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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Medovex – From the Dean of Healthcare Entrepreneurism — at NASS Medovex—the latest growth company from the Dean of American Healthcare Entrepreneurism, Steve Gorlin—will be at NASS. Gorlin, ... Read More

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Medtronic’s Move Into Robotic Surgery Doug King, Medtronic’s senior vice president and president of Medtronic Spine sat down with our Elizabeth Hofheinz and Robin Young this week to talk about his ... Read More

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Kelly Krohn, M.D. New Medical Director of The CORE Institute Dr. Krohn is a rheumatologist who specializes in non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis, fracture healing, and complex metabolic bone diseases. more info...

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Luga Podesta, M.D. Joins Bluetail Medical Group Dr. Podesta, a sports medicine and regenerative orthopedic specialist, has joined the Bluetail team and will spearhead its new office in Naples, Florida. more info...

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Your First Medical Cannabis Seminar? Medical marijuana/cannabis has become a kind of free radical in U.S. healthcare. It’s a fact of life for about 3 million U.S. patients and growing fast. ... Read More

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week The Genetic Origins of Spinal Stenosis; Robust Steroid Study for Knee OA; New Tool Improves Surgical Training University of Hong Kong researchers are advancing our understanding of the etiology of spinal stenosis. OA Study: intra-articular corticosteroid injections ... Read More

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week NuVasive Sues Former President and Industry Veteran Pat Miles NuVasive’s Pat Miles jumped ship to lead Alphatec. NuVasive is suing accusing Miles of “scheming” to steal employees, ... Read More

13

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week After 8 Years, Stem Cells Are Still Rehydrating Discs First sheep. Then humans in a four-arm, Level 1 study. Six million living cells cuts pain about 50%, lasts three years. Oh, ... Read More

12

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Dr. Willem Zeegers Dr. Willem Zeegers was a pioneer of total disc replacement (TDR)/artificial disc replacement (ADR). He has passed away at the age of 72. more info...

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Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Hip Fracture Comorbidity Tips; Oxford UKA vs TKA Re-Op Rate; Anand Spine Group to Tackle TOPS Study: it’s imperative to manage comorbidities in order to boost outcomes. Oxford Phase ... Read More

06

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Run, Duck, Hide? Workplace Violence and Healthcare Workers Workplace violence isn’t getting any better. Past OTA president Paul Tornetta, M.D. and corporate security expert Bryan Warren detail ... Read More

05

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week 6% Revision Lumbar Discectomy; New Knee Society Score vs. WOMAC; Ream-and-Run Works “Big data” study defines the ... Read More

04

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Hospital Sues Software Company for $16 Million Loss Wisconsin not-for-profit hospital Agensian sued Cerner software provider for $16 million alleging that the health information services giant misled ... Read More

03

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Dr. Price Leavin’ On a Jet Plane Dr. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has resigned. more info...

02

Oct2017
Orthopedics This Week Study: Prebiotics Can Slow OA Progression; Bone Marrow Aspirate Enhances OCA Integration; Multimodal Analgesia Cuts Narcotic Use Manipulating the gut microbiome can help obese patients with OA. Patients receiving OCAs pretreated ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Taking MIS TLIF to the Next Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) delivers less nerve and tissue trauma and a higher rate of consistently strong patient outcomes. In an MIS setting, ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Unrest at Swedish Health in Seattle When Providence Health in Seattle acquired their local competitor, Swedish Health in 2011, ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week OrthoArizona Welcomes Four New Physicians OrthoArizona, with more than 70 physicians in 25 Phoenix metropolitan area locations, has announced that it has added four new specialists to its orthopedic team. more info...

27

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week ArthritisPower App: 11,000 Patient Registry; #1 Reason for Hip Replacement Success; and #1 Reason for Knee Replacement Failure Novel app empowers patients to ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Whiteside v. Parvizi: Intra-Articular Antibiotic Irrigation Has a Role in Revision Arthroplasty Two giants of orthopedics Leo Whiteside and Javad Parvizi go head to head on the topic of ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Tissue Regenix, CellRight Team Up to Improve ACL Repair New graft options will be available ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week David M. Dare, M.D. Joins Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Dr. Dare is a fellowship trained orthopedist specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. more info...

21

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week 6% Revision Lumbar Discectomy; New Knee Society Score vs. WOMAC; Ream-and-Run Works “Big data” study defines the ... Read More

20

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week DePuy Synthes Agrees to Sell ProDisc Back to VBs DePuy Synthes has agreed to sell its ProDisc assets to Centinel Spine, one of ... Read More

20

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Resurgens Orthopaedics Adds Seven Physicians Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics has recently added seven physicians, bringing its total number of orthopedic surgeons to 102. more info...

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Get Ready for a 90-Day Corticosteroid A new, extended release corticosteroid brand named Zilretta is in the final stages of FDA review. The FDA recently established a user fee ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Lachiewicz v. Callaghan: Dual Mobility Obviates the Need for Constrained Liners in Revision THA Recurrent dislocations, total hip revisions—for whatever reason—these are tough problems. Is a dual mobility articulation ... Read More

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Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Kingella kingae Tied to Pediatric Joint Infection; Delineating OA Phenotypes; New Study: ≥2x/Week Exercise Cuts LBP Strong association found between osteoarticular infection by K kingae and its presence in ... Read More

12

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Michael McKee, M.D. Joins CORE Institute Dr. McKee, a trauma and upper extremity surgeon, has joined the Arizona-based CORE Institute’s Orthopedic and Spine Institute. more info...

08

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week OREF Funding Increases NIH Funding Odds! A 20-year study from the ... Read More

08

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Adil Samad, M.D. Joins Florida Orthopaedic Institute Dr. Samad is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in scoliosis, complex revisions and adult spinal reconstruction cases. more info...

05

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week William M. Ricci, M.D. New Trauma Chief at HSS/NYP Dr. Ricci is the new chief of the Combined HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) /NYP (NewYork-Presbyterian) Orthopedic Trauma Service. more info...

05

Sep2017
Orthopedics This Week Under-Reporting Adverse Events; OREF and NIH Connection; Brad Bruns Wins “Healthcare Hero” Award... Read More

29

Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Spine Surgery Not Driving Opioid Use; Managing Weekend TKA Patients; Remove Hip Fractures From Bundle! Spine surgeons aren’t the problem when it comes ... Read More

29

Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week AOFAS Volunteers Give and Teach in Vietnam; New Score Trumps ASA and CCI Risk Stratification Systems; Grapefruit Arthroscopic Training!? AOFAS has just marked its 16th annual volunteer trip to ... Read More

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Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Berend v. Meneghini: Liposomal Bupivacaine Injectables: Game Changers in Pain Management The #1 game changer in large joint arthroplasty has been the shift from inpatient surgery to better ... Read More

29

Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Making Bundled Payments Voluntary Dr. Tom Price and CMS want to change bundled payments for joint replacement surgeries from mandatory to voluntary. How will this affect the overall move towards value-based ... Read More

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Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week CBO: Ending CSR Payments Jacks ACA Premiums The Congressional Budget Office looked at what would happen if Trump follows through on his threat to end Cost-Sharing Reduction payments to insurers under ... Read More

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Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Corporate Ortho’s 1st Half Sales Report For the first half of 2017, we estimate the number of orthopedic procedures globally increased 3-4%. The ... Read More

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Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Hamilton v. Haddad: The Anterior Approach: Better, Faster, Cheaper After articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, it’s no wonder that ... Read More

28

Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Surprising # of Median Nerve Harvest Mistakes; Outpatient vs Inpatient THA; Warfarin NO Barrier to Fast Fracture Repair? Research suggests that surgeons who ... Read More

28

Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Thomas Lee, M.D. to Head AOFAS Dr. Lee is an orthopedic surgeon who has been named president of the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. more info...

