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Perka Debates Barrack Over Ceramic on Ceramic Hip

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Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“Ceramic-ceramic is a good option for the young, active patient. It is wear resistant, has improved lubrication, and allows thin inserts for large heads,” argues Carsten Perka. “Ceramic has long been on a steady decline,” says Robert Barrack. “There are malposition issues (leading to impingement and potential for failure), liner breakage and mal-seating and squeaking. Why pay more for something that is not improved?”

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William D. Bugbee, M.D. Wins Kappa Delta Award // HSS: Dual Mobility THA Lessens Dislocation Risk // and More!

William D. Bugbee, M.D. / Courtesy: Scripps.org
William D. Bugbee, M.D. / Courtesy: Scripps.org

Confetti will fly as William D. Bugbee, M.D. and his team is presented with the Kappa Delta Award! Are surgeons eliminating dislocation risk with a new dual mobility device? New research indicates the exact properties necessary for rotator cuff repair.

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The Improbable White House Quest of Dr. Carson

Dr. Ben Carson and the White House / Photo creation by RRY Publications, LLC and Wikimedia Commons
Dr. Ben Carson and the White House / Photo creation by RRY Publications, LLC and Wikimedia Commons

Ben Carson, M.D., the famous Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon is expected to announce soon that he will seek the Republican endorsement for the White House. He’s famous, articulate, well-financed, but a little gaffe-prone. He’s also leading Republican bluebloods in some polls. Does he have a prayer? We took a look.

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New Obamacare Surveys of Docs, Patients and Healthcare Execs Surprises

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Photo creation by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: pixabay

The disruption of old healthcare models ushered in by the Affordable Care Act has thrown patients, physicians and healthcare providers into a brave new world. How are those actors feeling about their place in this new world? Three recent polls produced some surprising findings. See them here.