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Offline Amanda82032

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Medical Careers?
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:00:23 AM »
Is anyone aspiring to have a medical career or are do you already have a medical career?

I am aspiring to become an Orthapedic Surgeon.

Thought it would be a fun topic .. so help me out!

Jan. 04=LR=R
Mar. 04=VMO Adv=R
Jul. 04=VMO Adv=L
Jan. 05=Chondroplasty=R
Jul. 05=TTT=R
Nov. 05=TTT=L
Jan. 06=Goodbye staple=R
Jul. 06=Patella ligament recon&shortened patellar tendon=R
Dec. 06=Goodbye staple=L
May 07=diagnosed w/EDS
Jul. 07=MPFL recon=R&L

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 04:23:05 AM »

I have been out of school for 25 years. I started school for surgical technology in September. I am hoping to work with kids or get a job with an orthopedic surgeon. I wil graduate in December of 2007.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 04:53:45 AM »
At the moment, I am in the process of enrolling in the Athletic Training and Exersise Science programs at the university i'm going to next year.  i can HARDLY wait to start!!  :) 

other medical careers ive thought about:
-orthopedic surgeon
-physical therapist
-nurse anesthetist
-critical care physician

hmmmm do ya think i'll be in the medical field somewhere?  LOL  :P
~Mandy :)
21 yrs old
12/04: plica removal (RK)
2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
10/05: scar tissue removal/debridement (LK)
3/06: screw removal (both knees), debridement on TTT site (LK)
5/08: debridement, HTO, Maquet procedure (LK)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 07:32:20 AM »
I'm in the medical field, I suppose, more accurately the health profession. I am an occupational therapist. I graduated with my degree July, and am having surgery which will take me out of work for probably 3 months in January. Great timing huh?  :-\ Ah well.
knee problems since I was 12 (11 years)
patella alta, flat feet, knock knees
-100s of subluxations/dislocations
-tibial tubercleplasty & lateral retinacular release on left leg.
-derotational femoral osteotomy March '06 on left leg

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005, 09:28:30 AM »
I want to be a Physiotherapist. I wanted to be a Doctor but I don't have the marks or the commitment, and Physio interests me a lot more. I start studying next year hopefully.
May 05 - Injury playing Rugby League; Torn Lateral Meniscus, High Grade partial tear to ACL
August 05 - Partial Lateral Meniscectomy
ACL Reconstruction - November 28th 2006

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005, 03:41:59 PM »
I want to have a career in medicine too. I've thought about orthopedics, pediatrics, and physical therapy. Who knows where I'll end up, but I'm sure it will be something medical!

June 2, 2005 TTT/LR  R.
July 26, 2005 TTT/LR  L.
June 6, 2006 Microfracture R.
June 5, 2007 Microfracture & Screw Removal R.
March 12, 2009 Scope and ACI Biopsy R.
May 12, 2009 TTT, Trochleoplasty R.
December 15, 2009 ACI (patella) & bilateral hardware removal
December 21, 2010 LOA and LR

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2005, 12:36:59 AM »
I too am in the health profesion. I have a degree in occupational therapy and have been working with mutiply disabled students. Having a bad knee is tough when working with kids. I had 7 knee surgeries before getting this job, and 4 after.
99 ACL, med, lat men repair
00 Med menisectomy, lat men repair
01 med, lat meniscus transplant, ACL rev, LR
01 chrondroplasty, manip & debrid
02 med, lat partial menisectomy
03 Arthrotomy,  LOA, LR
05 chrondroplasty, lat men repair, shrink ACL
05  med menisectomy, chrondropla
05 med PKR

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2005, 04:04:52 PM »
I was an Emergency Medical Technician in hospital ER for 7 yrs......................last century

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2005, 05:10:52 PM »
Graduate from med school 2007, (almost exactly a yr) after taking a year out to finish a pharamacology degree, but I have to start applying for jobs soon Aghhhh...>! No one will be safe.

want to do critical care, anaesthetics and trauma, basically be a highly specialised A&E doc.

