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Paraplegic hand surgeon

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Krnek

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So, can it be done? Is assume residency would be impossible but what if it happened later in life? Can a hand surgeon post residency continue to practice if he developes spasticity in the lower limbs or even ends up in a wheelchair?
 

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I can't remember what type of surgeon he was, whether he was ENT, or plastics. But our med school class had someone come speak to our class who was indeed a paraplegic. He had a specialized setup that supported him in the OR in a standing position. Again, not sure if he was plastics, hand, or what. I do remember it being something involving delicate work, certainly wasn't a general surgeon.
 

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Paraplegia and surgery probably don’t mix well over time. I’d presume a high risk of pressure sore issues as a practicing surgeon
 

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Karin Muraszko is the chair of neurosurgery at Michigan. She is a legend in our field.
 
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