I was recently presented with a clinical example that reminded me of the necessity of medical screening.
The patient was a pleasant man who had a recent total hip replacement. The surgery went great and x-rays indicated the replacement took (replacing the worst hip the surgeon had ever seen…I’ve heard the story before…). At initial evaluation, five days post-surgery, no red flags were noted and the patient appeared to have a great prognosis for recovery. He understood his post-surgical precautions and was motivated to return to normal. His primary complaint was post-surgical hip pain.
My second visit was eight days post-surgery. At this visit…Keep Reading
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