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BLOG: Become AWARE to overcome negativity

February 8, 2016

I love my vocation. However, some days are truly more challenging than others. Like most orthopedic surgeons, office hours are more taxing to me than the thrill of surgery. Indeed, as Wayne M. Sotile, PhD, has elegantly written, the “high demand/low control” scenarios, such as my days in clinic, are the most emotionally taxing. I never know what awaits me in the next examination room, nor do I often feel confident that I can control the outcome of the encounter.

Contrast this to the OR, where I do have a good idea of what the shoulder or knee in room six is going to manifest. And my measure of control over the outcome, far exceeds that what I experience in the office.

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Tobacco use linked with more complications after ACL reconstruction

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Higher cortical pore volume found in men, women with diabetes

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Elbow dislocation resulted in longer removal from play among high school athletes

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Compared with nondislocation-associated elbow injuries, high school athletes who had elbow dislocations experienced longer removal from play and were more likely to…
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Comparing Entry Points for Antegrade Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures

Orthopedics, January 2016, Volume 39 Issue 1
The optimal entry point for antegrade intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures remains controversial. The…
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Operative Management Options for Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: September 2015

Anterior instability of the glenohumeral joint is a relatively common problem in the young population. Identification…
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VIDEO: Consider use of 'smart' tools in the positioning of the acetabular component

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