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As an orthopedic surgeon what are your biggest concerns for your patients post-surgery? (any type of surgery)

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Many: First is infection, which is related 2 length of hospital stay & time of procedure. Also pe, resp failure. Pray u made the right rx choice & did it well. Hope any implants don't fail. Concern & worry follows u as the surgeon 4 a long time, until u c them 4 the last visit & say call if trouble, bye. It's very stressful day after day.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Wrong diagnosis is #2!
Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
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Covered by making the right choice, if not clear I agree!
Jun 20, 2013
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on surg: Depends. Alot of ors would say infection as this is prob. The most common post- op complication.Esp. In joint replacement surgery. Other " worries" would be blood clots, falls( that could injure your sh, knee, hip, etc. Repair/ reconstruction), and lack of compliance .( not doing what we told the patient/ family to do post-op)...

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