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Spring into Summer, by Dr. Amy Reidel, D.P.M. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining. Spring is here and soon we will have our Texas summer. Although we may not have all the activities we are used to this time of year due to COVID19, we will be back on our feet soon. Here are some helpful things to remember as you begin your spring and summertime fun. Sunscreen! Most of us wear sandals, flip flops, or go barefoot due to the heat, around the pool, gardening, or at the beach. The tops of your feet are exposed.
Today, we are all experiencing a unique and stressful time that many could never have anticipated. Social distancing has put our daily lives and livelihoods on hold. While it is unclear how long this pandemic will last, or what long term impact(s) it will have on our society, I think everyone will agree it is a matter of WHEN we will return to “normal” days rather than IF. Even though there are many things we have no control over during these times, it is important to remember that there are still things within our control and we should try to focus on them.
What is Urgent vs. Elective Surgery? By Vivek P. Kushwaha, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon Recently the Texas Medical Board and Governor Abbott put out a directive ordering the postponement of all elective surgical procedures until after April 21. They did indicate that under the discretion of the surgeon, certain procedures could be performed that were deemed urgent, where significant harm could befall the patient should the procedure be delayed. As one way to define urgency, they gave the example of a procedure that one would not wait to perform
Internet and Social Media in Modern Medicine Alan J Rechter, MD Medicine has changed. It always does, evidenced from the advent of modern day minimally invasive techniques that don’t require stitches to new telemedicine consults. We can now replace your entire knee in less than 45 minutes and you can sleep in your own bed the same evening. Technology is amazing, especially in orthopaedic surgery that is so heavily technology driven. Most changes are good and we are fortunate to be able to use the internet to get information on just about