I’ve written a number of books on how regenerative medicine, in the right highly trained hands, disrupts the world of orthopedic surgery. My newest book is now out, focused on how patients with shoulder pain can avoid invasive surgery. Let’s dig in…
While I was in medical school and residency, I was enamored with books by American Physical Medicine author Rene Calliet. These were meant both for physicians and patients and all hand-illustrated by Calliet to make the complex very simple. In some ways, I wanted to be Rene Calliet when I went into practice and writing this Orthopedics 2.0 series has been a realization of that dream.
When I finally became a physician in private practice I soon saw a problem. I needed a way to educate my patients about every conceivable topic using the then brand new “Internet”. How could I do that? At first, it was through blog posts that I could send via a link and an email. Then it was through books.
I wrote Orthopedics 2.0 many years ago as a way to try to relay to patients that what we were seeing and doing in the clinic was very different and changing lives without orthopedic surgery. The goal was to have patients think twice before pulling the trigger on an often irreversible decision to have a huge surgical procedure. I also wanted to educate patients that the research supporting that they needed orthopedic surgery was pretty weak. Through the years Orthopedics 2.0 has had numerous revisions with the 4th edition now available which is the number 2 best seller on Amazon in orthopedics! Click below to get a copy:
My Speciality Ortho 2.0 Books
After writing Orthopedics 2.0 I began to realize that the book couldn’t really dive deep into any one body part and I had patients that wanted to learn more about their specific problem. Hence, that book got followed up with both a Knee and a Spine version, which can be downloaded below by clicking on the book cover:
This new book began on a long series of delayed flights. I decided it was time to tackle the shoulder so that my patients with rotator cuff tears, labral tears, arthritis, and other issues could get an understanding of how their shoulder works and should be treated using regenerative medicine to avoid invasive orthopedic surgery. Hence, Shoulder 2.0 was born! To download a copy of the book, please click on the cover below:
The upshot? I find that an educated patient becomes a partner in their recovery journey and not a passive passenger. So the patients that read and understand these books just tend to do better and understand more. So please read the ones that apply to you!