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Why I became an Orthopaedic surgeon

Authors: Simon Fleming; Orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon and culture change advocate.

First in the series, ‘Why I became a … surgeon’, Simon Fleming, orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon and culture change advocate, provides some insight into the journey that led him to choose orthopaedic surgery.


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