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Aug2017
Orthopedics This Week Internet Hackers Targeting Medical Devices Thirty six percent of healthcare IT professionals say that hackers have attacked medical devices in the past year. More interconnected, smart implants ... Read More

04

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Symptoms of Sciatica Revised and updated page on the most common symptoms of a pinched nerve or sciatica ... Read More

04

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Is it Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome is a sort of 'mock sciatica' and is ... Read More

04

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Being believed... For many people chronic back pain is soul destroying. It leeches across all aspects of life and interrupts normal work, family ... Read More

04

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research A nice short, useful talk about pain...   Lorimer Mosely Interview This is an radio recording and is nice and short at 10 mins. ... Read More

04

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Can it really be this simple to recover from back pain? For some of you it certainly won't be but for others it will. I have seen people dramatically turn ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Posture and it's importance in back pain Paul Ingraham - Does Posture Matter I trained as a ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Useful leaflet on back pain This is a nice publication from NHS Scotland that covers common questions about back pain including should you ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Back Pain Tops the Charts....   This is a brilliant global research project which has looked at the leading causes of disability and death across the world ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Causes of Sciatica Sciatica is a term that is often incorrectly used to describe any type of back pain. In actual fact ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Who benefits the most from surgery for sciatica nerve pain? Surgery for sciatica is a commonly offered as treatment for this ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Getting fitter may help with your back pain I have always felt that fitness is a really important part of managing ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Have You Tried Using Heat For Pain Relief? Hot packs are an easy and really popular way to ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Are unhelpful thoughts holding up your recovery? It is increasingly accepted that unhelpful thoughts and beliefs about back pain can make it harder for you to get better. The main ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Why does sciatica hurt in the leg? A lot of people describe their back pain as 'sciatica', which ... Read More

03

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Meditation for Pain Relief Some good news if you have pain. Meditation is safe, free and has no unwanted side effects. And now it has ... Read More

02

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research How do you know what type of back pain you have got? Diagnosis of non-specific back pain is done in ... Read More

02

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research The Spoon Theory - An Insiders View Of Living With Chronic Pain   Video - ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Pain Relief Tips and Suggestions For years I have planned to one day write an e-book about ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Chronic Pain Webinars more info...

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Core Stability Exercises - Shirley Sahrmann Style   Basic Breath   Leg ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research What are the Main Reasons for Back Pain? Is it more important what you do with your body or how well ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research What is the difference between chronic and acute pain? It is normal to read that acute pain is less than 6 weeks old and chronic pain older than 6 ... Read More

02

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Back Pain When Sitting? Try Walking at Work   ... Read More

01

Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Shirley Sahrmann Core Stabilising Exercises Sahrmann Exercise #3   Another stabilising exercise from Fitday on You Tube - a physio shows you ... Read More

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Mar2016
Why Things Hurt
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Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Why Things Hurt In the spirit of exploring the science of pain this is a nice, humorous video of Lorimer Mosley at TEDx looking at how our brain changes ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research The Three Most Common Back Pain Symptoms Non-specific low back pain accounts for 95% of all back problems. Most people ... Read More

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Mar2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Fish Oil for Back Pain?   I'm often asked about the effectiveness of various 'over the counter' supplements for ... Read More

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Mar2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News More Than 60,000 Bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol Recalled A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling 60,912 bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol caplets after detecting and receiving customer complaints of ... Read More

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Mar2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News People Discount Pain in Those They Dislike: Study According to a new study in the medical journal Pain, people are more likely to underestimate a person's pain intensity and to be slightly ... Read More

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Mar2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News FDA Warns of Percocet, Opioid Drug Mix-Up The FDA has issued a warning that tablets, pills, and caplets of Percocet and eight other opioid products may have been mixed up and wrongly ... Read More

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Mar2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News NSAIDs May Boost Miscarriage Risk According to a new study, women who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen during the first few months of their pregnancy may have ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Things You Really Should Know About Pain To overcome fear and feel more confident with your back pain it's really helpful to have ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Chronic Pain Internet Course I get a lot of queries from readers with Chronic Back Pain who don't have access to pain clinics or pain management programmes. This may change ... Read More

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Feb2016
How a nerve works
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Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research How a nerve works   How a nerve impulse is generated This is a short, informational video which nicely illustrates the way a nerve ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Popular Painkillers Linked to Increased Heart Risks A review of previous studies has found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such dicolfenac, ibuprofen, and naproxyn can increase users' risk for heart attack or ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Managing Pain with Pain Relieving Gel One of the most commonly prescribed group of drugs for managing back and joint pain are called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS for short). ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Should You Stop Your Child Carrying A Heavy Backpack?   A recent ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Stretching Exercises for Non-Specific Back Pain Non-specific or simple back pain is the most common type of back pain - in fact ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Painkillers During Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects Experts with the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have found that pregnant women who take prescription narcotic painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, or ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Keep moving = hurt less Having said that posture has a smaller role to play than a lot of people give ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Back Pain and Antibiotics   Front page in the news ... Read More

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Feb2016
Cauda Equina Syndrome
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Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Cauda Equina Syndrome Serious complications from back pain are rare but there is one particular problem which is serious and needs urgent medical care. This problem is caused ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Core Stability Exercises In Chronic Back Pain Are they worth it? The jury has been out for a good while on whether stability exercises are helpful ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research What to do about pain in less than five minutes This is an excellent animated video explaining up to date thinking about pain. It talks you through all the ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News NSAIDs Boost Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: Study Scientists have found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin may increase users' risk of atrial fibrillation, a type of heart ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Chronic Pain, Smoking Linked in Women: Study Researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that women who smoke are more likely to experience chronic pain than those who don't smoke.... Read More

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Feb2016
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
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Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Lumbar Spinal Stenosis more info...

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research The Single Most Common Cause of Lower Back Pain Most back pain is labeled as 'non-specific'. This type ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Core Stability Exercises for Back Pain This is the last video in the nice series of Shirley Sahrmann stability exercises that I will share from You Tube. ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News More Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets Recalled Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has recalled roughly 34,000 150-count bottles of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release caplets because of complaints of a musty or moldy odor.... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Ibuprofen Cuts Risk of Parkinson's Disease: Study Taking the painkiller ibuprofen regularly reduces users' risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. more info...

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Should you have an MRI scan for your back pain? Deciding whether to have an MRI scan or an X-ray can be a difficult decision. Many of us will want ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Drugmaker Issues Painkiller Recall Due to Labeling Error The recall affects butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine tablets USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, and hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, USP 7.5mg/500mg. more info...

