Orthpaedic Surgey in Chiangmai?

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    After my 22-wheel truck accident in Laos
    R13n - Hit By A 22-wheeler Chinese Truck
    I still had some trouble with my left hand, so after 6 weeks I visited Dr Kanit, as recommended by Dr Sudhee

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    He has studied in Australia was very easy to talk to.
    There was major reconstructive surgery that could be tried for my left hand, however it was his opinion that this would more than likely not be a satisfactory result in the end.
    Leave it as it is. Don't waste your time & money.

    The location of his clinic
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    #27 DavidFL, Mar 17, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Interesting another recommendation - A shoulder specialist

    Since the truck accident in Laos my right shoulder has not fully recovered after 2 months and I suspect some tissue or muscular damage
    Dr Kanit above said that the #1 shoulder specialist was Dr Chanakarn Phornphukul, M.D.; whom I once consulted for my knee replacement.

    His info is repeated here
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    Google Maps Location: Google Maps

    So back to the good doctor once more, this time for the shoulder.
    After a quick consultation, we both agreed there was some tissue damage - rotator cuff - but an MRI would be needed. Dr Chanakarn would be at his clinic the next morning for consultation, so I was sent straight off to an MRI Clinic - Chiang Mai MRI - on the middle ring road near the sala klang government offices.
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    I was whisked straight in & 45 minutes later was out with my results & 8,000 baht lighter.

    9am the next morning back to see Dr Chanakarn, & oh yes we can clearly see a tear in the rotator cuff. This is what is causing you the pain & discomfort. It could be left alone, but will gradually get worse & perhaps cause more pain, discomfort & limited use. It can be stitched back together = 1.5 hours surgery & about 200,000 baht at Rajavej hospital.Then 2-3 months recovery. Ouch the 2-3 months recovery will hurt more.

    Not 100% satisfied with the diagnosis & asap surgery recommendation I contacted Dr Sudhee, asking for another recommended shoulder specialist; and his advice Dr Chanakarn is #1 for shoulders in Chiang Mai. Stick with him....

    Chanakarn Phornphutkul, M.D. - Department of Orthopidic, Faculty of Medicine, CMU.
     

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