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How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

How do I get steady hands to become a surgeon?

Steady hands: Surgical skills are a combination of clinical knowledge and manual dexterity. I believe that it is simply practice and spending the time to learn. That is why surgical residencies are so long. Steadiness comes with practice. Avoiding caffeine, breathing excercises, and meditation help. I advise avoiding beta blockers if possible. More important than steady hands is dedication and compassion. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

What type of surgeon who only operates on hands?

A hand specialist: is an orthopedic surgeon with advance training in hands. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

What is the definition or description of: hand surgeon?

Hand Surgeon:: A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery and it is preferrable to see a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?

Possibly: Trabeculectomy is the "gold" standard for lowering eye pressure by surgery. Canaloplasty is somewhat gentler with probably fewer complications however it is in fact not as effective but is useful for those with a need for glaucoma surgery but do not have galloping glaucoma. ...Read more

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Where can I go to find a hand surgeon?

Go to ASSH.org: http://www.assh.org/public/pages/handsurgeons.aspx this link will take you to a page where you can find a hand surgeon near you who is board certified in the hand surgery. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get steady hands to become a heart surgeon?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get steady hands to become a heart surgeon?

Cardiac surgeon: You first need a steady brain to be able to learn what you need to learn. The physical dexterity needs lots of practice and repetition like training for a sport. ...Read more

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For what reason can't surgeons touch their other hand without gloves on?

For what reason can't surgeons touch their other hand without gloves on?

Using surgical glove: Gloves are used to protect patients - the one that you are touching and the next patient you touch. Sterile gloves are used to handle sterile surfaces - like when an operation is being done. Regular gloves are used to keep from getting germs on your fingers. There is a routine that surgeons learn to put gloves on and to take off to keep from contaminating hands. ...Read more

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My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?

Unusual: This is unusual and could represent a medical disease, adverse medical reaction to antibiotics or other reaction. It is important to discuss with your care provider. ...Read more

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Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

Surgeon with trembling hands any good?

May be very good: This is just another variable, if the tremor is mild, and dissapears when he performs volitonal activities, like surgery he has done for 5-10 years, the tremors mean nothing. The 10, 000 h. Rule (malcom gladwell) is a better indicator of performance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?

Depends: Becoming a neurosurgeon requires many years of specialized training. To begin, you must have completed medical school with outstanding academic performance. Along the way, you would need to first learn if it even appealed to you. If the hand tremor is mild, it would not be an advantage but may be something that you could compensate for. Good luck. ...Read more

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