Arnold Peter Weiss is currently a Professor at Brown University where he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Warren Alpert Medical School. He currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
Hand surgery can be a scary thing to face, especially when it comes to the unknowns of post-op expectations. A great way to ease your mind is by doing some research so you can prepare yourself for what will happen after you have hand surgery. Here is a simple breakdown of what you can expect right after the surgery, the general overall healing time, wound care, and ways to help get back to your normal daily life.
Pursuing a career in the medical industry is no easy task. It takes years of schooling and practice before someone is ready to call themselves a doctor. In order to reach that point, medical school is a must. There are many different aspects of applying to medical school that can be stressful, but the interview process outweighs them all. After so many years of learning and preparation, the future of a person’s entire career can be dependent on this single interview.
Many people all over the world experience some form of hand pain daily. While hand pain is certainly a nuisance to deal with, it can also be detrimental to our daily lives depending on the significance of the pain. Of course, if you are experiencing these symptoms you should discuss them with your doctor. However, sometimes that is not always an immediate option. Here are some ways you can alleviate any hand pain you are experiencing at home.
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Any conversation centered around medicine as a business should always start with patient satisfaction. Patients are the focal point that drives the entire practice, and ultimately can either be the reason your practice succeeds, or the reason it fails. Patient satisfaction is the single more important driver to success in the medical industry.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity, usually developed over the span of a few years. It is a relatively common problem found mostly in men, but can also be developed by women. It often begins as the thickening of the skin on the palm of your hand and progresses into hard lumps growing in the palm of the hand, usually in the ring or small finger area.
Successful negotiating skills are an extremely important aspect of the business side of the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, often times I see medical students finishing school with a lack of basic negotiating skills that they will need to have down the road in their careers. Of course, people cannot always get what they want when it comes to negotiations. Successful negotiations usually end with each side either feeling slightly disappointed or slightly happy due to the outcome.
Before undergoing hand surgery, or any other kind of surgery, it’s important to do your research so you can get an idea of what you are about to experience. They can be helpful in more ways than one, whether you are looking for advice on how to speed up the healing process, want to see what the experts in the field are saying, or you want to know how long surgeries similar to yours have lasted and what their success rates are.
Applying to medical school is just like a job application for a very busy company. Whether you realize it or not, you will have a very short amount of time to pitch yourself while the admissions officer is looking at your file specifically. The file reviews can be as short as two minutes in some cases. It goes without saying, but these two minutes can make or break you.
Skin flaps and grafts
Skin grafts replace or attach skin to an area where it is missing. Whether it be covering a finger that was amputated or a burn injury, the procedure is done by using a piece of healthy skin from another area of the body, which is called a donor site. The skin is then used to cover the needed area. Flaps relate in terms of using a donor site but differ by including the removal of the muscle, blood vessels, and fat that can be found underneath the skin.
Undergoing any kind of surgery can be an extremely stressful thing, especially if you have not done your research. Fear not, as there are certain steps you can take to ease that stress, set yourself up to have a basic understanding of what lies ahead of you, and ultimately prepare you for a successful surgery.
When you hear the words “hand surgery” many different things may come to mind. This is a general term that refers to the many different types of hand procedures. The goal of these procedures is often to restore functionality, while also trying to preserve the integrity and basic look of the hand. Whether you are experiencing numbness, arthritis, or just looking for more information, this guide is for you.