On this episode of Top Docs Radio, I sat down with Dr. Doug Lundy, an orthopedic surgeon with Resurgens Orthopaedics to talk about trauma surgery. Dr. Lundy shared the fact that he initially had plans to have a career in the military as an officer in the Army.
We talked about the fact that during their training and work, the soldiers were frequently experiencing orthopedic injuries, necessitating care by orthopedic surgeons. In that time he began to have an interest in the field of medicine and ultimately went that direction.
Dr. Lundy explained that motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle wrecks, and falls from height tend to be the main causes of injury leading to a patient needing his help. These injuries are often very complex and involve both the bony and soft tissue, and lead to extensive rehabilitation.
In many cases patients are left with a fair degree of pain or loss of function after traumatic injuries like these. Lundy said that the way to get the best recovery usually means starting rehabilitation soon after repair of the injuries which means the patient has to endure significant discomfort and effort to achieve it.
It is clear in speaking with Dr. Lundy he has a passion for his work and appreciates the opportunity to help patients who are experiencing these life-changing injuries, helping them get their lives back as close to normal as possible.
Dr. Doug Lundy, MD, of Resurgens Orthopaedics
- Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
- Orthopaedic Trauma/ Foot & Ankle Fellowship; Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, Tennessee
- Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery