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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Trauma Injuries and Rehabilitation”

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Dr. Nirav Amin is an orthopedic surgeon at Restore Orthopedics Spine and Sports Center in Southern California. We discussed a timely topic on potential challenges with Tiger Woods fractures and injuries suffered in a car accident on February 23rd. Dr. Amin and Dr. Sigman are not treating physicians to Tiger Woods and discuss their past history treating these type of injuries and potential challenges in recovery.

Find out more about Dr. Nirav Amin here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Superhero of Opioid Sparing”

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Dr. Asif Ilyas is an orthopedic surgeon, partner and board member at the Rothman Institute, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, President of the Rothman Opioid Foundation and Program Director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also a Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers. Have we mentioned we bring you the best of the best in orthopedics? Topics include:

-Mentorship inspired his career path in hand surgery. We hear this a lot on the importance of mentorship and how mentors help build future mentors

-Changing the paradigm with opioid sparing surgeries. There’s an impact to the patient and those around them when opioids are prescribed

-Mission of Rothman Opioid Foundation with education, research and advocacy

-Participating in the Health Policy Committee on opioids

-Utilizing wide awake, local anesthesia no-tourniquet (WALANT) for hand surgeries

Find out more about Dr. Asif Ilyas here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The OG of Box Openers”

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Medical device sales reps, listen in!

Ciro Roemer, former Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices for North America, joins us for this episode. You’re going to want to write down these pearls of wisdom from a top orthopedic executive with 35 years of industry experience. He joined us when he was enjoying his first week of retirement. Topics include:

-It’s a team effort from medical device manufacturers to the surgeons for the best patient outcomes

-Advice from an executive in medical devices. He carried a bag and started in the trenches

-Credo where patients are #1, employees #2, community #3, stakeholders #4

-Importance of AO Foundation as the world’s leading education provider to health care professionals

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “International Rockstar”

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It says a lot when we had a hard time deciding to call this episode either “International Rockstar” or “The Meteor” for this surgeon’s meteoric rise in orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex knee, hip, and all sports related injuries. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Fire. He did his education in his home country of Argentina, where he got his MD and Ph.D. Dr. Chahla did not one, not two, but three fellowships at top institutions in the U.S. including SMOG, SPRI and Rush Orthopedics. Dr. Chahla is passionate about research with 250+ published articles, 30 book chapters and well known internationally with his lectures. This is a remarkable story with truly an international orthopedic rockstar. Discussion topics include:

-How he overcame so many hurdles with medical schooling in Argentina and getting accredited in the U.S. through fellowships

-Importance of mentorship

Find out more about Dr. Jorge Chahla here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “New Generation of Orthopedic Young Superstars”

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Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, remember this name in the orthopedic world! He’s just 2 years out of fellowship and just got offered to be on the medical staff for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He trained at Rush, arguably one of the best sports medicine fellowships in the country, and played basketball at Xavier University, still finding a way to study and applying to medical school. Our topics discussed include:

-Remarkable story how he was able to combine his passions becoming an orthopedic surgeon and being on the medical staff to support professional players

-Unique fellowship at Rush with research, training with top doctor’s and top-level professional athletes

-Research on opioid sparing for surgery and sports medicine procedures

-Ambassador of AAOS for social media and improving orthopedic collaboration as a whole. Dr. Okoroha is social media savvy and growing his following

-Advice to young orthopedic listeners

Find out more about Dr. Kelechi Okoroha here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Rising Star of Shoulder “

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Quite a resume with our guest during this episode, including writing a textbook (not a chapter or excerpt, but fill-on textbook!), “Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.” Dr. Namdari is a shoulder and elbow surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is committed to evidence-based medicine and discuss some of his key research in upper extremity. Other discussion topics include:

-Importance of education in residency and fellowships

-Shout out to Dr. Goel’s PrecisionOS with rise of virtual education and helping to solve a huge challenge for residents/fellows

-Rothman Opioid Foundation with opioid sparing approaches through research, marketing and patient education, including their new podcast on Paindemonium

-RCT in JBJS on Interscalene Block with and without Intraoperative Local Infiltration

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery study on Early postoperative complications after Latarjet procedure: a single-institution experience over 10 years

-P-acnes is now C-acnes?! We talk infections in shoulder surgeries and how to reduce infection rates with hydrogen peroxide

-You can find Dr. Namdari’s textbook, “Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,” here.

Find out more about Dr. Surena Namdari here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “36,000-Foot View”

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We’re taking the 36,000-foot view with all the things being done right in the orthopedic space. Joining us for this episode, we have one of the great non-orthopedic leaders in the orthopedic service line, anesthesiologist and pediatrician, Dr. Zeev Kain. Adding to his long list of accomplishments, he’s a professor at UCI and Yale, as well as founder and President for American College of Perioperative Medicine. We keep bringing you the best of the best in orthopedics. Discussion topics include:

Orthopedic Value Based Care course, a Fro approved conference. A course that brings together all different avenues with administrators, doctors, nurses, lawyers, etc. to bring value to the orthopedic service line

-Outpatient and ASC surges

-Enhanced recovery bringing perioperative team together

-Healthcare being ripe for disruption. Why isn’t Medicare negotiating with big pharma?

