I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...

I became an orthopaedic surgeon because I love being in a specialty where our actions have an immediate effect on patients. I was very attracted to the immediate positive feedback that orthopaedic surgeons receive when they correct problems that patients had been suffering from for quite some time. This is especially true in trauma surgery where we help badly injured patients regain a level of function that they often don’t believe they will ever have again.

What is the most rewarding part of being an orthopaedic surgeon?

The most rewarding part to me is the ability to make a profound impact on someone’s life after they have been involved in a severe accident. We can often reconstruct massively injured extremities and restore function to badly injured people.

Ortho-pinions by Dr. Douglas Lundy

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