Everyone understands the significance of firsts in their lives – like a first step, first dance, or first race. This concept takes on a whole new meaning for orthopaedic patients who – because of constant pain, discomfort or lack of mobility – aren’t sure they ever will do certain things again.
That’s where orthopaedic surgeons come in – they restore mobility, giving their patients a chance at a Second First. From buttoning a blouse or walking up stairs to climbing a mountain or running a race – all of these activities are meaningful personal milestones for patients on the road to recovery after orthopaedic care.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons presents A Nation in Motion. Here's Jonathan Laico story and how he got back to coaching his daughter’s lacrosse team: