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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Robert Masson”

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When Matthew Ray Scott says this is the most interesting surgeon in the world, we have them on The Ortho Show. For the episode, we have spine surgeon Dr. Robert L. Masson, M.D., an internationally recognized neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery and sports spine medicine. As the founder of the Masson Spine Institute, he serves as Medical Director of the Orlando Health Health Central Central Hospital JCAHO accredited Spine Center of Excellence in West Orlando.

Dr. Masson performs surgery at the Masson Spine Institute (MSI) Outpatient Surgery Centers of Excellence in both Orlando, Florida and Park City, Utah, where patients and surgeons travel from all over the world for advanced micro-surgical spine surgery strategies, solutions, techniques, and training.

Topics include:

-Dr. Masson is our first neurosurgeon on The Ortho Show. He is a master marketer who developed a brand that attracts patients to him in a destination center as a sports spine surgeon.

-We discuss how he was inspired to open the Masson Spine Institute to serve his community and how it was a team effort with getting the center’s to where they are today.

-We hear about Dr. Masson’s holistic 360-degree approach with his patients regarding the entire continuum of spine care.

-Dr. Masson is the proud father of five, and has been married for 30 years. His family celebrates athletics and adventure sports, including as an accomplished prototype racer, finishing second place, along with his son, professional racer Kyle Masson in the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with Performance Tech Motorsports. Dr. Masson also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014.

Find out more about Dr. Robert Masson here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Christy Owenby”

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Christy Owenby is CEO & HEALTHCARE DIGITAL STRATEGIST at Moxy Company. She founded MOXY Company to assist physicians, medical practices, medical device companies and emerging startups in healthcare with marketing, consulting, social media, public relations, brand development, creative style, and so much more. Her greatest strengths are creativity, drive, and solid determination. Christy thrives on challenges, particularly those with the goal of revolutionizing healthcare marketing.

Topics include:

-Christy’s sage advice includes you can’t start too early as a medical school student or resident and never too old to start growing your social media following.
-We discuss how the different platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, can be utilized to promote your practice, as well as providing best practices for business etiquette on social media.
-We also discuss the need to be loud and clear in your goals on social media messaging.

Find out more about Christy Owenby and Moxy Company here.

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Hosted by Dr. Michael Redler – “Dr. Scott Sigman”

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We’re turning the tables and bringing you an interview with Dr. Scott Sigman. Dr. Michael Redler is our guest host for this switch-up and was a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, which merged with Connecticut Orthopaedics in 2018. He specializes in sports medicine as well as hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Scott A. Sigman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon providing comprehensive care to patients at Orthopedic Surgical Associates of Lowell since 1996.  Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Sigman possesses the skills and experience to diagnose and treat sports injuries and conditions affecting the knee and shoulder. In addition to his practice duties, he has served as the Team Physician for the US Ski Jump Team, and serves for the last 20 years as the Team Physician at UMASS Lowell, and is the past Chief of Orthopaedics at Lowell General Hospital.

Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman:

-He graduated cum laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University, where he played varsity lacrosse and was President of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.  He then received his medical degree as a cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

-Dedicated to furthering his training, he also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, during which he was responsible for the orthopaedic care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Angels, LA Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, LA Galaxy and USC football.

-Dr. Sigman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Faculty of Sports & Sports Medicine. This certificate is a culmination of his ongoing efforts to change the paradigm of postoperative pain management.

-How does he get it all done? He says it’s all about being efficient and setting reasonable goals. Find out in the episode what he does for 20 minutes every day to recharge.

-Why did he become an orthopedic surgeon? He injured his knee in 10th grade and looked up to local surgeon mentors in his area. There was no looking back after this injury and the rest is history in orthopedics.

-We discuss how private equity is the hot topic in orthopedics.

-We talk about he’s orthopreneurship with Ortholazer. It was born out of his desire for opioid-sparing alternatives and was an uphill battle to get the franchise to where it is today. We also discuss how laser therapy is now part of the recommendations in the AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee released in 2021. Lasers are listed in the AAOS guidelines as FDA-approved laser treatment may be used to improve pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The full AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee can be found here.

Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Matt Varacallo”

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Matthew Varacallo, MD, Director of Orthopedic Robotic Surgery, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and total joint reconstruction, accelerated rehabilitation protocols and functional return to sports after surgeries and procedures. During his Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Varacallo was on the team of physicians caring for the NCAA Division I Collegiate athletes and also worked as team physician for the 2019 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship team at Georgetown College. Today, Dr. Varacallo is team physician/surgeon for the DuBois Dream in the North American Basketball League (NABL) and Premier Basketball League (PBL).

A native of DuBois, Varacallo works alongside his brother, Dr. Christopher Varacallo, and the rest of the Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team with athletes and athletic trainers from the region’s school districts (DuBois, Brockway, Brookville, Clearfield, and St. Marys), along with the DuBois Dream and Penn State DuBois. 

Topics include:

-Does he sleep? He’s just three years into practice and operates four days a week, in the office one day and keeps things going with 10 physician extenders. He books 30-40 surgeries every week, which includes 10-12 joint replacements.

-We hear about his passion for his patients holistic experience and improving their overall medical conditions, including quitting smoking and weight loss to make them better prepared for surgery. His social media presence is about empowering patients with end-user stories and tools to be mentality prepared for their prehabilitation and intervention.

Find out more about Dr. Matt Varacallo here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Daniel Paull”

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Dr. Daniel Paull is an orthopedic surgeon in solo private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the Founder and CEO of Easy Orthopedics, which is disrupting the healthcare status quo by cutting out all the middlemen and delivering relationship-based care that values time. He was frustrated with the way medical care was being delivered and didn’t want an insurance company or hospital administrator telling him what to do, and getting in the middle of the relationships that he builds with patients. It’s a unique story about grit and sweat equity to start something new to help patients.

Topics include:

-We hear his story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Paull has degrees from NYU and University of Miami and completed residency from University of Toledo in Ohio.

-Dr. Paull is off the beaten path in a solo private practice. Dr. Paull travels to the patient’s house, hotel or office in the Colorado Springs area. He will also take office appointments, sees patient’s at other practitioner’s offices, and also has telehealth visits available. Dr. Paull is a believer in relationship-based medicine and is able to spend more time with his patients.

Find out more about Dr. Daniel Paull here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Eric Smith”

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Eric L. Smith, M.D., FAOA is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint replacement, reconstructive surgery and revision surgery of the hip and knee at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Dr. Smith is Chief of Arthroplasty at NEBH where he is involved in the clinical care of patients, research and teaching. Dr. Smith plays an active role in the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship Program, where he provides advanced training to physicians in adult reconstructive surgery. 

Topics include:

-He’s a remarkable guest and hear about his time growing up in California, including his love for hunting. He spent 10 years of active duty in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. We hear about how he received the Meritorious Service Medal and hear about his amazing history in his time of service.

-He’s part of an Orthopedic Surgeon duo and married to Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin. She is the Surgical Director, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health and Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

-Dr. Smith tells us what’s new in the world of total knee replacement for patients.

Find out more about Dr. Eric Smith here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Oke Anakwenze”

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Oke Anakwenze, MD, MBA is an orthopedic surgeon and Chief of shoulder surgery at Duke. He is one of the hardest working surgeons and on top of it all, also recently completed his MBA. We hear about his passion for education and being a mentor, which he learned from his own mentor, Dr. Bill Levine.

Topics include:

-He grew up in Nigeria until 13 years old. He was told his career options included doctor, lawyer or engineer and is what helped drive him to become an orthopedic surgeon.

-We hear all about how he got to where he is today at Duke. He attended University of California, Davis for undergraduate and went on to complete his medical education at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anakwenze then spent a year at Columbia University completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship. He then worked within the Kaiser system before venturing out to build his own surgical practice and outpatient joint replacement center. He also obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA.

-“The Oke Way”: Believe in yourself and go after it. We hear all about his drive, passion for continuous learning and importance of mentorship. He’s already thinking about what he wants his legacy to be in the under 40 club.

Find out more about Dr. Oke Anakwenze here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Jim Williams”

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We’re continuing to share amazing stories of orthopedic surgeons who are passionate about advancing patient care. Dr. Jim Williams joins us for this episode to discuss his recent retirement as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic (Euclid). During his career he served as assistant team physician for the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and as Head Team Physician at John Carroll University and many Cleveland area high schools. He is now the Chief Medical Advisor for Lazurite, who has developed a proprietary light and camera technology to create the modular ArthroFree™ wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery.

Topics include:

-Amazing fact that Dr. Williams is our first guest who has 5 generations of physicians in his family.

-We hear about the talk of the conference hall at AOSSM/AANA with ArthroFree. It also won The Ortho Show’s New Innovation award during the conference. The ArthroFree wireless system—surgical camera + receiver—is equipped with the Meridiem™ Light Engine (MLE™), and requires a fraction of the energy of comparable wired camera systems. The system is designed to simplify sterilization, decrease setup and breakdown times, and eliminate the need for the light source and the power source on the surgical tower. The ArthroFree wireless system will eliminate the hazards of fiber-optic cables, along with the need for camera cable management by surgical assistants. It’s close to hitting commercialization and have no doubt it will hit the stratosphere as soon as it’s available.

Find out more information about Dr. Jim Williams here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – Gary Herschman-EBG Law

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We’re doing a pivot away from orthopedics, but addressing one of the most important topics in orthopedics, which is private equity. It’s one of the hottest areas right now for orthopedic practices to join together to scale, create a bond and take back the mission of how healthcare is delivered. It’s an incredibly complex topic to give our listeners baseline information in under 30 minutes. Gary Herschman breaks it down for us and is a M&A regulatory attorney at EBG Law. When health care companies undergo a major strategic transaction through mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, partnerships, buyouts, or new affiliations, Gary Herschman drives these important transactions to a successful closing. 

Topics include:

-Why is private equity interested in orthopedics?

-The benefits and fallacies of private equity

-Interested in finding out more about private equity and transaction options? Check out the 4th Annual Physician Transactions Conference on March 24th in Chicago, IL.

Find out more about Gary Herschman here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Joseph Abboud”

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Dr. Joseph Abboud is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders at Rothman Orthopaedics Institute.  He is an internationally recognized authority on the treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders.  He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and has recently completed his four year term as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Rothman.  During this time he worked with the executive leadership team to oversee a time of tremendous organizational growth of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

Topics include:

-His path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon, including being born in Beirut, Lebanon and immigrating to the U.S. at 5 years old. He’s been in Philadelphia since 10 years old and is most proud of the fact that he has been caring for patients in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, and South Jersey since the late 90’s. 

-He discusses kicking off the inaugural meeting of Shoulder360™ as a course chair. The concept of the meeting is to provide a comprehensive shoulder course focusing on shoulder repair and reconstructive surgery. The course chair’s are keeping the education engaging with tapping into the culture of South Beach and adding judges with commentary and scoring to panel discussions.

-We hear about how he recently completed the General Manager program at Harvard Business School to help further his business acumen and his recent course completion on the MIT Sloan Blockchain Program.

-We discuss the future technology of shoulder surgery to include balloon spacer for patients with difficult rotator cuff repairs.

Find out more about Dr. Joseph Abboud here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Kevin Plancher”

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Kevin Plancher, MD, MPH is the Founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Cornell University in New York. In addition, Dr. Plancher is the Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT.

Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive knowledge in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and as a League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures including: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He is also an expert in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements procedures. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a paticular interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes.

Topics include:

-Dr. Plancher’s story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, along with shared experiences and overlap with Dr. Sigman.

-We hear about his sports medicine fellowship, including stories with previous fellow, Dr. Shariff Bishai.

