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Articles published in February, 2012

We Are The Same, and We Are Different

by Lewis G. Zirkle Jr., M.D. | Feb 2012

The global brotherhood of man is a frequently used phrase. We are all brothers in that we admire the same sky, dream similar dreams and enjoy many of the same pleasures: a beautiful sunrise, the smiling faces of our children and the satisfaction of a full stomach. We may have the same dreams, but we ... Read more »

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | Feb 2012

In this feature, we highlight recent news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field, below. Annual cost of defensive orthopaedic medicine estimated at $2 billion: New data suppo ... Read more »

What’s Up with the American Joint Replacement Registry?

by Blaine Warkentine, M.D., MPH | Feb 2012

At this year’s annual AAOS meeting, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that they were “open for business.” The new registry is designed to collect data from hospitals around the country in order to recognize patterns in implant performance that we likely miss today. If su ... Read more »

Making Patient Payments Virtually Stress Free

by Gregory R. Morris | Feb 2012

For years, the healthcare industry stood apart from other industries with its willingness to provide a service without immediately asking for payment. That trend has been changing over the last several years. Based on the results of a survey of several thousand healthcare providers during the summer ... Read more »