As published on HealthNewsDigest.com
March 26, 2021
“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 simplest of injuries,” according to orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, founder and chief medical officer of the Florida-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®.
Unless your injuries are life or limb-threatening like those of Tiger Woods, then the hospital is not the place to be,” says Dr. Badia, a renowned specialist in musculoskeletal disorders, deformities, and injuries of the upper limb. He was referring to Woods’ February 2021 motor vehicle crash, which left the pro golfer unconscious and crushed his right leg, ankle, and foot, causing multiple, complex bone fractures and soft tissue injuries. “
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
Please call (305)227-4263 to request an appointment with Dr. Alejandro Badia.