-We discuss Dr. Plancher’s responsibilities being named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). The BOS brings together the leaders of the 23 musculoskeletal societies to address advocacy, continuing medical education, research, and membership, residency, and fellowship issues. It also serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and promotes unity and collaboration between specialty societies and the Academy.

-Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He is the founder of the “Orthopaedic Summit: Evolving Techniques”, (OSET) a national conference. Tune in to hear about the intriguing “Journal of Retraction” session held at OSET. Find out more about OSET here.

Find out more about Dr. Kevin Plancher here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Brett Sanders”

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Dr. Brett Sanders is an orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in shoulder, sports medicine, and upper extremity with a special interest in complex arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, TN.

We hear about Dr. Sanders path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon. A native of Nashville, Dr. Sanders attended college at the University of Virginia and subsequently attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and performed an Internship in general surgery and a Residency in orthopaedic surgery, both at Emory University. While at Emory, he was elected to the AOA Leadership Conference and provided sports medicine care for Georgia Tech and professional athletes.

Dr. Sanders completed fellowship training in shoulder and sports medicine at Harvard University with complementary training at the ALPS Institute in Annecy, France. He then performed a second fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Topics include:

-Dr. Sanders is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Tensor Surgical. Tensor Surgical was founded on the principle of “For Surgeons By Surgeons.” Tensor’s goal was to develop an instrumentation set with an emphasis on reproducible gold standard results while reducing overall time and cost in the OR. Tensor has sought and incorporated surgeon’s feedback, to continually improve and expand the capabilities of the Rotator Cuff Repair System, consisting of the reusable Tensor Tunneler and Suture Passer tools. Find more information on Tensor Surgical here.

-We also have an interesting discussion on orthobiologics and its use with patients.

Find out more about Dr. Brett Sanders here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. John Keggi”

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Dr. John Keggi is an attending orthopaedic surgeon in private practice at Orthopaedics New England. As a renowned expert in adult hip and knee reconstruction and with 30 years’ experience, Dr. Keggi is a frequently invited course instructor, lecturer, and presenter at universities and medical conferences around the country and internationally. He is also the author of book chapters and numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Topics include:

-Dr. Keggi and Dr. Sigman’s philosophy of putting patients first with opioid sparing strategies post-operatively.

-What is better in total hip replacements, anterior or posterior approach?

-Dr. Keggi’s utilization of computer navigation and robotics. He’s involved in a multi-center, prospective study on total knee replacements with 200 patients where 96% patients are satisfied after two years post-operatively using robotics and computer navigation surgeries.

-Advice to patients contemplating joint replacement. A surgeon’s experience is key with specialization.

Find out more about Dr. John Keggi here

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Rod Woodson”

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Does Rod Woodson need an introduction?! He played in the NFL for 17 years, with 10 years being with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a key member of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV championship team that beat the New York Giants. He is an NFL superstar as one of the greatest defensive players and named in the Top 100 NFL players of all time.

We discuss his family, faith and humility, amongst these other topics:

-Black and gold runs through his veins from his high school career at Fort Wayne Snider High School, playing college football at Purdue and professionally for 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers

-The dreaded three letters for any football player….A-C-L. He discusses his ACL injury while with the Pittsburgh Steelers, chondral defect in the opposing knee and ongoing issues with osteoarthritis now

-Being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, part of the Top 100 player list and being a part of the 75th NFL Anniversary Team

Find out more about Rod Woodson here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “BEAR”

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Martha Shadan, President and CEO of Miach Orthopaedics, Inc., joins us for this episode. She has more than three decades of experience in the life science industry as a business leader in a variety of both large and start-up organizations.

We hear about her industry experience as a leader. During 2018, Shadan served as global vice president of marketing at Smith & Nephew, a role she assumed after the company acquired Rotation Medical, where she was president and CEO. Shadan led Rotation Medical through FDA approval and commercialization of the Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant for rotator cuff tears (now known as REGENETEN™), as well as the company’s acquisition by Smith & Nephew in December 2017. Prior to joining Rotation Medical, she was the president of the Trauma Division at Zimmer where she managed the P&L for the global business. Shadan served at Covidien as vice president/general manager of Vascular Therapies and vice president/general manager of BioSurgery and Sports Surgery.

