surgical specialties

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  1. matotom

    matotom Junior Member
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    my current GF has her mind on PA and surgery..she is a petite gal 5' 100#....for ortho, or others, is there a lot of strength involved on the PA part?
    what about assisting a much taller surgeon, should she really start strength training her calves if she is going to have to stand on her tip toes for surgeries :). or will she just have to find a shorter surgeon to work with?

    what exactly is the PAs role in the average say TKA or CABG or spinal fusion?

    also do PAs have a role in pathology or radiology?

    any info/input is appreciated.
     
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    Harrie Senior Member
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  4. matotom

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    well damn that just makes too much sense....im a sucker for nice calves so i think ill tell her to plan on standing on her tip toes for hours on end :)
     
  5. DizzyJon

    DizzyJon PA-C/Doctor of Health Science
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    I worked with two vets during a lung lobectomy in which there was a substantial size difference. We pilled up blankets on the floor for the smaller doc to stand on. It was amusing.
     

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