Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Sex matters for orthopedic studies

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In the 1970s, American psychologists defined clear differences in the definition of gender vs. sex. The term “gender” was introduced in…
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Be part of the health care debate in 2020

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The last decade of health care has seen incredible changes, beginning with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The law has been…
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Plan to work together better in 2020

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
As we reflect on 2019, we should be grateful for the people who support our work and appreciate how our relationships with patients, friends and…
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Be honest, kind in discussion of social determinants of health

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Social determinants of health are environmental factors that can be modified to improve a patient’s ability to manage musculoskeletal disease…
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Balance innovation and patient care

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Improved understanding of orthopedic conditions combined with advances challenge orthopedic surgeons to use the newest technology. Combined with the…
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Focus on the value, rewards of physician-patient relationships

Orthopedics Today, September 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Studies of burnout, depression and dissatisfaction among physicians share one common theme – the problem arises from the environment in which…
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Vacations offer a way to a better life

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In August, many Europeans take extended vacations. Businesses and government offices close, and millions travel to sunny destinations in the…
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Culturally competent care is the most effective care

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Care that is understanding of the diverse characteristics of each patient, including but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation…
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Be committed to stem cell therapy

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The promise of stem cell therapy is attractive. Through relatively simple and minimally invasive methods, physicians can harvest pluripotent cells…
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Maintain integrity from the podium

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Conflicts of interest are abundant throughout orthopedics. Many orthopedic surgeons are well-recognized by the orthopedic community as the…