Personal Experience: My Experience In Orthopedic Surgeons

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My internship took place at Gleneagles Hospital from June 8th – 12 th 2015. I helped two consultant orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Mohana and Dr. Parameshwaran, during the week whilst I observed their work. As a 16 year old high school student, I had no experience in this job sector, but I felt a sense of comfort as I commenced my internship. Their team was so polite to me from the first day that I felt as if I was one of their full-time colleagues. My expectations were to find out how to treat general injuries, to be able to understand and use new medical vocabulary that I never heard of before, and to recognize the injury that the patient had. A total of 50 cases happened that week, including ten patients with arthritis problems and eight patients …show more content…

The three key terms every orthopedic surgeon should know are osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and excess purine. In most cases, patients tend to have a slip disc causing osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It is most common for middle-aged people and seniors. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee and thumb joint. Another injury which patients have is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is when a bone softens and is easily damaged or easily misplaced in another part of your body. The main consequence of osteoporosis is bone fracture. The third most common problems that people have is excess purine. Patients in Malaysia tend to have too much purine in their body. Purine is caused by an excess of uric acid, which is caused when you eat fatty meats, seafood or meat soups. After having researched a bit more about these terms on the internet, I understood much more on how to treat such cases and how to prevent them. For instance, to prevent osteoporosis you need to increase the amount of calcium and vitamin D you …show more content…

Now, I know a great deal more on how to become an orthopedic surgeon. It requires different skills, of which the most important ones are how to treat minor injuries, to understand and use medical terms when needed, and to be able to recognize what type of injury the patient has. In my opinion, to become an orthopedic surgeon requires one to be ready and enjoy assisting others . This work experience gave me an opportunity to understand how work is like. I would warmly recommend other students to take this internship, as they would be as welcomed by the doctors as I

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