First PMC: 1992
As a fourth-year medical student, Richard Wilk decided to
pursue a career in Orthopedic Surgery following a one-month
rotation in a pediatric orthopedic hospital in his hometown
of Wilmington, Delaware. "I was amazed at the way the surgeons
were able to perform an operation and fix things that were
damaged," says Wilk, Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at
eh Lahey Clinic. A specialist in sports medicine, Wilk repairs
damaged joints for athletes and patients of all ages, including
a 73-year-old skier who underwent a knee ligament reconstruction
so he could return to the slopes. "My goal is to help patients
get back to the activities they like as soon as possible,"
says Wilk. "We can't make them quite as good as new. But we
typically come pretty close."
"Almost as good as new."
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