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research How do Pain Killers Work?   Video- How Painkillers Work from TEDEd I get knee pain quite badly and I take ibuprofen which ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Acupuncture has been around for centuries and many people find it really helpful to manage their pain. The debate about whether ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News One-third of Americans are Vitamin D Deficient: Report A new study reveals that one third of Americans don't get enough Vitamin D. more info...

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Common Painkillers May Weaken Antidepressants' Effects People who take painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen may not respond as well to a commonly used class of antidepressants, researchers say. more info...

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Placebo Effect - Very Weird   Placebo Effect Video This is a fascinating short video looking at some of the facts and figures ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Does anyone ever recover from back pain? The answer is yes and no. In my own practice I have seen ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Helpful Chronic Pain Video This is a lecture type video produced by the American Chronic Pain Society. It is part of a series of lectures for ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Nitroglycerin Ointment May Prevent, Treat Bone Loss Nitroglycerin, the drug commonly prescribed to treat chest pain, may also prevent bone loss, a new study suggests. more info...

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Did You Know? Smoking Is Bad For Your Back   ... Read More

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Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Chronic pain as a disease in it's own right Video - Elliot Krane: The ... Read More

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Feb2016
ChronicPainConnection.com - Latest Chronic Pain News Diet High in Fish May Protect Bones: Study A new study suggests that older adults who eat the most fish may have stronger bones than their peers. more info...

25

Feb2016
Lower Back Pain Blog - Latest Tips News and Research Spinal Manipulation - Is it any better than exercise? more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Haidukewych v Su: ORIF for Displaced Femoral Neck Fx’s in the The incidence of femoral neck fractures continues to increase. What’s the best approach for the under 60 patient? ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Updated Hip Fracture Treatment Guidelines Issued by AAOS Following its 2014 release of clinical practice guidelines for the management of hip fractures in elderly, the American Academy of Orthopaedic ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week #1 Debated Issue in TKA Is…. // Freeze Nerves Before TKA, Improve Outcomes // and More! What is the #1 debated issue in TKA? USC’s Orthopedics Department Chair will tackle that and more at the upcoming Great ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Whitaker Named New AdvaMed Chief Washington insider Scott Whitaker has been named as the new president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Washington Update: February Scalia—what does his absence mean for healthcare? Is the President’s new budget—with funding proposals for FDA and CMS—dead ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Genes Increase Stress Fracture Susceptibility // Partial Meniscectomy Not So Great After All // and More! Work from the University of Liverpool: genes point toward stress fracture susceptibility. Should surgeons avoid arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patients with ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Doug Padgett, M.D., Yvonne Bokelman Join AJRR Board The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has rounded out its 2016 Board of Directors. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week 1st Mandated Payment Model Hits Orthopedics “Don’t worry,” says one Wall Street analyst to hip and knee makers about Medicare’s new joint replacement payment model. The CJR payment model kicks in ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week 17 of the Top North American Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons Despite the critical nature of pediatric orthopedics, most ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Adding Stem Cells to Cartilage Repair: Not Helpful, But… // Athletes: Posterior Instability & RC Tears Do Better Than SLAP Tears and RC Issues // and More! JBJS article discusses how while using BMDSMSCs did not aid ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Brian Ennis: New President of Implanet America Brian T. Ennis is the new President of Implanet America, a company specializing in vertebral and knee-surgery implants. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week 5-Year Data Favors Coflex® Over Fusion for Back Pain Better than fusion. At the five year mark. Head to head, prospective, Level 1 clinical study. Coflex® beats fusion for patients with ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Ronald W. Lindsey, M.D. New Co-Editor of Case Connector Dr. Lindsey is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch.... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week The Top 17 North American Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons Despite the critical nature of pediatric orthopedics, most don’t ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Wallace F. Andrew, Jr., M.D. Retires From Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Dr. Andrew, senior partner at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, has retired from the practice after nearly 34 years of dedicated service. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Wrong Site Surgery Highest Among Spine Surgeons? // Bariatric Surgery Before TKR Is Cost-Effective // and More! A new study shows that wrong-site surgery is still with us. New research from HSS shows that bariatric surgery before ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week The Rise (and Issues) of Anterior Hip Arthroplasty The anterior hip arthroplasty approach is now performed by an estimated 26% of all orthopedic surgeons. The Wall Street Journal just ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Foot, Ankle Patients Avoiding Clots by “Sheer Luck” // JUST Fixing Rotator Cuff Not Enough // and More! Foot and ankle patients are avoiding blood clots by “sheer luck” says a new study. Repairing the rotator ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Orthopedic RCTs Underpowered // Correct DDH, Prevent Osteoarthritis at Birth?! // and More! New research indicates that orthopedic randomized controlled trials are under-powered therefore give results but not answers. The Rothman Institute excited about newborns? What’s up? ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week 8 Myths About the Orthopedic Consumer Orthopedics is a consumer products industry. That’s a fact. ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Richard Moss, Silvio Tarantino Join SI-BONE SI-BONE, Inc., makers of the iFuse Implant System, has announced the formation of SI-BONE UK Ltd, along with the addition of two management team members. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week 16 Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America Whether treating a calcaneal fracture or exploring it in the lab, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are at the forefront of ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week A Better Way to Measure and Communicate Shoulder Outcomes // How to Clear Backlog of OR Cases // and More! The Boston Shoulder Institute is using novel methods to cut confusion and improve outcome measurements. A Level ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Barrack v. Kwong: Mobile Pump DVT Prophylaxis: Just Say No to Drugs Forty years ago Charnley raised the issue of pulmonary embolism risk. This remains a significant concern for ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Unpacking Those Physician Rating Sites Do physician ratings websites actually measure anything useful? Or do they create more problems than solutions? Two recent studies provide clear insights into the flaws and ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week American Joint Replacement Registry: 618 Hospitals, 4,500 surgeons, Robust Data The American Joint Registry has made extraordinary progress in the last three years and now encompasses 618 hospitals, 4,500 ... Read More

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week Jellison Retires, Boehnlein New Stryker CFO Bill Jellison is retiring as Stryker Corporation's chief financial officer. He will be replaced from within by Glenn Boehnlein. more info...

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Feb2016
Orthopedics This Week New Study: Yoga Builds Bone Mass Is yoga an effective way to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia? Standard of care for treating osteoporosis includes exercise—like yoga. A new study attempts ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week The 28 Top U.S. Shoulder Surgeons If a shoulder specialist has a torn rotator cuff, whom do they go to for advice? Shoulder surgeons at the top of their game let ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week NuVasive Buys Ellipse for $380 Million NuVasive buys Ellipse for $380 million. Ellipse’s MAGEC minimally invasive treatment for pediatric scoliosis was top ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Alcohol Abuse Kicks Infection Risk up 15X // Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Powerful Pain Treatment // and More! Alcohol abuse also raises infection risk dramatically says Cleveland Clinic president. New Harvard study reveals the power of Cognitive Behavioral ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Rojeh Melikian, M.D. Joins DISC Sports & Spine Center Dr. Melikian has a special focus on cervical and lumbar degenerative spine surgery, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal tumor... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Craig Della Valle, M.D. New Chief of Adult Reconstruction at RUSH Craig Della Valle, M.D., a joint reconstruction and replacement surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush,... more info...

