  Blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) can be life threatening.  A pulmonary embolism usually happens when a DVT, often in your leg, travels to your lungs and blocks a blood […]

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What is a Physician Assistant?

What is a Physician Assistant?

In my 5 years as a physician assistant (PA), I have often been asked when I am going on to finish my schooling to become a physician. Time and time again, I have had to explain to family, friends and patients that a physician assistant is not a stepping stone to becoming a physician; it […]