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Taking call: Find satisfaction among the risks

Orthopedics Today speaks to experts including Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc, hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS, on taking call in orthopedics, an arrangement in which employees can be called during certain periods of time to work.

Dr. Osei said he believes being on call brings a level of legitimacy to the specialty.

“Our patients can have any number of different types of conditions, problems and injuries. I think to be a complete orthopedic surgeon you should be able to provide care for the whole gamut of issues that affect the musculoskeletal system,” Dr. Osei explained. “If we as a specialty were uncomfortable or unable to take care of these traumatic injuries, then I think that we run the risk of failing to uphold the standards and vocational responsibilities of our profession.”

Read the full article at healio.com.