Most of my yr is graduating next month and I'm sooo jealous. Med School has definetely been worth it and I have had some of the greatests times and met some truely amazing people.

Trauma - Dislocation '96
Chondromalacia, PFS '01
Shallow trochlear groove, Patella Alta & tight ITB dx '03
Right Modified Galeazzi, LR and scope 2004
Left Modified Galeazzi, LR  2005
Redo Modified Galeazzi, LR and scope and medial reefing 2007
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005, 05:22:24 PM »
I am a nurse in a hospital ER. We work with special critical care doctors/anesthesiologists and have a MUG, wich is an fully equiped car with monitor/defibrillator, lots of medication (sedatives, painkillers, etc...), catheters from all sorts... It's a mini-ER in a car driven to any emergency where it's needed (AMI, reanimation, serious MVA's, anything where the patient is unconsious, to declare deaths etc...). Nice job, I love it! Stressy although there has to happen a lot before I am nervous. I live in an area where people are soooo difficult, loads are out of work, loads of alcoholics etc. People always expect to be treaten within 5', but sometimes when the MUG is out on intervention, you are alone as a nurse without a Dr and most people don't understand that you just simply can't diagnose and treat, just like that! During the week there are specialists in the hospital but at nights and in the weekend you really are all alone...
I am studying for a special ER/IC degree starting sept. 2006 , in the mean time probably have to follow an ALS course (Advanced Life Support).

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00/06/83 L wrist #
11/12/00 L knee LR + chondroplasty
21/08/02 L knee TTT
02/03/04 L knee stretched PCL
11/09/07 L ankle dislocation/medial avulsion #
25/05/09 L ankle medial avulsion # AGAIN!
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2005, 09:52:25 PM »
I would possibly like a career in medics. Before all this knee chaos, I never would have thought of it before but I would like to be a PT, or sports therapist or something, or a gym teacher. Im lokoing into taking kineseology or human kinetics in university.
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SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

June 14th/06-(LK)ACL graft recon, screw removal, menisectomy

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2005, 07:27:34 PM »
I want to be a trauma surgeon.  Next year I am taking a certified nurse assistant class at school... We'll see where I end up in time lol.
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LR + MPFL recon 12/05 TTT-- 4/06  IND-- 6/06- IND & screw removal-- 7/06 IND 10/06 Exploration 10/06, 12/06, & 2/07-- all left
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2005, 08:14:12 PM »
I would like to be a doctor, and I think I would like to specialize in ortopaedics or sports medicine.
My problem is that it's really hard to get in to med school in Sweden - even full marks in every subject doesn't secure a place for me! That only gives me a chance in the drawing of lots...  :-\ So far, I haven't been lucky! Have applied two times, and won't give up yet!

My second choice of a career would be as a physical therapist.
Right now, I'm taking a university course in sports medicine  :)

21 y/o, competitive alpine skier and inline speedskater
PFS since 2001 - lateral tracking & subluxations
12/16/05 scope (LK)
2/9/07 medial plica removal (LK)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 09:52:48 PM »
im hoping to become a PT! woo all those people with knee problems like me ;)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2006, 12:12:16 PM »
Hey there

Technically I have a degree in Medical Science, Human Physiology, Microbiology and biotechnology(B.AppSci (physiol, micro and Biotech)).  But I work in the Agricultural sector in the area of rural community development.  Good thing I only required a science degree for my job... didnt matter what science!  I really loved my Physiol, but there are very few (ie no) positions where I live for the training I have.  It is a bit of a shame, but Im not a city person, I just dont like it.  I'm 5 weeks off completing a teaching degree so I can inspire young people into medical science....  scary!  If I had my time again, I think I'd prefer to specialise in a medical area like PT, sports medicine or something like that.

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