Find out more about Dr. Zeev Kain here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Top Voices of LinkedIn”

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Dr. Benjamin Schwartz joins for this episode, orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement in Beverly, MA and is Chief Innovation Officer at Healent. He was named a Top Voice of LinkedIn with his thought-provoking commentary and interest in healthcare technology. Dr. Schwartz recently challenged big tech and we discuss his letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Discussion topics include:

-Big tech turned eye to healthcare and ask why? Are they interested in making change or to tap into expansion in a growing market? How amazing would an Apple Hospital be for healthcare or for Apple to build their own EMR platform?

-He used downtime during early covid to his advantage at Healent as the Chief Innovation Officer. Healent offers virtual care delivery to patients with education, remotely monitoring patient outcomes and increasing efficiency

-Telehealth: Is it here to stay or does it slow down workflow with inefficiencies?

-Medical device listeners: We support you! Dr. Sigman and Dr. Schwartz discuss how they’ve met with industry through covid

Be sure to follow Dr. Benjamin Schwartz on LinkedIn.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Cartilage King of the West”

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When you think of cartilage, you think of Dr. Bert Mandelbaum. Other Fro titles for Dr. Mandelbaum include “Defenders of ACL’s” and the “OG and pioneer of orthopedic medical care for soccer in the US.” The key discussion points include:

-Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is now the largest sports medicine fellowship in the world and discussed taking the legacy of Kerlan-Jobe to the next level with research

-His mission of concepts, techniques and technology with commitment in fellowship to train leaders through mentorship

-Cartilage procedures such as MACI, PACI and BMAC

-Orthobiologics and regenerative medicine to establish a path with evidence-based information

-We had to talk soccer with the “Defender of ACLs” and discuss the FIFA prevention program with 11 core exercises to help reduce ACL injuries

Find out more about Dr. Bert Mandelbaum here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Chutzpah Episode”

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We’re talking shoulder’s with Dr. Paul Favorito, Clinical Director of Shoulder and Upper Extremity service line for Christ Hospital. It’s the chutzpah episode since if Dr. Favorito isn’t happy with his results, he’ll go learn a new operation. Hot topics include:

-His philosophy on being a shoulder surgeon of learning, practice and execution. Constant learning from peers is part of his mantra

-Indications for tendon transfers including irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears and substantial external rotation deficiencies

-Liposome bupivacaine scalene block is the single most impactful thing he’s done to help patients with pain and taking an opioid-sparing approach

-Shout-out to the importance of industry, “How important are reps for surgical intervention as far as safety, efficacy and process.” 80% of physicians who responded said reps are necessary and vital part of the surgical process

Find out more about Dr. Paul Favorito here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “East Coast/West Coast”

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No rivalry with these orthopedic surgeons on opposing coasts! We’ve spanned 3000 miles for this podcast with Dr. Ronald Navarro in Southern California and Dr. Scott Sigman hosting in Massachusetts. Dr. Navarro is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and is the regional chief of orthopedic surgery at Kaiser Permanente. This includes managing 200 orthopedic surgeons in 13 centers from San Diego to Santa Barbara. We bring you the best of the best in orthopedics on The Ortho Show! Topics include:

-How and when Dr. Navarro and Dr. Sigman decided to become orthopedic surgeon’s and the perseverance of succeeding in their careers

-Kaiser Permanente closed system model and the effort put in to increase the reputation of the organization among both new hires and patients over the last 20 years

-Multi-modal approaches for reduction of opioids and post-op complications. Patient communication is key on expectations and opioid sparing regimens

Find out more about Dr. Ronald Navarro here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Patients are Customers”

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Based on volume, we have the #1 arthroplasty surgeon in New York for this episode. Find out how Dr. Andrew Wickline has low complication rates, keeps cost low and has the lowest opioid use in the nation with his detailed attention to patient education. He treats his patients like customers with positive outcomes with his protocols. Dr. Andrew Wickline discusses:

-Constantly learning from his colleagues. He travels once per quarter to operate with other surgeons to learn something new

-Education is #1 for opioid reduction and provides his patient’s an education booklet on expectations post-operatively. He cut physical therapy and replaces it with at-home exercises

-His love for race cars and how it helps him disconnect

-View Dr. Wickline’s manuscript in Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation, “23-hour TKA in 10 opioid pills or less through 90 days: A non-selected prospective consecutive one year cohort” here

-View Dr. Wickline’s manuscript in Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation, “23-hour Total Hip Replacement Requiring Only 3.5 Opioid Pills Through 6 Weeks: A Non-selected Prospective Consecutive One Year Cohort” here

Find out more about Dr. Andrew Wickline here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Roboto”

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We’re continuing to bring you more of the best of the best in the orthopedic industry. We have Dr. Cory Calendine this week, orthopedic surgeon extraordinaire who specializes in robotic joint replacement. He is “savoring life to the bone,” pun intended. Topics include:

-Passion for building brand on social media by connecting to his patients through education. He uses a little bit of everything to get information out with videos, posts and even haiku’s!

