Imagine this: The sun hasn’t even begun to peek over the horizon and I’m already in the car, coffee in hand, heading to the hospital. It’s a day filled with bone mending, joint repairing, and yes – performing the Cumming shoulder procedure. It’s a day in the life of an orthopedic surgeon, and it’s as challenging as it is rewarding.
The Early Bird Gets the Bone
The day kicks off early. I’m in the operating suite the world is still silent, the only noise being the hum of the sterile room. First on the docket, is the Cumming shoulder surgery—an advanced shoulder replacement for a patient with severe arthritis.
As the clock strikes noon, I’m knee-deep in-clinic consultations. Meeting with patients, discussing their pain, and their fears, diagnosing their ailments, and laying out treatment plans. It’s not just about broken bones—it’s about broken spirits that I’m helping to mend.
Evening rolls around and it’s time for rounds. Visiting patients who are still in the hospital, making sure they’re on the path to recovery. Answering their questions, reassuring them of their progress. It’s a grind, but it’s also a privilege.
The day doesn’t end when the sun goes down. There are medical records to review, research to keep up with, and continuing education to pursue. Orthopedic surgery is ever-evolving, and I have to stay at the forefront.
Why It All Matters
It’s a long day. It’s a hard day. But it’s a day that changes lives. Mending bones, helping people regain their mobility, alleviating their pain – these are the rewards that make it all worthwhile. And when the sun rises again tomorrow, I’ll be ready to do it all over again.