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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Flying Solo “

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Back to sunny Southern California to Manhattan Beach with Dr. Ronna Parsa. She is a fellow-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at her surgical practice, Parsa Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute, in Manhattan Beach, California. Dr. Parsa, a Southern California native, received her fellowship training under Dr. James Andrews, a world-renowned surgeon for sports injuries. She has been a lifelong athlete and bases her treatment philosophy on her many personal experiences around the world, as both an athlete and a community service volunteer.

Topics include:

-Her time and fellowship with Dr. James Andrews in Florida. She gained a lot of experience with game coverage with the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Rays spring training and college football with Alabama and Auburn.

-She carved out her niche and set up her solo practice in the middle of the orthopedic mecca of LA, surrounded by major players like KJOC, Santa Monica Orthopedic Group and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Parsa is starting her own surgical center shortly, the Manhattan Beach Surgical Institute.

-She’s part of the New Breed with regenerative medicine. Dr. Parsa was a Molecular Biology major and spurned her interest after involvement with a phase III trial while at The Andrews Institute on regenerative medicine.

-She provides suggestions to listeners as they are trying to develop their personal and professional brand in orthopedics. She took Dr. Andrews advice that you need to crawl before you walk before you run. It takes baby steps and time to get where you want to be. Also, it takes years to build a reputation and 15 minutes to destroy it. Her advice incudes being cognizant of how you portray yourself.

-Her passion for volunteer work. She has worked with the Silver Service Children’s Foundation with surgical interventions for child deformities, such as club foot, and had a traveling fellowship with Health Volunteers, with a placement in Nicaragua, to teach residents there.

Find out more about Dr. Ronna Parsa here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The 6%”

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Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. She is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular the next generation of future physicians. She writes and speaks on these topics in addition to bone and joint issues, and produces and hosts the top podcast The 6% with NancyMD. As a mother and a surgeon, she is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence.

We hear her story of taking a 6-year hiatus before applying to medical school. She had an interesting path working in sales and marketing in the snowboarding industry and dabbling with a family company in Chinese medicine, including course work in acupuncture, before making the decision to go to medical school.

Topics include:

The 6% with NancyMD podcast: The 6% is a podcast dedicated to women thriving in traditionally male-dominated fields. As a female orthopaedic surgeon, she belongs to the 6% that are women in this field – and thus the inspiration for the title. She’s in season 3 of the podcast and focuses on inspiring stories of women who are thriving in male-dominated fields, and how they were able to realize their goals and overcome the challenges that they’ve faced.  Listen to The 6% wherever you find podcasts.

-Her involvement in SpeakUp Ortho. It’s a platform that shares anonymous stories of bias and inequity. They also share positive stories of where good efforts have been made on making the workplace equitable in orthopedics.

-Her work with AAOS PR and their Social Media Task Force.

-Importance of your personal brand as an orthopedic surgeon. It’s also important to identify your personal core values to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Sleep is Optional”

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We’re not sure when our next guest sleeps. Dr. Antonia Chen has so much energy and in her short 7 years in clinical practice, she’s an outstanding surgeon and researcher with 270+ peer reviewed articles, 250 presentations and 45 books/book chapters. She is the Director of Research for the Division of Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) who specializes in hip and knee replacements. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, and her clinical practice is focused on taking care of patients with arthritic hips and knees, as well as avascular necrosis. In addition to primary hip and knee replacements and partial knee replacements, she also specializes in the care of complex patients who may require revision procedures or further treatment of their previous hip and knee replacements. Topics include:

-Can you believe she got her MBA and Medical Degree concurrently?!

-Her residency at Pitt and how she found the winding path to research

-Finding her balance on the clinical side with surgery and research

-Patient advice with most important research findings in joint replacement. What can I do to prevent infections? Her research is now looking into things such as Vitamin D, sugar levels and reduction in smoking to improve outcomes in patients

-Advice for improving outcomes for those surgeons doing joint replacement with robotics

Find out more about Dr. Antonia Chen here.

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

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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.

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

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“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.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Plan Against Pain”

World class athlete Gabby Reece knows that “Choices matter.” Hear her personal story of opioid free joint replacement.

Find out more about Gabby Reece here. Also, read more about the Plan Against Pain resource and non-opioid knee options for managing pain after surgery.