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Mobi-C’s 5-Year Data LDR Spine’s release of 5-year data for both the two-level and single-level Mobi disc arthroplasty implant reminded us that fully two decades of disc arthroplasty data is now ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Murphy v Maloney: Ceramic on Ceramic THA in Patients Does a patient’s age determine whether to use ceramic-on-ceramic THA? As we saw with the excellent 2013 CCJR debate regarding ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Rojeh Melikian, M.D Joins DISC Sports & Spine Center Dr. Melikian has a special focus on cervical and lumbar degenerative spine surgery, lateral-access and anterior surgery (XLIF and ALIF), minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal tumor... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week National Spine Foundation Attacks Spine Disability With Major Initiative // JBJS Launches Elite Reviewer Program // and More! The National Spine Foundation is attacking spine-related disability! The JBJS is recognizing superior work with its new Elite Reviewer ... Read More

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: William Howard, M.D. William H.B. Howard, M.D., the longtime medical director and co-founder of MedStar Union Memorial’s Sports Medicine Clinic, passed away on January 10, 2016 at the age of 81. more info...

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Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week The Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons When knee surgeons discuss their exemplary colleagues, these are the ones they are talking about. Behold, the super elite in the knee ... Read More

22

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Washington Update: January 2016 Medical Device cybersecurity concerns and continued payment reforms are dominating the agenda in Washington at the start of 2016. Both CMS and FDA ... Read More

21

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Anthony Romeo, M.D. to Head ASES Dr. Romeo has been selected to be President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). He also serves as co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.... Read More

21

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Smith & Nephew’s Bet on Cartilage Repair Surprise! Smith & Nephew’s new cartilage regeneration product, BST-CarGel has a handful of clinical ... Read More

20

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week 5 Rush Surgeons Among Chicago’s “Top Docs” Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is celebrating these days…five of its physicians were named among the Chicago area's "Top Doctors" in the January 2016 issue of Chicago Magazine. more ... Read More

20

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Adding Stem Cells to Cartilage Repair: Not Helpful, But… // Athletes: Posterior Instability & RC Tears Do Better Than SLAP Tears and RC Issues // and More! JBJS article discusses how while using BMDSMSCs did not aid ... Read More

18

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week William N. Levine, M.D. New Editor-in-Chief of JAAOS! Dr. Levine has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the JAAOS, the orthopedic journal of the American Academy of Orthoaedic Surgeons. more info...

18

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week CMS’s 10 Goals for 2016 To start the New Year, CMS Acting Commissioner Andy Slavitt gave a major policy speech to the healthcare industry where he laid out CMS’s goals for ... Read More

15

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week The 26 Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in North America: 2013 If an orthopedic surgeon has suffered a calcaneous fracture or a needs an ankle replacement, to whom do they turn? ... Read More

15

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week New Study: Yoga Builds Bone Mass Is yoga an effective way to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia? Standard of care for treating osteoporosis includes exercise—like yoga. A new study attempts ... Read More

14

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week 8 Myths About the Orthopedic Consumer Orthopedics is a consumer products industry. That’s a fact. ... Read More

13

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Paul G. Echols, M.D. New CMO at UNM Sandoval Paul G. Echols, M.D., has been named chief medical officer for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC). more info...

13

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Foot, Ankle Patients Avoiding Clots by “Sheer Luck” // JUST Fixing Rotator Cuff Not Enough // and More! Foot and ankle patients are avoiding blood clots by “sheer luck” says a new study. Repairing the rotator ... Read More

11

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Forbes Recognizes Rock Star Orthopedic Surgeon-To-Be Forbes magazine has come out with its fifth annual “30 Under 30” list, a montage of leaders in all fields who are—and will continue to—make a major impact on their respective ... Read More

08

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Murphy v Maloney: Ceramic on Ceramic THA in Patients Does a patient’s age determine whether to use ceramic-on-ceramic THA? As we saw with the excellent 2013 CCJR debate regarding ... Read More

07

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week NuVasive Buys Ellipse for $380 Million NuVasive buys Ellipse for $380 million. Ellipse’s MAGEC minimally invasive treatment for pediatric scoliosis was top ... Read More

07

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Orthopedic RCTs Underpowered // Correct DDH, Prevent Osteoarthritis at Birth?! // and More! New research indicates that orthopedic randomized controlled trials are under-powered therefore give results but not answers. The Rothman Institute excited about newborns? What’s up? ... Read More

06

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Top Orthopedic Stories of 2015 Our readers have spoken. Industry consolidation, new technologies, changing surgeon and sales rep roles, fixing pain, ongoing financial corruption and the passing of a ... Read More

05

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Drive Down Infection With Aminoglycosides // Oral Tranexamic Acid Is Cheaper, Equally Effective in TKA // and More! Pairing aminoglycosides with systemic antibiotics vastly reduces open fracture infection rates. Craig Della Valle, M.D. and colleagues determined how ... Read More

01

Jan2016
Orthopedics This Week Top Ten New Year’s Orthopedic Industry Resolutions What does an industry do for New Year’s—lose weight? In a way, when dealing with pricing pressures, innovation challenges and new provider ... Read More

31

Dec2015
Mobi-C’s 5-Year Data
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Orthopedics This Week Mobi-C’s 5-Year Data LDR Spine’s release of 5-year data for both the two-level and single-level Mobi disc arthroplasty implant reminded us that fully two decades of disc arthroplasty data is now ... Read More

30

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Floating Vessel of Hope Seeking Volunteer Surgeons // NYU Langone’s Launching Pad for Researchers! // and More! “All hands on deck” could be the motto for the surgeons willing to donate their time caring for the world’s ... Read More

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Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Surprising Study Conclusion: Might Want to Skip PT // Nearly 30% of Residents Are Depressed! // and More! New research from the Rothman Institute suggests that formal physical therapy may be unnecessary for THA patients. Meta-analysis reveals ... Read More

28

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week 20 of the Top North American Shoulder Surgeons Who are among the best shoulder surgeons in North America? We asked…we talked to leaders in the shoulder arena and they told us ... Read More

25

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week 16 Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America Whether treating a calcaneal fracture or exploring it in the lab, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are at the forefront of ... Read More

24

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Alcohol Abuse Kicks Infection Risk up 15X // Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Powerful Pain Treatment // and More! Alcohol abuse also raises infection risk dramatically says Cleveland Clinic president. New Harvard study reveals the power of Cognitive Behavioral ... Read More

22

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Spine Surgeons Pleading Guilty in Spinal Cap Investigation The initial subjects of California’s “Spinal Cap” investigation promised to sing. Now federal prosecutors are reaching guilty pleas with ... Read More

22

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Spine Surgeon Pleading Guilty in Spinal Cap Investigation The initial subjects of California’s “Spinal Cap” investigation promised to sing. Now federal prosecutors are reaching guilty pleas with ... Read More

21

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Merry Christmas, the Medical Device Tax Is Suspended Last Friday both the House and Senate passed legislation that suspends the medical ... Read More

18

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Updated Hip Fracture Treatment Guidelines Issued by AAOS Following its 2014 release of clinical practice guidelines for the management of hip fractures in elderly, the American Academy of Orthopaedic ... Read More

18

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Rothman CEO Wins Management Award Kelly Doyle of Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of Philadelphia’s Most Admired CEOs of 2015. more info...

