Skip to content

Category: Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “In the Trenches”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Continuing to bring you the best of the best in orthopedics. Our guest this week has 27 peer-reviewed publications and he’s still in residency. We have Dr. Dhanur Damodar joining this episode. He’s currently the Chief Resident at University of Miami and prepping to join the Windy City at Rush University/Midwest Orthopedics to do his sports medicine fellowship next year. He gives us insight and perspective on what training is like now and his passion in becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

1.) In addition to his plethora of peer-reviewed publications, he has many other accolades including the AANA Ortho-Regeneration Resident Scholar winner and AANA Resident Scholarship winner

2.) His entrepreneurial desire outside of orthopedic surgery, including branching into the digital health space

3.) The importance of professional brand, including presence on social media. He discusses a paper in-submission with OJSM on “The impact of social media presence, age, and patient reported wait times on physician review websites for sports medicine surgeons.” Physicians with a professional social media account had better wait times and reviews. It increases patient engagement with an online presence and helps make an orthopedic surgeon more relatable

4.) Schooling us on the new app, Clubhouse. Join this new fad and listen to The Bone Club

5.) Solid advice for those young listeners considering a career in orthopedics

Find out more about Dr. Dhanur Damodar here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Regenerative Medicine”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Regenerative medicine is a complicated space and we get key questions answered for our listeners during this episode.

What is PRP? What are stem cells? Does it work? Does it not work? Is it worth the extra money? Who do I go to? We discuss these key questions with Dr. Steven Sampson, one of the nation’s pioneers in regenerative medicine. He’s a top sports medicine doctor in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and is internationally recognized in the field of non-surgical orthopedics. Dr. Sampson is the physician founder of the Orthohealing Center and physician to Olympic athletes and Los Angeles Clippers. He is also the founder of TOBI, The Orthobiologic Institute, an annual conference which has grown to 1000+ doctors in 40 countries. Discussion topics include:

-Why is regenerative medicine like The Grateful Dead or black licorice? You either love it or hate it. Dr. Sampson discusses how regenerative medicine is changing the way we are doing things and embracing new approaches to care

-Discussion on patient pay model on regenerative medicine. Pricing depends on region, quality, preparation and physician experience. His suggestion is to do your research and reviews on physicians in your area for individuals considering regenerative medicine

-Regenerative medicine crosses multiple specialties and the TOBI conference includes attendees such as plastic surgeons, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and veterinarians who share best practices to advance the field. TOBI 2021 is slated October 7-9, 2021 as an interactive virtual experience. Check out the conference here

-Wild West claims about what regenerative medicine can do vs. scientific evidence. Dr. Sampson is passionate about the potential of cell based therapies and discusses along with it comes opportunists or rogue physicians taking care of vulnerable patients

-Various types of regenerative medicine with PRP and bone marrow concentrate. His theory is bone marrow is loaded with anti-inflammatory proteins and bone marrow concentrate can neutralize the inflammation. He’s continuing on publishing the outcomes

Find out more about Dr. Steven Sampson here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Healer of Mind & Body”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

“When you get out of bed, give the best you can. By the end of the day, ask yourself if you were meaningful.”

Insightful words from this week’s episode with Dr. Michell Ruiz, a world-renowned sports medicine surgeon who thinks in a meaningful, philosophical and spiritual way. Dr. Ruiz practices in Mexico City at the Department of Surgery in Elbow and Shoulder at the National Institute of Rehabilitation. He is the upcoming Director of their Shoulder and Elbow fellowship and is the current President of the Mexico Shoulder and Elbow Society.

This is an impactful episode discussing Dr. Ruiz’s journey consulting around the world when his son was diagnosed with autism. After intensive research and implementing exercise and immuno-metabolic therapies, his son is thriving in his own way. He’s non-verbal, but loves to write and is a typical adolescent 11-year old with a girlfriend. With his love of writing, he’s publishing his first book on April 2nd, which is Autism Awareness Day. This diagnosis has shaped how Dr. Ruiz practices medicine and how he relates to others.

Other topics include:

-AANA Traveling Fellowship experience that was coast-to-coast in the U.S.

-His drive with research and education continuing on with Master’s in Sciences with tissue engineering and Ph.D. in Tendon Inflammation

Find out more about Dr. Michell Ruiz here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Vicious Cycle”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Bringing you more of the best of the best in orthopedics. Dr. Mary O’Connor is a Healthcare Entrepreneur committed to improving the delivery of musculoskeletal care. She is a thought leader in orthopedics and an innovative orthopedic surgeon. Dr. O’Connor is thinking about orthopedics in a whole new light from the view of a patient level with continuum of care. She is the Founder of Movement is Life, a multi-stakeholder national coalition committed to health equity to help end what she calls the “vicious cycle.”

Dr. O’Connor is now the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Voya Health, Inc. It’s a stealth-mode healthcare startup with a mission to empower humanity to lead their healthiest life. Voya is creating teams around individual patient’s that focuses on musculoskeletal care and give them easily accessible resources such as a health coach, nutritionist and PT to drive engagement and better outcomes.

Other podcast topics include:

-Her TEDx Talk on Promoting Health-Your Secret SuperPower: Each of us can do something to help those around us

-Bundling in the non-operative space may be in our near future

Find out more about Dr. Mary O’Connor here

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Question Time”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png


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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Team Laterjet”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png


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.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Fly, Eagles Fly”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Tune in to hear about the work and commitment needed to be a professional sports doctor. Dr. Chris Dodson joins us to discuss his role as the Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers and Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Find out more about Dr. Chris Dodson here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Titan of the Industry”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Check out on this week’s episode…What’s next for Becker’s Healthcare, the industry leader for networking and sharing of information?

Find out more about Scott Becker here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Invest in Plexi”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

Dr. Redler and Dr. Sigman wax lyrical on the orthopedic return to play and they have some advice for you, “Invest in Plexi.”

Find out more about Dr. Michael Redler here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Repairer of ACLs”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

ACL repairs vs. ACL reconstructions? Tune in to listen to Dr. Gregory DiFelice on his thought process and technique for ACL repairs.

Find out more about Dr. Gregory DiFelice here.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Science Without An Agenda”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is guest-host-orthopedic-podcast-1024x536.png

600 publications, 25 societies. Tim Hewett, PhD, is a biomechanics unicorn.

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

Leave a Comment