Hand & Upper Limb Orthopedic Blog
Summary of the most recent blog posts from Orthopedic Surgeon Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Here you can find blog entries written by Dr. Badia, discussing various topics of interest within the orthopedic world.
Unless You Have Injuries Like Tiger Woods Recently Experienced, the Emergency Room Should Not be Your First Choice for Orthopedic Care I don’t want to have to take you to the hospital if you fall” may be a mother’s lament to a rambunctious child, but “it is precisely that kind of message which has us unnecessarily going to a hospital emergency department for treatment of the [...]
When It Comes to Treating Arthritic Thumbs, Like the Hip and Knee, Thumb Basal Joint Replacement May Soon be the Gold Standard Thanks to current advancements in surgical techniques and joint-implant technology for treatments for painful osteoarthritis of the thumb, “we are getting much closer to the ideal,” says Miami-based orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD. “The future [...]
The Benefits of Outpatient Joint Surgery are Self Evident, but says COVID-19 Increased Patient AwarenessPosted on Friday, March 5th, 2021
Dr. Badia Offers Patient Tips on the Benefits of Outpatient Joint Surgery March 2021 - More and more joint replacement surgeries are being performed in the outpatient setting – and “we can thank a virus for part of that trend,” according to orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, who notes the move from inpatient to ambulatory surgery is proving “a major plus” for patients [...]
Dr. Alejandro Badia Lays Out Problems, Bottlenecks and Solutions Miami, Florida (February 26, 2021) — Dr. Alejandro Badia, author of Healthcare from the Trenches, was the keynote speaker on a recent Cornell University Zoom Conference on the Challenges and Possible Solutions for U.S. Healthcare. Badia attended Cornell as an undergraduate and the conference reiterated many of the [...]
Tips on Why Augmented Reality is Making Procedures Safer By Dr. Alejandro Badia Is Pokemon coming to a health care clinic near you? “Quite possibly,” according to orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, who has introduced a gaming-like system to his own practice. He says the new technology – called augmented reality -- is rapidly growing in popularity among physicians and proving [...]
Hand and Upper Limb Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia Calls ‘Medical Marijuana’ Potential Option; Offers Tips to Patients Cannabidiol? Call it simply CBD and know that this derivative from the marijuana plant will not give you a “high” – only welcome relief for those aching joints, says orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD. The FDA has been slow to act on CBD pharmaceuticals [...]