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The Duke Orthopaedic Journal


While most of us are regular prescribers of physical therapy (PT), we are often guilty of underappreciating the intimate role this plays in postoperative success. The following is a personal account of lessons learned and value appreciated through the lens of an orthopaedic resident undergoing postoperative shoulder rehab. What transpired has fundamentally changed my understanding of what happens after patients leave the operating room and has inspired my future investment in the role of PT.

Keywords: Education, Physical therapy modalities, Postoperative care.

How to cite this article:Tao MA. Physical Therapy Perspectives: A Resident’s Reeducation. The Duke Orthop J 2016;6(1):54-55.

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