|I would choose a female over male surgeon given the option too. I wouldnt let a guy put a cast on after I had one do one once. His hurt!!!! They seem not to care as much on my comfort and be attentive to detail as much. My surgeon was a male but was one of the only surgeons who would work on my arm. He did an amazing job I think, less so on the stitches but thats not my priority. I guess if he were female, he would have consulted with me more on options and I could have had the 2nd surgery 1st. But I was already out of time........ I think its common for surgeons to not communicate the best. I ask nurses the questions, but they cant answer all. At least I have 2 arms now. I would certainly recommend him. Hes a great dr. Not the best communicator on options, not the best for pretty scars, but bolted my arm together very well! Actually, not sure of any female ortho drs. here. I donno, he is also a nice looking man so I didnt mind too much. lol..
: Ha! There is a guy in the ortho clinic I went to, that seems like he is into impressing others with his manliness. I'm glad that I got a female doctor. She was down to earth, and to tell you the truth, I think women are better suited to pay attention to detailed work better than men. I trusted her to do it right, with little wasted time on preening her peacock feathers.
: Sorry guys. LOL!
: : Ah, at first I've been limping around for a month, hoping for my leg to get better. Finally, I realized that it something worse than a strain and I went to an orthopedist. Well, he suggested consulting a specialist at the university hospital. That cost me another month and I even didn't get to see the head physician I had waited so long for, but only his deputy who obviously was eager to butcher me. But since he only made the impression of wanting to impress a female assistant physician and not of having experience with really re-attaching quadriceps tendons, I decided to drop all of those physicians and went for a real butchering specialist who explained the surgery in a clear and understandable way and who also had done this several times already. Well, I should have gone to him immediately, but I hoped to get away with no surgery for too long. However, I'm glad now that I did it. Live is so much better with two functioning legs.