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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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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Demystifying Orthopedic Telemedicine”

Grappling to adjust to remote orthopedics? In the first of our guest hosted series “The Ortho Show with Dr Scott Sigman” Scott connects with Dr Mike Greiwe, CEO of OrthoLive. Mike was pioneering orthopedic telemedicine before the rest of us had ever imagined such a thing. Now his insights and experience are exactly what we need.

A big time thank you to our sponsor!
This episode of The Ortho Show is brought to you in partnership with OrthoLazer.
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer both patients and their orthopedic doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. 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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Education – “The Alt-AAOS Episode 2”

The Alt-AAOS continues today with Dr William Levine from Columbia Orthopedics in New York.
Dr Levine had a presentation planned for Orlando discussing “Navigating the challenges of mentoring in today’s environment”. If you’re a leader in any area of the orthopedic industry, or if you have aspirations to be a leader, Dr Levine has some valuable guidance for you.

https://www.columbiaortho.org/profile/william-n-levine-md

This episode of the Ortho Show “Alt-AAOS” is brought to you by Xiros North America. Xiros are excited to be launching their new Infinty-Lock Button system, a super simple, super fast, ACJ repair system. No coracoid drilling, high strength, low stretch, less time. Check out the the Infinty-Lock and Xiros’s other new innovations at

https://www.xirosna.com

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Education – “The Alt-AAOS Episode 1”

For the first time in our short history we had decided to work with a sponsor, an orthopedic company by the name of Xiros, to make the AAOS episodes possible. When the Academy took the wise decision to cancel we figured that was that, but Xiros, to their credit, said we should go ahead anyway and they very generously wanted to continue to support our newly dubbed “Alternative or Alt-AAOS Episodes” a collection of interviews from surgeons who had intended to deliver presentations in Orlando, bringing you their key message here on the Ortho Show.

This episode of the Ortho Show “Alt-AAOS” is brought to you by Xiros North America. Xiros are excited to be launching their new Infinty-Lock Button system, a super simple, super fast, ACJ repair system. No coracoid drilling, high strength, low stretch, less time. Check out the the Infinty-Lock and Xiros’s other new innovations at

www.xirosna.com

In this first Alt AAOS episode we talk with Dr Jorge Chahla from Rush University Medical Center. We cover biologics and knee ligament reconstruction, two of the topics he was scheduled to discuss at the Academy meeting.

www.jorgechahlamd.com

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