18

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Haidukewych v Su: ORIF for Displaced Femoral Neck Fx’s in the The incidence of femoral neck fractures continues to increase. What’s the best approach for the under 60 patient? ... Read More

17

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week NYU Langone Discharging to Home…With No Increase in Readmissions // Study: Obese Patients Who Lose Weight Protect Their Knees // and More! NYU Langone has figured out how to safely discharge patients to home-with no increase in ... Read More

16

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Profile: C. Lowry Barnes, M.D. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Chairman of Orthopaedics at the University ... Read More

15

Dec2015
Dump the ‘P’ Value
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Orthopedics This Week Dump the ‘P’ Value Can you define ‘P-Value?” If you’re stumped, you are in very good company. Top scientists struggle with ... Read More

15

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Scorecard for the First Nine Months of 2015 The business of keeping orthopedic surgeons supplied with the best and most reliable implants, instruments and tools is lucrative but not ... Read More

14

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Med Device Tax Christmas Present in Works? Is the Medical Device Tax about to be lifted, at least temporarily, from the ... Read More

11

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Drive Down Infection With Aminoglycosides // Oral Tranexamic Acid Is Cheaper, Equally Effective in TKA// and More! Pairing aminoglycosides with systemic antibiotics vastly reduces open fracture infection rates. Craig Della Valle, M.D. and colleagues determined how to ... Read More

10

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week XTANT, SeaSpine and RTI Surgical: Blending Biologics and Hardware Three talented and experienced CEOs, Dan Goldberger, Keith Valentine and Brian Hutchison are putting together a ... Read More

08

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Is the Marketplace Unraveling Obamacare? The head of America’s largest insurance company dropped a bombshell recently when he said his company ... Read More

04

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week 16 Reasons Why Surgeons Are Conservatives Surgeons are political conservatives? Their campaign contributions go overwhelmingly to Republicans. Not so for their general medicine colleagues. Why is that? ... Read More

03

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Della Valle v Callaghan: Dual Mobility Obviates the Need for Constrained Liners in Revision THA Dual mobility is the new kid on the block for total hip arthroplasty but ... Read More

02

Dec2015
Orthopedics This Week Floating Vessel of Hope Seeking Volunteer Surgeons // NYU Langone’s Launching Pad for Researchers! // and More! “All hands on deck” could be the motto for the surgeons willing to donate their time caring for the world’s ... Read More

30

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: John Samuel Gould, M.D. He was an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, a leader, and he had a passion for writing. John Samuel Gould, M.D. passed away. more info...

27

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week How’s That Binge Buying of Surgeon Practices Going? The business of healthcare keeps changing. Physicians find themselves in the middle of health systems and payers who are getting bigger and exercising ... Read More

27

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Trauma Training Must Change for Global Care // Rothman’s Bensalem Hospital: Best for VBP // and More! We Must Change Training for Global Trauma Not many would attempt to change the government.... more info...

25

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Beaule v Maloney: The Anterior Tabled Approach: First Among Equals “Are you doing the anterior approach?” According to Bill Maloney, that’s the most common patient question he gets. But ... Read More

24

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Rothman Institute Working on Limb Growth // Chris Bono, M.D. Details His Plans for NASS // and More! Rothman Institute using plasma medicine to pursue limb growth! Chris Bono reveals information on pilot registry, additional coverage recommendations, ... Read More

24

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week CONMED Bets $265 Million on Transforming Laparoscopy CONMED just announced the largest acquisition in its history. And it is coming on the heels of a near complete changing ... Read More

23

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week NASS and ISASS Call For 2-Level Cervical Disc Replacement Payer Coverage The two largest spine societies have agreed. Payers should pay for 2-Level Cervical Disc Replacement surgeries. Is that enough to ... Read More

20

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week New Proof of Concept for Degradable Polymer Implants // HSS Study: MRI Quality All Over the Place // and More! You say you want a revolution? It’s here…degradable polymer implants. New study from HSS finds scary variability ... Read More

20

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Radd Berrett: From Orthopedics to International Child Rescue When Radd Berrett sold his orthopedic companies he had visions of a relaxing retirement. Fate took a hand, however, and now he is a hero to some of ... Read More

19

Nov2015
ICD-10 Code Follies
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Orthopedics This Week ICD-10 Code Follies Type A personalities, opera house accidents, water-skis on fire and sibling rivalry. These are but a few of the new ICD-10 codes which are, yes, billable and are ... Read More

18

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Anti-Trust Alarms Sounding Over Humana/Aetna Merger When 99% of the shareholders approved the Aetna/Humana merger, key physician groups, led by the ... Read More

18

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: James Edwin White, M.D. James Edwin White, M.D., co-founder of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center and a pioneer in Oklahoma sports medicine, died on October 21. more info...

17

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week James Andrews, M.D. Breaks Ground on New Facility in Texas // Fewer Falls, Reduced LOS With Bupivacaine Liposome! // and More! Noted sports medicine surgeon James Andrews, M.D. has broken ground on a sparkling new facility in ... Read More

17

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Chicago Orthopedist and Spouse Named CNN “Heroes of the Year” Dr. Daniel Ivankovich has been named one of CNN’s ten “Heroes of the Year” as a result of his work treating patients in some of the most ... Read More

13

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Medacta International: Founded by a Patient, Exceptional Through Training There is anterior THR training….and there is Medacta training. Founded by a patient, but built on innovative and comprehensive surgeon ... Read More

13

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Thomas Cycyota Receives Humanitarian Award Thomas Cycyota, the president and CEO of AlloSource, has been honored with the LAS Alumni Humanitarian Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. more info...

13

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Orthopedic Surgeons: #1 in Pay, #11 in Satisfaction In spite of being paid at the top of the physician pay scale, orthopedic surgeons continue to struggle with professional satisfaction. If it’s ... Read More

12

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Cornstarch and Ash Promote Healing? // SF-36 Scores Don’t Predict Ankle Surgery Outcomes // and More! A new construct “like native bone” dissolves in the body within 18 months. Study finds that mental health scores have little ... Read More

11

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Big Changes Coming to Spine Surgery? Nine new spine surgery codes for ASCs plus spine surgery kits from several small innovative suppliers may well drive outpatient care to become the predominate ... Read More

10

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Scorecard for the First Nine Months of 2015 Nine months are in the books and how are orthopedic companies performing? A dozen public... more info...

