Introduction of Dr. Peter Curcione – Bone Fix
I am honored to have been asked to contribute to this news outlet. My hope is to expand your knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine through a question and answer format. I think by doing this we can address the current issues that everyday people have relative their bone and joint problems.
I am an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Adult Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement surgery. Generally, people think that as a surgeon, all I do is see people and schedule surgery. The reality is that I do surgery on only about 15% of my patients. This means that majority of my day is spent counseling people on non-operative solutions to their musculoskeletal ailments. That is to say that surgical solutions are usually the last resort in my practice. My patients are informed at all levels of the care continuum of all options available to them. Non-surgical and surgical treatment are always in play.
I hope that this can be a very educational forum. This column is all about educating you on your Orthopedic issues. We’re a very active population here in Florida and my commitment each day is to keep you that way. So keep the questions coming and I’ll do my best to answer them in a way the everyone can understand.