Topics include:

-Miach Orthopaedics’ proprietary, bio-engineered Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Restoration (BEAR®) Implant. They recently received FDA clearance and are moving towards commercialization in select areas shortly. It is a proprietary bio-engineered implant used to facilitate healing of the torn ACL. Unlike reconstruction, which is the current standard of care, the BEAR Implant does not require a second surgical wound site to remove a healthy tendon from another part of the leg or using a deceased donor’s tendon. The BEAR Implant acts as a bridge between the two ends of the torn ACL.

-We also discuss important advice for medical device listeners in their careers.

Find out more about Martha Shadan here and find out more about Miach Orthopaedics, Inc. here.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Air Traffic Control for Surgical Cases”

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Such a remarkable, entrepreneurial story! Joanna Geisinger Devin has worked in medical device sales for almost 10 years for companies such as Smith & Nephew and Zimmer. Early in her career, she realized the poor communication endemic in surgical scheduling, a problem she faced firsthand as a sales rep. In 2016, she left her position as a medical sales rep to receive her MBA at Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is now the Co-Founder and CEO of Torq Interface with its mission to revolutionize communication between hospitals and their vendors and to repurpose savings for enhanced patient care.

Topics include:

-Get creative to reach out to surgeons! Joanna had caricatures drawn of surgeons with music to get their attention. She personalized it to her surgeon’s to end the dread of being turned away at the front door.

-She left a fantastic position in medical sales to get her MBA and pursue her desire to be an entrepreneur. Listen to this amazing story!

-Torq Interface is like air traffic control for surgical cases. They are now in over 100 facilities and 24 states using Torq’s EHR-integrated platform to streamline surgical scheduling and eliminate back-and-forth emails, calls, and texts. They also have a simplified loaner tray management feature to gain visibility into the status of loaned equipment and track vendor compliance with pick-up and drop-off windows.

-Her vision with Torq with growing into ambulatory surgery centers to promote efficiencies and goal of 500 facilities in next 12 months.

-Advice for those considering starting a business.

Find out more about Torq Interface here.

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Education – “Follow the Fro”

Dr Scott Sigman is leading the charge in opioid sparing orthopedics and is on a mission to deliver his inspiring message to the broader orthopedic community. We were lucky enough to get a few moments with Dr Sigman and to be able to discuss what drove him to take up this cause and gather some of his key insights in to building an opioid free practice. If you feel inspired to do so, we encourage you to connect with Dr Sigman via social media and #followthefro. You’ll be glad you did.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening

Recorded live at the Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques conference 2019 https://orthosummit.com/

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Community – “Leaving Las Vegas”

Our final live(ish) episode from the 2019 Orthopaedic Summit. We wrap up by hearing from the events educational Director Stephanie Petterson and her thoughts on the importance of the open and honest sharing of information in order to advance patient care. Thanks again to all of our guests this week and looking forward to joining you all here again next year.

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Education – “Power to the PT”

OSET day three. There’s no doubt that Physical Therapists play an essential role in the successful outcomes of orthopedic patient care. Today we’re joined by a couple of influential PT’s and discuss their thoughts on improving patient compliance and the importance of the surgeon physio relationship. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.

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Education – “Top Guns”

It’s day two of our live show from the 2019 Ortho Summit. Today we had a chance to bring you some of the heavy hitters of the orthopedic industry. First up we hear from Professor Rene Verdonk. In addition to being a super nice chap, Prof’ Verdonk happens to be regarded as a thought leader in the treatment of meniscal injury. Then we hear from Dr Jack Farr, Dr Farr is here to share his extensive experience in cartilage repair. Some wise words are contained within these short few moments we had to share with these experts in their fields. Hope you enjoy the show.

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