Of all the medical specialties, orthopedic surgery is arguably the most physically demanding. Pushing bones back into place requires brute force, while long surgery sessions demand stamina – which may explain why orthopedics is one of the few medical specialties still male-dominated.
Today only 4% of board-certified orthopedic surgeons are women. Dr. Sheryl Handler at Akron Children’s Hospital is among that select group.
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