09

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Rothman Institute Working on Limb Growth // Chris Bono, M.D. Details his Plans for NASS // and More! Rothman Institute using plasma medicine to pursue limb growth! Chris Bono reveals information on pilot registry, additional coverage recommendations, ... Read More

07

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Peer-Review Research Fails Reproducibility Test Ever have an “Oh Crap” moment? It happened recently in the journal Science. Top notch investigators couldn’t reproduce results from a majority of 100 peer-reviewed, published studies. It’s causing an earthquake in ... Read More

06

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Beaule v Maloney: The Anterior Tabled Approach: First Among Equals “Are you doing the anterior approach?” According to Bill Maloney, that’s the most common patient question he gets. But ... Read More

04

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week MacDonald v Meneghini: Femoral Head Materials: No Difference in Outcomes Cobalt chrome or ceramic heads? Steven MacDonald takes the position that there is NO difference between the two in ... Read More

04

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Nikhil N. Verma, M.D.: New Director of Sports Medicine Research at Rush Nikhil N. Verma, M.D., has been named Professor and Director of Sports Medicine Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.... Read More

04

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Robert LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D. Wins University of Maine Award Robert LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., who graduated from the University of Maine in 1981, was recently awarded the university’s Alumni Association’s 2015 Career Award. more info...

03

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Nikhi N. Verma, M.D.: New Director of Sports Medicine Research at Rush Nikhi N. Verma, M.D., has been named Professor and Director of Sports Medicine Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.... Read More

03

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week 16 Reasons Why Surgeons Are Conservatives Surgeons are political conservatives? Their campaign contributions go overwhelmingly to Republicans. Not so for their general medicine colleagues. Why is that? ... Read More

02

Nov2015
Orthopedics This Week Smith & Nephew Bets $275 Million on Robotics Venerable, 159-year old Smith & Nephew plunged into surgical robotics with its $275 million purchase of Blue Belt Holdings. Two ... Read More

31

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Medtronic Spine’s Plan Rob Carson is Medtronic spine’s new head of strategy and marketing. Payment and healthcare systems have entered a new era ... Read More

30

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Resident Involvement in the Orthopaedic PAC Why should we donate and what can we do to improve involvement? more info...

30

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Curbing Opioid Consumption: No Easy Task Comprehensive plan needed to combat growing opioid epidemic more info...

29

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Nanotechnology for the Delivery of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery more info...

29

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Pearls and Nuggets for ICD-10 Information worth knowing more info...

29

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Improving Rotator Cuff Tear Repair OREF grant recipient investigates promising perivascular stem cell therapy more info...

29

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Two New ACL AUC, Checklists Now Available Full scope of prevention and management of ACL injury covered more info...

28

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Six Questions Top Surgeons Ask About Stem Cells “Stem Cells” have been in orthopedic use since before World War II. We just didn’t know they were “stem cells”. In ... Read More

28

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week New Proof of Concept for Degradable Polymer Implants // HSS Study: MRI Quality All Over the Place // and More! You say you want a revolution? It’s here…degradable polymer implants. New study from HSS finds scary variability ... Read More

24

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week The Nine Best New Spine Technologies for 2015 Here they are! The nine best new spine technologies for 2015. As seems to happen every year, the range and quality of submissions ... Read More

23

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week David Stokes, M.D., Thomas Cadier, M.D., and Tuan Bui, M.D. Join OrthoAtlanta The orthopedic surgeons joined OrthoAtlanta choosing to close their practice, Orthopedic Surgery, P.C. more info...

23

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week How’s That Binge Buying of Surgeon Practices Going? The business of healthcare keeps changing. Physicians find themselves in the middle of health systems and payers who are getting bigger and exercising ... Read More

22

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Patrick Keran: New General Counsel at SeaSpine SeaSpine will surely benefit from Keran’s 15 years of experience as the company currently markets its products in the U.S. and in over 30 countries worldwide. more info...

22

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week MacDonald v Meneghini: Femoral Head Materials: No Difference in Outcomes Cobalt chrome or ceramic heads? Steven MacDonald takes the position that there is NO difference between the two in ... Read More

21

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Osteolysis in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Why So Many Early Failures? // Stunning New Implant Data From Registry Consortium // and More! Why is osteolysis happening so much earlier in TAA than in TKA? Steven Haddad’s clinic tackles ... Read More

16

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Massive Hopkins Study: Yoga Great for Arthritis // UVA Researchers Offer New Insights for Proper Tibial Tunnel Placement // and More! Massive new study from Johns Hopkins says yoga is an effective arthritis treatment. University of ... Read More

15

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week 16 of the Top Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America Whether treating a calcaneal fracture or exploring it in the lab, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are at the forefront ... Read More

14

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Christoph Röder, M.D. Ph.D., M.P.H. Christoph Röder, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Institute for Evaluative Research in Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland and a senior researcher in Spine Tango, has passed ... Read More

14

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week New Spine Hospital More Like 5-Star Hotel // Clever Prep-Book Bolsters Orthopedic Exam Success // and More! Patients stepping into the new Spine Hospital in New York just may think they are in a 5-star hotel. A ... Read More

14

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week RBC’s 5th Annual Extremities Survey Released The Royal Bank of Canada issued its 5th annual survey of extremity surgeons and it had some ... Read More

13

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Leon Root, M.D. For 47 years, when nervous children and families awaited their appointments at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), their fears were eased when a warm-hearted doctor named Leon Root reached out to greet ... Read More

13

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Syria to HSS: One Physician’s Journey Syria. It’s in the headlines every day. The following is a story of a Syrian physician who underwent unusual trials, a long journey, and an outstanding level of dedication to patient ... Read More

13

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Bankart Repair Questioned for Certain Young Athletes // Stem Cells for Cartilage Defects // and More! Young athletes with instability more likely to require advanced arthroscopy—new HSS study. New stem cell trial from Rush and BWH ... Read More

12

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week New Spine Hospital More Like 5-Star Hotel // Clever Prep-Book Bolster’s Orthopedic Exam Success // and More! Patients stepping into the new Spine Hospital in New York just may think they are in a 5-star hotel. A ... Read More

09

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week The Carpenter Surgeon, Literally No joke, physicians who learn to dovetail joints in wood shop make better orthopedic surgeons. The similarities between fine wood working and orthopedic surgery are more than ... Read More

08

Oct2015
ICD-10 Code Follies
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Orthopedics This Week ICD-10 Code Follies Type A personalities, opera house accidents, water-skis on fire and sibling rivalry. These are but a few of the new ICD-10 codes which are, yes, billable and are ... Read More

08

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Rush Orthopedics, Chicago Steel to Continue Partnership Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has served as team physician for the Steel since 2009 with Dr. Shane Nho overseeing the care of Steel players. more info...

07

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Barrack v Pagnano: Patient Specific Cutting Blocks: Of Unproven Value Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI), unproven value or next new thing for knee replacement surgery? Dr. Barrack says he’s ... Read More

07

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Medtronic Spine’s Plan Rob Carson is Medtronic spine’s new head of strategy and marketing. Payment and healthcare systems have entered a new era ... Read More

06

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Contrition and the “BMP Issue”: NASS’s Bono Speaks Chris Bono, M.D. says NASS went too far and walled off industry from its surgeon members. In a remarkable display of contrition in ... Read More

05

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Radd Berrett: From Orthopedics to International Child Rescue When Radd Berrett sold his orthopedic companies he had visions of a relaxing retirement. Fate took a hand, however, and now he is a hero to some of ... Read More

02

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Medicare Drops Bundle Bomb After years of warning that bundled payments were coming, CMS proposed a mandatory bundled payment program for 750 hospitals performing hip and knee replacements. This is what ... Read More

01

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week Massive Hopkins Study: Yoga Great for Arthritis // UVA Researchers Offer New Insights for Proper Tibial Tunnel Placement // and More! Massive new study from Johns Hopkins says yoga is an effective arthritis treatment. University of ... Read More

01

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Practice Settings and Productivity Where and how do orthopaedic surgeons practice? more info...

