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Articles published in November, 2010

Medical Malpractice: What Lies Ahead for the Orthopaedic Surgeon?

by Dennis J. (Skip) Vogelsberger, CPCU, CWCC | Nov 2010

Orthopaedic surgeons, for the most part, have enjoyed either flat insurance premium renewals or, in some jurisdictions, their premiums have gone down. Is that likely to continue into 2011 and beyond? To answer this question, we must first understand why the rates have stabilized in many jurisdictio ... Read more »

Outcome Measures in Joint Replacement by Physical Activity Monitoring: Pre-pilot Study

by Jon L. Conroy, BSc, MB ChB, MSc, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (T&O) | Nov 2010

Co-authored by Ian Revie, BEng, Ph.D.; Mayank Roy, MBBS, MRCS; Sameh Sidhom, MBBCh, FRCS (T&O); Michal Slomczykowski, M.D., Ph.D.   Introduction Success rate figures for total joint arthroplasty are typically based on revision rates, and do not reflect patients’ satisfaction or qualit ... Read more »

Developing a Spine-driven Ambulatory Surgery Center: The Essentials for Success

by Kenneth Hancock | Nov 2010

Co-authored by Catherine Kowalski Spine Focused Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) Spine procedures in the outpatient setting are becoming more prevalent. With advances in technology and anesthesia, we are seeing a steady migration in spine from the inpatient to outpatient setting. It makes perfect ... Read more »

Government Medicine: A Formula for Mediocrity

by Lee Hieb, M.D. | Nov 2010

There are many reasons to avoid government medicine. Cost is one. Although cited as a reason in favor of government intervention, does anyone with at least an eighth grade education really think that the government will save money by providing more efficiency and effectiveness than the free market? ... Read more »

Diversity Trumps Ability

by Lewis G. Zirkle Jr., M.D., Jeanne Dillner | Nov 2010

Diversity at the SIGN International Orthopaedic Conference The air was filled with enthusiasm and the interchange of ideas as 160 surgeons from 21 countries discussed fracture treatment from eight o’clock in the morning to five o’clock at night, with discussions extending into the evening. Engi ... Read more »

The ABCs of ETFs

by Norman Sohn, M.D., MBA | Nov 2010

When a paradigm shift occurs, new opportunities arise for those who can appreciate and effectively utilize it. Paradigm shifts in orthopaedics occurred in the last 25 to 35 years with the development of arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) represent a paradigm ... Read more »

Ten Intellectual Property Mistakes Inventors Often Make: Part 2

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

Part 1 of this two-part series appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of ORTHOPRENEUR, and detailed the first five most common mistakes that inventors make in pursuit of a patent. This article discusses the remaining five. #6: Not Researching the State of the Prior Art A sixth common mi ... Read more »

The Great POD Debate

by Teresa Ford | Nov 2010

It is always a delight when something that I have written elicits commentary from my readers – whether positive or negative. What follows is an exchange that I had with John Steinmann, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and entrepreneur with intimate knowledge of the physician owned distributorship (POD ... Read more »

Healthcare Litigation Update

by Victor Moldovan | Nov 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the Healthcare Reform Bill) is back in the news with a flurry of activity in the court cases challenging it. That is not to say that the Bill will be deemed invalid or modified, but the debate over its validity rages on, and the ... Read more »