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

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The New Guard”

Opioid sparing superhero surgeons, operating on red peppers?! It’s all happening in this interview with Sean Mc Millan, D.O.

Find out more about Sean Mc Millan, D.O. at http://www.drseanmcmillan.com/.

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

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “The Matrix”

Medicine, science and research with Michael Langworthy M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon and quite possibly the most interesting man in the world.  

Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X55qpYxwoO4

In the news: https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20140206/LIFE/402060308

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making episode #32 of The Ortho Show possible.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Ask the Expert”

When all this lockdown craziness started we promised to bring you expert opinion and guidance. Today we do just that. Professor Paula Cannon is an expert virologist from the University of Southern California, she kindly took the time to join us for an interview and help find the answers to all our virus questions.

https://keck.usc.edu/faculty-search/paula-cannon/

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making episode #31 of The Ortho Show possible.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Steadfast in Adversity”

Dr Romeo shares a powerful and personal account of current events.
https://www.anthonyromeomd.com/

This episode is made possible by the support of Xiros North America makers of the Infinity Lock™ Button System, super fast, super simple, ACJ repair system. No corocoid drilling, high strength low stress, less time. Check out the Infinity Lock™ Button System and their other innovative orthopedic implants at www.xirosna.com

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Ortho Influencers”

Have you ever wondered where the energy to be a full time Orthopedic Surgeon and a full time entrepreneur comes from? Vinod Dasa and Scott Sigman seemingly never sleep. On this episode, these two passionate pioneers grant a look behind the curtain of their all in approach to advancing orthopedics.

This episode is made possible by the support of Xiros North America makers of the Infinity Lock™ Button System, super fast, super simple, ACJ repair system. No corocoid drilling, high strength low stress, less time. Check out the Infinity Lock™ Button System and their other innovative orthopedic implants at www.xirosna.com

Find our more about Dr Vinod Dasa at http://www.vinoddasamd.com/

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Physical Therapy Going Digital”

This is the third in our special limited series hosted by Scott Sigman.

It is often of crisis that new opportunities are born. Today on The Ortho Show we discover another emerging technology to help manage your patients. Digital delivery of Physical Therapy has seen its market acceptance rapidly accelerated. Guest host Dr. Scott Sigman talks with AMP recover CEO David Nichols to find out how we can help our patients remotely.

This episode is made possible by the support of OrthoLazer. FDA-cleared and patented technology treats the pain and inflammation associated with a wide variety of soft tissue injuries, nerve pain, arthritis and surgery with no known side effects.

Visit https://www.ortholazer.com/ for more information and see how you can incorporate OrthoLazer in to your treatment protocols.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Words of Wisdom”

Challenging us to look for opportunity in these toughest of times. Expert career advisor Mr. Joe Mullings joins guest host Dr. Scott Sigman for an interview that offers daring guidance that will serve those bold enough take it.


This episode is made possible by the support of OrthoLazer. FDA-cleared and patented technology treats the pain and inflammation associated with a wide variety of soft tissue injuries, nerve pain, arthritis and surgery with no known side effects.

Visit https://www.ortholazer.com/ for more information and see how you can incorporate OrthoLazer in to your treatment protocols.

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Community – “The Alt-AAOS Episode 3”

In this episode we explore a rarely covered but essential part of the orthopedic family, The Orthotist. We are talking to Orthotist, entrepreneur, and industry influencer Mr Spencer Doty. We discuss the effects of the current pandemic on orthopedics, elective surgeries, hospitals and clinics. Spencer describes how they are delivering care today and what the future holds. This was recorded last week and although not technically inline with our “Alt-AAOS” programming the content was too valuable not to post right away.

What is the “Alt-AAOS” series?

We, like you, had planned to be in Orlando to bring you interviews and happenings associated with this epic annual event. To do this we had proudly partnered with our first ever sponsor, Xiros. When the event cancelled we figured that was that, but Xiros generously continued to support our mission to “Advance patient care through the sharing of ideas and information” and the “Alt-AAOS” was born.
Thank you Xiros you rock!

Check out their innovative orthopedic implants at www.xirosna.com

Find out more about Spencer Doty at www.4activelife.com

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