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July 24th, 2009

Is Surgery a Geographical Consideration?

Posted by dancingdoug in Uncategorized

As I read these blogs I am beginning to get the impression that the conservative approach is taken much more often outside the United States. Maybe I’m not interpreting the comments correctly, but it seems that is the case. In my particular case (Ann Arbor, Michigan) there was no question that surgery would be done. In fact, the non-surgical approach was never an option even given to me.

Recent posts about re-rupturing got me to thinking about this. Personally I can’t imagine accepting the “Conservative” approach after hearing about the re-rupture rates. What does everyone else think?

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  1. 2ndtimer said,

    on July 24th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I do not know…. but i got conservative treatment in Toronto Ontario, someone else I know in Montreal, both re-ruptured.

  2. 2ndtimer said,

    on July 24th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    there is a study going on at london (Ontario) Health Sci. Centre
    see :
    http://achillesblog.com/mazmouza/2009/03/13/non-operative-treatment/

  3. pendersnitzel said,

    on July 25th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I am in South Louisiana…I have been in an “air boot” for 30 days, and will see my Ortho in another week. Seems that the insurance companies are pushing the surgeons to make an effort towards the “conservative” approach, but my Ortho wanted me to try it for 30 days. He seemed to feel that I would have surgery anyhow…so, seems like insurance companies are driving the protocol for healthcare.

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