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With Art Steffee on His Mountaintop

At 88 years old, Dr. Arthur Steffee, one of the pioneers of modern spine surgery, lives on a bucolic mountain top in a historic corner of Pennsylvania. It’s been a remarkable journey to this mountain top—which he remodeled, naturally. ...

Orthopedics This Week   8 hours ago

Two Public Health Crises in Need of Sensible Solutions

The June 1, 2022, tragic and senseless shooting of a surgeon and three others at a medical office in Tulsa was the latest grim reminder that gun violence is a major public health crisis in this country, and sensible reforms of gun laws are critically needed if we are to properly respond....

Orthopedics This Week   5 days ago

Orthopaedics and Spine 4.0

Zimmer Biomet’s commitment to AI, ML, and data is transformative. What does it mean for patients and their caregivers? OTW asked ZB’s top execs. Their answers were enlightening and inspiring. ...

Orthopedics This Week   2 weeks ago

AMA: Prior Authorizations “Apathetic and Ineffectual”

“Apathetic”. “Ineffectual”. Those were the findings from a recent physician survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding so-called reforms to the system of prior insurance authorizations. ...

Orthopedics This Week   2 weeks ago

Spine Community Shocked by Preston Phillips, M.D. Loss

Among the community of spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, affiliated healthcare providers and members of the broader support network, there was a visceral shock when the news broke on June 1, that Preston Phillips M.D., one of this communities’ best, brightest, and most generous surgeons, was shot and killed. But his death will not define his legacy. Here is the remarkable story ...

Orthopedics This Week   3 weeks ago

History of Arthroscopy: Dawning of the Wireless Era

Dr. Kenji Takagi, the father of arthroscopy, must be smiling. His student, Dr. Masaki Watanabe, who brought arthroscopy into the fiber optics era must giddy. Why? Because we are about to enter the era of wireless arthroscopy. No more wires. Must read....

Orthopedics This Week   3 weeks ago

CAEP 2022: Plenary Speakers Day 4

In this series, we are collaborating with CAEP to break down everything you need to know about the CAEP Conference in Quebec City! We have teamed up with CAEP to bring you infographics summarizing the plenary talks for each day of the conference! Today’s Plenary featured Daniel Kollek and Valerie Rzepka with “Vivre-esemble abroad: Lessons from Ukraine”. In thi...

CanadiEM   4 weeks ago

FDA Approves CartiHeal, Bioventus Buys Company For $315mm

On March 30, 2022, Israel-based CartiHeal Ltd, announced FDA PMA (premarket approval) for its Agili-C implant for treating knee joint surface lesions. Five days later, April 4, Durham, Bioventus announced plans to buy CartiHeal for about $315 million....

Orthopedics This Week   4 weeks ago

CAEP 2022: Plenary Speakers Day 3

In this series, we are collaborating with CAEP to break down everything you need to know about the CAEP Conference in Quebec City! We have teamed up with CAEP to bring you infographics summarizing the plenary talks for each day of the conference! The plenaries for day 3 consist of the Top 4 research abstracts submitted to CAEP which covers a variety of important topics in EM: 1...

CanadiEM   4 weeks ago

CAEP 2022: Plenary Speakers Day 2

In this series, we are collaborating with CAEP to break down everything you need to know about the CAEP Conference in Quebec City! We have teamed up with CAEP to bring you infographics summarizing the plenary talks for each day of the conference! Our second plenary speech was a presentation titled ” A Healthy Response to the Climate Emergency -briefing and action plan for...

CanadiEM   4 weeks ago