Vast technological improvements have dramatically altered orthopaedic medicine since the early days of Dr. Michael D. O'Brien's practice. He mastered state-of-the-art techniques and embraced advancements that were yet unimagined when he launched his career in 1980. Most notably, he witnessed the advent of the MRI scanner, the development of the arthroscope and the use of the C-arm in the operating room, which "allows you to do things in real time with an X-ray," he explains. Upgrades in orthopaedic hardware have improved the outcome for patients as well, an evolution he hopes will continue with more computer-assisted surgery.
Patient-centered care is a value Dr. O'Brien hopes will not change. "It's been an honor to be a part of this practice and the quality of care these doctors provide," Dr. O'Brien says. "This is the finest collection of orthopaedic surgeons in the city, and I'd recommend them to anyone."
His advice to physicians and surgeons is his ruling principle: "Always keep the patient in mind and be concerned about their well-being. Be there for them more than anything else." For his years doing exactly this, his colleagues and friends at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers express their sincere appreciation.
Dr. O'Brien is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics and is a member of the Kentucky Medical Association, the Northern Kentucky Medical Society and the Freiberg Society. To learn more about Dr. O'Brien and the other physicians of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers, click HERE.