01

Oct2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Giving Zion Two Hands more info...

01

Oct2015
Orthopedics This Week 16 of the Top Foot and Ankle Surgeons in North America Whether treating a calcaneal fracture or exploring it in the lab, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are at the forefront ... Read More

30

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS AAOS Urges Changes to 2016 Fee Schedule more info...

30

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Measuring Performance, Post-SGR The why, the what, and the how more info...

30

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Breaking the Vicious Cycle Osteoarthritis, obesity, and musculoskeletal health disparities more info...

29

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week RBC’s 5th Annual Extremities Survey Released The Royal Bank of Canada issued its 5th annual survey of extremity surgeons and it had some ... Read More

29

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Three Surgeons Join Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute Todd M. McGrath, M.D., Douglas C. Sutton, M.D., and Daniel E. Bronsnick, M.D., have all joined the Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, a large provider in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.... Read More

26

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Lewallen v Whiteside: The All Poly Tibia in Younger Patients: An Affordable Care Act Alternative All poly tibia knees? Really? Get ready to be surprised. Says David ... Read More

25

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Stryker Restructures – Subrahmanian Leaves Ramesh Subrahmanian is leaving Stryker Corporation. Effective December 31, 2015, Subrahmanian will no longer serve... more info...

25

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week How One Orthopedic Practice Fought Back…and Stayed Independent! Boise, Idaho has been ground-zero in the government’s anti-trust battle to keep hospitals from monopolizing ... Read More

25

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week David Clinton McNabb, M.D. Joins Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic David Clinton McNabb, M.D., a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement and... more info...

24

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Bankart Repair Questioned for Certain Young Athletes // Stem Cells for Cartilage Defects // and More! Young athletes with instability more likely to require advanced arthroscopy—new HSS study. New stem cell trial from Rush and BWH ... Read More

24

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Aurelio Sahagun: New President of MicroPort Orthopedics Aurelio Sahagun has been tapped to lead MicroPort Scientific Corporation into the future. Sahagun has assumed the role of President. more info...

23

Sep2015
The Fingerprint of God
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Orthopedics This Week The Fingerprint of God Data mining and powerful networks of computing power are increasingly proscribing treatment patterns. But are we getting ... Read More

22

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Kevin U. Park, M.D. Joins OrthoAtlanta Dr. Park specializes in the treatment of adult degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal disorders as well as traumatic spinal injury through minimally invasive spinal surgery and motion preservation technology such ... Read More

22

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Medtronic Spine’s Plan Rob Carson is Medtronic spine’s new head of strategy and marketing. Payment and healthcare systems have entered a new era ... Read More

21

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Dan Adair, M.D. Dan Adair, M.D., a much-loved Illinois surgeon who was devoted to sports medicine, has passed away. Dr. Adair gave his time to family, patients, ... Read More

21

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Patella Resurfacing: Rarely, if Ever Necessary According to Robert Barrack, M.D.” There are about five things that can happen when you resurface a patella and four of them are ... Read More

21

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Karen Licitra and Keith Valentine Join SI-BONE Board Karen Licitra and Keith Valentine, experienced medical device professionals, are now on the board of directors at SI-BONE. Inc. more info...

18

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week James D. Kang, M.D.: New Orthopedic Chair at BWH James D. Kang, M.D. has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. more info...

17

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Bess is NYU’s New Adult Spinal Deformity Chief // Gajewski Joins OrthoAtlanta // and More! Spine sage Shay Bess, M.D. has taken NYU’s helm as Chief of Adult Spinal Deformity. Timothy Gajewski, M.D. left Cleveland Clinic ... Read More

17

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Thierry Lambert New CFO at Safe Orthopaedics The finances of Safe Orthopaedics are now the responsibility of Thierry Lambert who has been appointed the company’s chief financial officer. more info...

17

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Golfers Play Better After Spine Fusion // Arthroscopy Safe, Effective for MDI of the Shoulder // and More! New Study: 80% of golfers returned to pre-surgery handicap…or IMPROVED their handicap. New research from The Steadman Clinic ... Read More

16

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week James Wittig, M.D. Chosen by Newsweek for “Top Cancer Doctors 2015” Dr. Wittig, vice chairman of Orthopedic Surgery, and chief of Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery at Hackensack UMC and director of the Skin and Sarcoma Division ... Read More

16

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Big Changes Coming to Spine Surgery? Nine new spine surgery codes for ASCs plus spine surgery kits from several small innovative suppliers may well drive outpatient care to become the predominate ... Read More

11

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Kwong vs Pagnano — The Cementless TKA: Lifetime Guarantee on Parts & Labor “I believe that we are on the threshold of the cementless total knee coming of age,” ... Read More

10

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Jesse George Jackson Jesse George Jackson, one of the earliest orthopedic product distributors in the modern era, has passed away. more info...

10

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week AMA Raises Anti-Trust Objections to Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers The AMA follows the American Hospital Association in slamming the two payer mega mergers and raising serious anti-trust concerns. Both associations have ... Read More

10

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Measured Resection Trumps Gap Balancing in TKA Them’s fighting words! Measured resection or gap balancing in total knee arthroplasty. Aaron Hofmann M.D. makes a strong case for measured ... Read More

09

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Tobacco Derived Human Collagen for Orthopedics Scientists are proving that tobacco, more than any other plant, is uniquely suited for development of medicines, vaccines, antibodies and biologic materials. We always thought ... Read More

08

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Charles Bush-Joseph, M.D. Now in Presidential Line for AOSSM Charles Bush-Joseph, M.D. has been elected to the presidential line for the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM). more info...

08

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Venture $$ Wave Breaking Towards Wearables $3 billion is a pretty serious bet on wearables and digital data acquisition, integration and analytics. Importantly, these investors are betting that they ... Read More

04

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Wright Medical Reaps FDA Approval for Augment Finally, Wright Medical Group, Inc. has achieved FDA Approval for its Augment Bone Graft. ... Read More

03

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Peer-Review Research Fails Reproducibility Test Ever have an “Oh Crap” moment? It happened recently in the journal Science. Top notch investigators couldn’t reproduce results from a majority of 100 peer-reviewed, published studies. It’s causing an earthquake in ... Read More

03

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Sam Akhavan, M.D. to Accompany U.S. Rugby Team to World Cup (England) When the U.S. Rugby Team is making its way across the United Kingdom, Sam Akhavan, M.D. will be there. more info...

