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BLOG: Stages of a ‘hero’s journey’: finding bliss as a medical care provider

May 25, 2015

The word “hero,” from Greek, literally means “defender” or “protector.” This month’s blog is dedicated to all of those in The United States Armed Forces who have given their lives for the protection of this nation. The term “hero” is oft overused in modern culture. To those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country, you have given new definition to the word hero. You have given up the comforts of civilian life and volunteered to defend us all and paid with your life. “Thank you” does not come close to the gratitude you all deserve.

This Memorial Day, I ask all those who read this to please take a moment to think of your fellow citizens who have died in service to the United States of America. Happy Memorial Day.

In the Journals

Conventional pedicle screw placement remains safe and accurate

May 25, 2015
Conventional methods for placing pedicle screws remain safe and accurate, especially within the lower lumbar and sacral spine, according to findings in a recently…
Keith Kaye In the Journals

Boosting prevention efforts could reduce S. aureus prosthetic joint infections

May 24, 2015
Postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections were rare in a study of patients who underwent insertion of knee or hip prostheses, but hard-to-treat MRSA …

Berman named IlluminOss VP of Clinical Affairs

May 24, 2015
IlluminOss Medical recently announced Amy Orlick Berman as the company’s new vice president of clinical affairs.Joining the company from Cordis, Johnson &…

VQ announces new OA solution

May 23, 2015
VQ OrthoCare recently announced the OActive 2, the company’s newest osteoarthritis solution.Designed to aid patients with all grades of osteoarthritis (OA)…
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Feature Article

Computerized Virtual Surgery Planning for ORIF of Proximal Humeral Fractures

Orthopedics, May 2015, Volume 38 Issue 5
The authors evaluated the effectiveness of computerized virtual planning for open reduction and internal fixation…
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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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