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Lee Debates Barrack: Ceramic-Ceramic THA

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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“Ceramic-ceramic hips have a place in young, active patients,” advocates Gwo-Chin Lee. “And they have the lowest wear rate.” Robert Barrack counters, “The new ceramics are better, but standard metal-crosslinked poly has improved more. And the 10-15 year results cannot be improved upon. Ceramic-ceramic isn’t ready for prime time.”

Myths and Facts About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation

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Source: Wikimedia Commons and Kobac

Two announcements regarding orthopedic surgeon compensation—one on the last day of September and one a month earlier—offer startling new information about surgeon pay and how ineffective it is at delivering job satisfaction or even performance. For regulators, this article has a few inconvenient truths.

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MRI From Your Smartphone? Auto Billing When You Step Out of the Exam Room? Yes! // New HSS Study to Tackle Critical ACL, UCL Failure Issue // and More!

EMA Orthopedics Smartphone App / Courtesy: Modernizing Medicine
EMA Orthopedics Smartphone App / Courtesy: Modernizing Medicine

“Failure is the dirty underwear drawer of orthopedic surgeons,” says David Altchek, M.D. of HSS. So his study at HSS will tackle a crucial ACL, UCL failure issue. Time and motion study for scoliosis surgery? The results from Beth Israel are fascinating. New smartphone app gives surgeons increased flexibility while also saving time.

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FDA Abused Power, ReGen Biologics Exonerated

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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: cctpp.com

A U.S. Court of Appeals called the actions of the FDA unlawful and exonerated ReGen Biologics of accusations of misconduct. Short of misconduct, the FDA has no power to rescind the 510(k) clearance of the company’s Menaflex collagen scaffold, said the Court. What does this all mean for your next encounter with the FDA? Read it here.

Freiberg v. Callaghan: Three Rounds Over Hip Bearing Alternatives

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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“Highly crosslinked polyethylenes have a very low wear rate and have reduced revision rates,” says Andrew Freiberg. “Let’s not forget,” says John Callaghan, “there are issues such as increased frictional torque and wear issues with larger heads.”

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