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Post-Op Recovery, Days 1-3: Three Days of Humility After Three Years of Denial

Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a series on Dr. Bill Booker’s journey to recovery after a severe hip injury that required surgery. Dr. Booker is documenting his recovery process through his blog series: Bill Booker’s Fantastic Feats for a Faster Recovery. Post-Op, Days 1-3 I’ve had a couple of minor surgical procedures in the past, …

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Dr Bill Booker preparing for surgery

Preparing for Surgery: Pre-Op Tips For Faster Recovery

Editor’s Note: This blog is the first in a series on Dr. Bill Booker’s journey to recovery after a severe hip injury sustained more than three years ago. Surgery was delayed while Dr. Booker tended to his injury through a series of treatments, but ultimately the injury could not be repaired without a surgical procedure. …

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‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment

“Thousands of Americans undergo disc removal or spinal fusion each year, despite limited evidence that either surgical procedure is more effective than non-operative therapy in providing long-term pain relief or improved function. And for patients with the typical wear-and-tear osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy proves as successful as the commonly performed arthroscopic surgery.” Sounds …

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