The Making of Surgeons

Surgeons are trained, not born As I’ve written about before (HERE), the acquisition of skills or knowledge in any field requires vast amounts of practice. This requirement for many hours of practice in order to attain competence, or indeed expertise, holds true across disciplines: athletics, music, chess, writing, and yes…surgery.1 In their article, “The Making…

Different Approaches to Total Hip Replacement Surgery

(www.dreamstime.com, free stock photos)14 Imagine for a moment that you are the “typical” hip replacement patient:   you are 65 years old and your right hip has been increasingly painful for the last 4 years during most of the activities that you enjoy: playing tennis with your husband, walking in the neighborhood with your best…