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Articles published in September, 2010

Computer-assisted Treatment of Distal Radius Malunion

by Prof. Filip Stockmans, M.D., Ph.D. | Sep 2010

Intra-articular malunions represent an exceptional technical challenge for the treating surgeon. Multidetector CT scans (MDCT) with three-dimensional (3D) surface rendered images are increasingly used not only for the evaluation of malunions, but also to develop a road map for surgeryin patients who ... Read more »

Accountable Care Organizations: What are they and how should you prepare for this new reimbursement model?

by Isabella Sledge, M.D., MPH | Sep 2010

Among the proposals in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help control costs is the introduction of the accountable care organization (ACO) as a voluntary program by January 2012 under the auspices of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This article will explain ... Read more »

Patient Outcomes Measures: A Key to Preserving Quality of Care

by Jack Goldstein, M.D. | Sep 2010

Introduction The world is changing rapidly. The Internet has revolutionized information exchange in a short period of time. This is a revolution similar to the Gutenberg press of the 15th century. Social media and the complete reshaping of human communication have simultaneously created a similar t ... Read more »

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 5: The Top Ten Things to Avoid

by John Kapitan | Sep 2010

This is the second half of a two-part installment on the top ten things for surgeon inventors to avoid. In the previous installment, we touched on numbers one through five. (See the summary at the end of this article to review, or the full article in ORTHOPRENEUR May/June 2010.) Today we highl ... Read more »

The Orthopaedic Consequence of Culture

by Lewis G. Zirkle Jr., M.D. | Sep 2010

Mongolian youth are the picture of flowing symmetry as they speed their horses over the rough terrain. Tragically, they needlessly lose this graceful motion after a fall if the resultant fracture does not heal. Ten to sixteen-year-old boys and girls eagerly anticipate participating in horse races as ... Read more »

Tax Efficient Investing for the Medical Professional

by Mark Germain | Sep 2010

If you are like most medical professionals, you are already up to your ears in brokers, insurance salespeople, financial advisors and tax practitioners. In an attempt to manage all of the variables that affect your finances, you have likely found yourself frustrated, saturated and with no clearer an ... Read more »

Ten Intellectual Property Mistakes Inventors Often Make: Part 1

by Perry E. Van Over, Esq. | Sep 2010

As a general rule, the mistakes a person makes in life, even if unintentional, bear a cost. This is equally true in the life of an invention. From the moment of conception of the invention, the inventor is presented with opportunities to make mistakes. Some of these may only carry the price of time, ... Read more »

A Return to the Issue of Physician Owned Distributorships

by Teresa Ford | Sep 2010

I, perhaps for the first time ever, have broken a promise to my loyal readers. In the last issue of ORTHOPRENEUR, I represented that I would be penning several articles dealing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in an effort to familiarize readers with what the new le ... Read more »

Healthcare Litigation and New Rules

by Victor Moldovan | Sep 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the “Healthcare Reform Bill”) has caused and continues to spawn vigorous debate. Some call for its complete repeal, and others think that it has not gone far enough. Nobody who considers the issue with intellectual honesty c ... Read more »