Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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The business of orthopedics

Orthopedics Today, May 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Orthopedics Today has watched the increasing interest in coverage of the practical, nonclinical…
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Orthopedic generics: What can we learn from drug pricing?

Orthopedics Today, April 2006
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Rapidly rising prescription drug costs present problems for many patients and have led to three notable developments in the effort to hold down…
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Early diagnosis, intervention key to managing particulate damage

Orthopedics Today, April 2006
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas Jackson The longer an orthopedic surgeon is in practice, the more likely he or she will encounter a problem related to particulates in a
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Ethics and disclosure rules: Regulating human behavior?

Orthopedics Today, March 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor The medical meetings we attend and the medical journals we read have become more zealous in identifying…
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Current techniques do not obtain quality cartilage repair

Orthopedics Today, February 2006
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Lars Engebretsen, MD, has been a friend since we were young surgeons, and he is a well-known international contributor in orthopedics. He is
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'Peer-review:' What does it mean?

Orthopedics Today, February 2006
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Medical journals listed in Index Medicus must meet certain standards, including using a peer-review…
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Changing the face of orthopedic surgeons—a slow process

Orthopedics Today, January 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor The incentive for me to write this column came during a recent surgical case while we were waiting for…
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Looking back on 2005: A year that offered challenges, accomplishments

Orthopedics Today, December 2005
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Orthopedics Today is completing another year — our 25th — bringing our reader-friendly scientific…
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How can we rationalize our health care system?

Orthopedics Today, November 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor As a provider of health care, a purchaser of health insurance for my family, and a small-business…
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Authorization, review and denial: what does it mean?

Orthopedics Today, September 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor It’s happening more and more — have you seen it yet? An official notice arrives stating that your…