Surgery has come a long way in the past few decades. Just ask Ben McGough, MD, a founding orthopedic surgeon with the Rebound practice. He remembers the days when a fracture meant being in traction for 12 to 16 weeks, and then a body cast for six months or more. “Now we have devices, like surgical screws, to keep bones aligned better so patients get better much quicker,” said Dr. McGough, who has been a surgeon for 50 years. “I’ve seen so much history. The ability to replace joints really changes people’s lives,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed fixing things and helping people get a new lease on life.”
With 24 physicians, Rebound is the largest orthopedic and neurosurgery practice in the Portland/Vancouver area. They also provide care for a number of sports teams, including the Trailblazers.
Published March 2008.