Lightning Learns About Being An Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

Posted on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Hi Cool Cats!

Lightning at Dr. Huang's office.

Lightning at Dr. Huang’s office.

I got to spend a day with Emma’s dad, Dr. Huang. He is an Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon. I learned a lot about injuries and healing during my time here. Sports Surgeon’s are doctor’s that help people heal and get back to the business of staying healthy by being active. I was able to do an interview with Dr. Huang over a quick lunch in between patients.

What is your job?   Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

Do you provide a good or service?  A service
Where are you located? Our office is located in the suburbs at St. Francis hospital
Can you tell me a little about what you do? I treat patients that have shoulder, hip, and knee problems.  Patients see me for broken bones and joints. I use a special technique called arthroscopy to fix most of my patients.  I use a long flexible tube with a camera on the end to look inside a patients joints.  I can then use another tube with different instruments in it to fix the patient.  This means that the patient doesn’t need to have a big incision or scar.  Just a little poke hole for the tube.  I also takes what is known as “call”.  This means that when you get hurt after the regular doctors office is closed, Dr. Huang will be at the hospital to fix you.  So, if you ever break a bone at night, I might be the one to put a cast on it.
How do you support our community? I support the community by making people feel better and getting them back to their jobs so they can continue to support the community.
What would happen if your job did not exist? If my job did not exist, people with broken shoulders, knees, and hips would not be able to get their injuries fixed.
Although I felt badly for the patients that were injured, it was interesting to observe Dr. Huang as he examined them. I hope I never break a bone, but if I do I am going to see Dr. Huang to fix it!
Talk to you soon!


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