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The Top 26 Foot & Ankle Surgeons in North America

Source: Wikimedia Commons and Ladyde12
Source: Wikimedia Commons and Ladyde12

If an orthopedic surgeon has suffered a calcaneous fracture or a needs an ankle replacement, to whom do they turn? We asked! Leaders in the foot and ankle realm let us know their thoughts on the top North American orthopedic surgeons in their subspecialty.

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James H. Beaty, M.D.: New Chair at UT-Campbell Clinic; Cell Phone Sensor Measures Frailty in 20 Seconds; Muscles “Driving” Rare Neurodegenerative Disease?

James Beaty, M.D. / Courtesy of University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic
James Beaty, M.D. / Courtesy of University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic

James Beaty, M.D. is the new chair at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Baylor researchers are using cell phone sensors to measure frailty in elderly patients. And scientists at Michigan State have made progress on a disease that leaves men unable to walk or chew.

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Sophisticated Robotic Hand Learns, Improves on Tasks; Psychological Effects of Scoliosis Treatment; Elaine Dennison, Olivier Bruyère Win IOF Award

Watch video here:  https://youtu.be/IN7VFquI7ow
Watch video here:
https://youtu.be/IN7VFquI7ow

Quick robotic hand learns from its mistakes! Mount Sinai researchers tackle psychological effects of scoliosis treatment. Professors Elaine Dennison and Olivier Bruyère Win IOF Young Scientist Award.

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Lee v. Schmalzried: Ceramic-Ceramic THA in Patients <60: A New Standard

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

Is the use of ceramic-on-ceramic in young patients the new standard of care? Yes, says Lee. In fact c-on-c has better wear, is more reliable and provides more options. Not so fast says Schmalzried. Survivorship and function are no better, there is a squeaking and fracture risk. Who wins this debate? You be the judge.

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Longest Patient Follow-Up EVER for 2-Level Disc Arthroplasty

Courtesy of Medtronic, Inc.
Courtesy of Medtronic, Inc.

What an amazing year for level one, prospective, randomized cervical disc arthroplasty studies. The latest gem has, among other attributes, the longest patient follow-up ever for 2-level disc arthroplasty—7-years. It’s Medtronic Spine’s 2-level Prestige® LP™ study and it’s another landmark accomplishment. Here’s why.

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