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What’s your manifesto as a patient on Social Media? #HealthXPh Feb 22 Tweetchat and HOA

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One request I often get from tech and social media savvy patients is this, “Doc, can I add you as my friend on Facebook?”. My reply is something like this : “ No, I don’t add patients as friends on facebook, but you can communicate with me on my professional facebook page”.  I sometimes draw flak…

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Can I have sex after an orthopedic procedure?

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Many orthopedic surgeons rarely get this question from patients. For some who do, explaining “sex after orthopedic procedure” would be a daunting, if not an embarrassing challenge. One patient boldly asked this question on follow up, two weeks after his orthopedic surgery.  He has an external fixator on his right thigh and leg of his right lower extremity.To…

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Prison break

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Today, one of the longest overstaying patient I had finally went out of the hospital. Everyone gonna miss this jolly, friendly guy for sure. But he seem not happy. He’s being escorted out of the hospital and into a jail, for a crime he committed before he was admitted. Guess, he liked the ambiance of…

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Of headaches and coughs

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Once in a while I get a break from purely orthopedic stuff and wield a stethoscope as a “general practitioner”. I used to like the general medicine as a student but when clerkship bombarded me at least fifty patients a day giving nothing but prescriptions and prayers as “medicines”, I resigned myself to cutting it…

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Close call on rehabilitation

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In the past, I work closely with rehabilitation physician in the course of treating my patients.  Since I went into private practice  in the province though the lack of a Rehab physician in my area pushed me to learn and give rehabilitation regimens to my post op patients. What i discovered first was not really…

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