In the Loop: Back to work after accident left him paralyzed
After Daniel Grossman, M.D., was paralyzed in a biking accident, he needed to learn how to do everything — including care for patients — in a new way.
Daniel Grossman, M.D., was in command and control mode, assessing a 36-year-old who’d fallen off his mountain bike on the Cuyuna Trail in northern Minnesota. No one had seen the fall, which cracked the man’s helmet and left him unable to feel or move his legs.
Having worked for a decade as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Grossman understood the gravity of the situation. But it was also completely new to him. Because this time, Dr. Grossman wasn’t only the physician. He was also the patient.
“I knew enough to know it
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