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Personal Narrative: A Career In Orthopaedic Surgery

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Pump faking and getting my defender to jump in the air, I found myself with a clear lane to the basket and a chance to give my team the lead with less than sixty seconds remaining. As I accelerated to full speed and leapt as high as I could, another defender tried to position himself to draw the charge. He was late getting into position and I found myself landing with the full weight of my body on my right wrist. Two months later, I ended up requiring surgery to repair my fractured scaphoid and my interest in orthopaedic surgery was sparked. The most gratifying feeling of being a physician lies in the ability to directly be a part of the healing process in your patients’ lives. It is the surgeon who has the ability to completely change a person’s life within a few hours after the patient undergoes a successful procedure.
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