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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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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Orthopedics On Demand”

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Tune in to hear Dr. Alejandro Badia discuss these insightful topics including:

-OrthoNOW locations that support orthopedics on-demand. It’s a network of orthopedic urgent care centers that revolutionized the delivery of healthcare to patients for shorter wait times, decreased cost of care and better outcomes

-Staying up-to-date on innovative techniques through education and travel

Healthcare From The Trenches, Dr. Badia’s book about how to do things better in the healthcare world and incorporating his passion from decades of practicing medicine


Find out more from Dr. Alejandro Badia here. Check out his video on “How Can You Help Affect Meaningful Change for Healthcare Delivery in America?” here and order Healthcare From The Trenches on Amazon.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Women in Orthopedics”

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The Ortho Show is celebrating women in orthopedics!

Dr. Elisabeth Gennis discusses being a woman in orthopedics and gets very candid on work/life balance. Other discussion topics include giving advice to women in orthopedics, along with establishing your brand as an orthopedic surgeon and actively communicating this to patients.

Find out more from Dr. Elisabeth Gennis here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Across the Pond”

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Arthroscopic innovations and reducing failure rates. Mr. Matt Ravenscroft, M.D., joins us from the UK and shares his latest projects.

Find out more about Mr. Matt Ravenscroft, M.D., here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Passionate Pioneer”

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Tune in to listen to Dr. Alok Sharan and his desire to make spine surgery a better experience with patients who stay awake during their procedure.

Find out more about Dr. Alok Sharan here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Question Time”

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It’s Dr. Scott Sigman vs. Dr. Michael Redler in the ultimate battle of the wits, as they tackle listener questions from the Orthopedic community.

Find out more about Dr. Michael Redler here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Pro Sports Doc”

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Will this year’s MLB season actually work out? Dr. Scott Sigman welcomes his friend, Dr. Amon Ferry, to the podcast to discuss.

Find out more about Dr. Amon Ferry here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Team Laterjet”

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Tune in to hear about Dr. Scott Sigman and Dr. Shariff Bishai’s 6-month quest to learn the Laterjet procedure from leading surgeons across the globe.

Find out more about Dr. Shariff Bishai here.

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