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Orthopedic Residents Trained Differently Than Neuro Residents in Spine? What? // Slick New Spine Cage Trom Israel Goes in “Like a Ship in a Bottle”! // and More!

Photo creation by RRY Publications LLC / Source: Andrew Huth
Photo creation by RRY Publications LLC / Source: Andrew Huth

Why is there such lack of consistency between orthopedic residents and neuro? Alan Daniels, M.D. tackles the subject. New Israeli cage goes in “like a ship in a bottle.” Very slick! Major League Baseball picks Rush University’s Kathleen Weber, M.D. to head its physician group.

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Whiteside, Rosenberg Debate Cementless, Cemented Revision

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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“With cemented TKA, if you have the right skill level, instruments, design, fixation, and the correct implant, then you can guarantee your patients a well fixed TKA,” says Leo Whiteside. Aaron Rosenberg isn’t so sure about that guarantee. “The registries show a significantly higher rate of revision amongst uncemented knees. Besides, the data is trending towards cementless TKA.”

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Employee Anxiety and Weakened Biomet Create Uncertainty in Warsaw

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Photo creation by RRY Publications / Sources: Pixabay and logos courtesy of the companies

Biomet doesn’t seem quite as pretty today as it was when Zimmer came calling last year. Slowing sales and another bribery investigation have added to the anxiety and uncertainty of employees waiting to know if they have jobs. Drue DeAngelis offers another round of advice. Read about the latest state of the upcoming ZimmerBiomet marriage.

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FREE Software Accurately Predicts Surgical Outcomes 97% of the Time // 86% of Soldiers Return to Duty After Joint Surgery // and More!

Surgimap Software and Medicrea UNiD Rod / Source: Medicrea Group
Surgimap Software and Medicrea UNiD Rod / Source: Medicrea Group

FREE software accurately predicts outcomes from deformity surgery 97% of the time. Bronze Star winner Tad Gerlinger, M.D. shows how soldiers CAN get back to active duty after joint surgery. Jeff Wang, M.D. and Zori Buser, Ph.D. are looking toward a future where they can grow spinal discs outside the body and use them to address degenerative disc disease.

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Parvizi v. Maloney Over Direct Anterior

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“There isn’t a single randomized prospective study showing that the direct anterior is worse than other approaches,” says Jay Parvizi. “It’s the marketing,” says Bill Maloney. “This approach is being pushed by patients because of that. And it’s harder clinically…in part because you can’t easily visualize the femur.”