03

Sep2015
The Ultra Patient
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Orthopedics This Week The Ultra Patient Who ARE these people? They are your ultra-patients. Like Ellen Miller, who climbed Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse after her hip replacement, or Roy Wyatt who climbed ... Read More

02

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Court Dumps FDA’s Off-Label Prohibition Authority The right to free speech means that the FDA cannot prohibit truthful off-label marketing claims. For the second time the federal ... Read More

02

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week Breathtaking: World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant in a Child// Nonunion Rate in Subtalar Fusions…Mysteries Remain // and More! 18 months, 3 hospitals, 40 medical personnel, and 10 hours for the first bilateral hand transplant. New Study: no ... Read More

02

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Examining Achilles Tendon Rehabilitation Strategies OREF grant recipient tests strategies following surgical repair more info...

01

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS House Passes 21st Century Cures Bill Measure also addresses EHR interoperability more info...

01

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Biceps Chondromalacia: The Diagnostic Role of MRI Imaging can point to pathology in the biceps-labrum complex more info...

01

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS IPAB Could Set Rules for Medicare in 2017 Examining Achilles Tendon Rehabilitation Strategies more info...

01

Sep2015
AAOS Now Top Stories - AAOS Who Calls the Shots on the Playing Field? more info...

01

Sep2015
Orthopedics This Week New Study: 60% More Stroke Risk for Ankylosing Spondylitis // Diabetics: 10x Less Bone Formation With Loading // and More! Ankylosing spondylitis patients have significantly higher risks of stroke and heart attack says surprising new study from ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week John Sontich, M.D.: New Trauma Chief at University Hospitals Case Medical Center John Sontich, M.D. is the new chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma and Post Traumatic Reconstruction at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.... Read More

31

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Haddad vs Sculco — Is TKA the Answer for Medial Compartment Arthritis? Why replace the total knee when your patient only has medial arthritis? Fares Haddad goes toe-to-toe with ... Read More

28

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Dvorak’s Zimmer Biomet Integration Playbook In 2003, Zimmer’s CEO, Ray Elliott put his corporate counsel, Dave Dvorak in charge of integrating Centerpulse into the company. Now CEO of Zimmer, ... Read More

28

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Three Sports Med News Items: NEW Guidelines for Spine-Injured Athletes // New Study Data on Athlete Surgery Risk // and More! Do YOU know what to do with an athlete (in full gear) if a spine injury ... Read More

27

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Tobias Buck: New Chair at OrthoWorx Tobias “Toby” Buck, chairman, president, CEO and founder of Paragon Medical, Inc., is the new chair of the board of directors at OrthoWorx. more info...

27

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Stem-Cell Treatment for DDD Enters Phase 3 Mesoblast’s groundbreaking study of using stem cells to treat degenerative disc disease has just enrolled the first patient ... Read More

26

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Big Changes Coming to Spine Surgery? Nine new spine surgery codes for ASCs plus spine surgery kits from several small innovative suppliers may well drive outpatient care to become the predominate ... Read More

25

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Lumbar Spine Fusion (Posterior): Safest Hospitals, Safest Doctors, Ranked Who are the safest hospitals and surgeons for lumbar spine fusion, posterior approach? ProPublica, an independent, non-profit public interest newsroom has an ... Read More

25

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week James H. Mackaness: New CFO at Invuity James H. Mackaness, a seasoned medical device and operations executive, has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Invuity, Inc. more info...

24

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Richard Hawkins, M.D. Receives AOSSM Sports Medicine Leadership Award // Geoffrey Westrich, M.D. Taking Helm at Eastern Orthopaedic Association // and More! Richard Hawkins, M.D. has been selected to receive the 2015 “Mr. Sports Medicine” award from ... Read More

21

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Court Dump FDA’s Off-Label Prohibition Authority The right to free speech means that the FDA cannot prohibit truthful off-label marketing claims. For the second time the federal ... Read More

20

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Sam Akhavan, M.D. to Accompany U.S. Rugby Team to World Cup (England) When the U.S. Rugby Team is making its way across the United Kingdom, Sam Akhavan, M.D. will be there. more info...

20

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Measured Resection Trumps Gap Balancing in TKA Them’s fighting words! Measured resection or gap balancing in total knee arthroplasty. Aaron Hofmann M.D. makes a strong case for measured ... Read More

19

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Golfers Play Better After Spine Fusion // Arthroscopy Safe, Effective for MDI of the Shoulder // and More! New Study: 80% of golfers returned to pre-surgery handicap…or IMPROVED their handicap. New research from The Steadman Clinic ... Read More

17

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Breathtaking: World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant in a Child// Nonunion Rate in Subtalar Fusions…Mysteries Remain // and More! 18 months, 3 hospitals, 40 medical personnel, and 10 hours for the first bilateral hand transplant. New Study: no ... Read More

17

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Catherine H. MacLean, M.D., Ph.D.: HSS’ First-Ever Chief Value Medical Officer Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is appointing its first-ever Chief Value Medical Officer, acclaimed specialist... more info...

14

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Toledo (?) a Center of Orthopedic Innovation More than three dozen orthopedic companies had already made the trek to test their ideas, make a product or find new products in, of ... Read More

14

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week The Clinical Study Disconnect Payers do not regard clinical studies the same way as physicians. Physicians seek causation while payers provide reimbursement based on correlations despite great clinical data. Why the ... Read More

13

Aug2015
The Ultra Patient
/ Articles
Orthopedics This Week The Ultra Patient Who ARE these people? They are your ultra-patients. Like Ellen Miller, who climbed Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse after her hip replacement, or Roy Wyatt who climbed ... Read More

12

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Gerard Hascoet Becomes Chairman of the Board at EOS imaging Gérard Hascoët, a veteran entrepreneur, is the new chairman of the Board at EOS imaging.... more info...

12

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week We Rate All 20 Presidential Candidates on Healthcare Fifteen Republicans and five Democrats. Each one wants to be President. And each ... Read More

11

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Dvorak’s Zimmer Biomet Integration Playbook In 2003, Zimmer’s CEO, Ray Elliott put his corporate counsel, Dave Dvorak in charge of integrating Centerpulse into the company. Now CEO of Zimmer, ... Read More

10

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Largest-Ever Hip Arthroscopy Study Data May Surprise // HSS Scores #1 for 6th Year in a Row // and more! Details from the largest-ever study of hip arthroscopy patients show statistically significant improvement. HSS has again walked ... Read More

07

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Reverse Shoulder or Not? Crosby and Gobezie Debate Contained Cuff Arthropathy Lynn Crosby: “When treating cuff tear arthropathy with loss of acromial-humeral distance; pain with or without activity; good deltoid ... Read More

06

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Parvizi, Scott Debate Simultaneous Bilateral TKA “There are higher complications and mortality with simultaneous bilateral total knee surgery (SBTKA),” argues Jay Parvizi, “it is for a select group of ... Read More

05

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week SeaSpine Goes Public SeaSpine is now the 8th public spine company. At first glance, this looks like a corporate fixer upper. Down sales. Losses last year. ... Read More

04

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week In Memoriam: Robert D. Small, M.D. Dr. Small, a much-loved orthopedic surgeon, passed away on July 14, 2015 after a bicycling accident. He was 63 years old. more info...

04

Aug2015
Orthopedics This Week Stem-Cell Treatment for DDD Enters Phase 3 Mesoblast’s groundbreaking study of using stem cells to treat degenerative disc disease has just enrolled the first patient ... Read More