What physical and radiologic clues suggest that surgical replacement of the knee may be indicated? Here, Dr. Bill Walter, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement, walks you through the details.
Here, orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Bill Walter, describes a systematic approach to the history and demonstrates a hands-on physical examination that can provide definitive evidence that surgery may be the best option.
At one time or another, every primary care physician will likely see a patient who is a hypochondriac, a chronic complainer, or a substance abuser. Rather than seeing these patients as difficult and avoiding them as much as possible, the physician can reframe the problem as an opportunity for growth and development. Dr Lieberman suggests that keeping the sessions brief but allowing more frequent visits and addressing medical and psychosocial concerns will make your relationship with your patient more positive. Managing hypochondriacal patients, chronic complainers, and substance abusers will be much easier after listening to Dr Lieberman’s suggestions.