-Generating positive energy for his practice through awareness with patients by using SocialClimb for Google reviews

-What is robotic surgery and why he is an early adopter? It’s all about how he can improve patient care through robotics and adjustments intraoperatively

CliftonStrengths assessment. Are you a WOO?

Find out more about Dr. Cory Calendine here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Godfather of Orthopedics”

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If you are in orthopedics, you likely know our guest this week, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum.

Remember the early 90’s orthopedic website, www.bonehome.com? Did you know Dr. Kirschenbaum coded and built the website? Outside of his nickname as The Godfather of Orthopedics, Dr. Sigman has also dubbed him the “Creator of Orthopedics on the Internet.” It’s an information packed episode on:

-BronxCare’s mission of high quality and cost reduction of medical care

-Partnership in Swiftpath.com: Episode of care management company with digital patient engagement tools. Improving outcomes for patients with an opioid sparing approach, reducing complications, digital PT and monitoring of the patient post-joint replacement

Mykneeyourknee.com: Chronicling knee replacement surgery on a knee replacement surgeon

Journal Orthopedic Experience and Innovation (JOEI): How this journal is different with no submission fees and no subscriptions needed. 30,000 page and article views in just 6 months

Find out more about Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum here. 

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Spider-Man of Arthroscopy”

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We’re taking this episode to the far northeast corner of the North America continent to Nova Scotia to hear from orthopedic surgeon extraordinaire, Dr. Ivan Wong.

In this episode, you’ll hear Dr. Wong discuss:

-Influence of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) way

-Benefits and challenges working in the Canada healthcare system

-Creation of the Halifax portal technique

-Use of distal tibial allograft for major bone loss

-Importance of residents and fellows questioning procedures to help drive him to be better

Find out more about Dr. Ivan Wong here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Running of Your Business Should Be a Science”

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Join us on this episode for fresh industry information on the business side of orthopedics with Dr. Wael Barsoum, former CEO and President of the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, and current President and Chief Transformation Officer of Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo). Tune-in to hear these topics:

-His leadership style on building, empowering and creating cohesive teams to enable decision makers

-Mission for HOPCo on working with payers to take on full global risk of musculoskeletal healthcare to improve outcomes and lower costs

-Difference between private equity and HOPCo’s goals

-Dr. Barsoum’s take on universal healthcare and why competition is important

Find out. more about Dr. Wael Barsoum and HOPCo’s mission here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Private Equity: New Way To Do Business”

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Dr. Louis McIntyre joins us this episode to discuss these insightful topics:

-Accelerated recovery rate for patients with Cow Patch (Implant)

-Hospital reimbursement rates have more than doubled in the past decade and hospital CEO pay increased 93%, while surgeon reimbursement has been flat

-The reasons why private practice ortho groups should join MSO’s

View Dr. McIntyre’s Editorial Commentary: A Rigged Game—Surgeon Reimbursement Under the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, Current Procedural Terminology, and the Affordable Care Act in the The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “27 Hours in a Day”

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Dr. Paul Sethi is a busy man in orthopedics and needs to have more hours in his day to fit it all in! Tune-in to this episode for an educating episode on:

-Changing the post-op paradigm on pain management with an opioid sparing approach. Dr. Sethi discusses how his organization has reduced opioid usage by 70%

-Overcoming obstacles and hurdles in medical device design and patents

-Private equity investment into orthopedic practices to scale musculoskeletal care

-Fantastic work being done at the ONS Foundation with research, ACL prevention and reduction of opioid use

Find out more about Dr. Paul Sethi here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Knockout”

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Must hear episode with Dr. Steve Mora discussing his injuries in a commuter bus accident leading him to want to become an orthopedic surgeon at 8 years old. Amazing story to tune in!

Dr. Mora also describes what it’s like to be the orthopedic surgeon to UFC fighters and how he found his niche in this tight circle. He talks about the importance of social media, promoting himself and his practice on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Great tips from Dr. Mora for orthopedic surgeons looking how to brand themselves.

Find out more about Dr. Mora here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Ortho Short: UFC”

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This is a knockout! Tune-in to this bite-size edit of Dr. Mora’s episode. Full episode will be released on Thursday and is a must-listen. In this short, Dr. Mora talks about what it’s like to be the ortho surgeon to UFC fighters and his approach to help them with their goals in this physically demanding sport.

Find out more about Dr. Steve Mora here.

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