“If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying”

By Michael F. Schafer, MD, and Mary Ann Porucznik

Use of performance enhancers has implications for orthopaedic surgeons

If you’re an orthopaedic surgeon who serves as a team physician, you’ve had to address the issue of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). No matter what the sport, or what the level of play, PEDs have made inroads among athletes—so much so that in some locker rooms, “if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.”

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