Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

Commentary

CMS proposal represents critical initiative to provide best care possible

Orthopedics Today, August 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The Federal Register recently published a CMS notice about potential changes to the inpatient-only list for surgical procedures. CMS has proposed…
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Physician-rating websites do not reflect quality, outcome of care

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Benedict U. Nwachukwu, MD, MBA
Within health care, there has been a greater emphasis on transparency and the improvement of the quality of care. Health care reform measures from…
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Stem cell therapy presents strong hype, weak science

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Stem cell therapy has rapidly become a publicly recognized treatment for all types of musculoskeletal conditions, including tendinopathies, tendon…
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Physician-owned hospitals have positive impact on communities

Orthopedics Today, May 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Issues related to the delivery of health care in the United States are front-page news almost every day. Concerns about the possible repeal of the…
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Strategies to optimize surgeon education are vital

Orthopedics Today, April 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Rachel M. Frank, MD
Educating surgeons is a complex task that has evolved during the past several decades. With the near-constant influx of publications and…
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Welcome to the new Orthopedics Today

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Print and electronic media can provide tremendous value to an orthopedic surgeon’s life by enhancing the ability to stay up-to-date on patient…
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Put new technology into practice, but understand true outcomes

Orthopedics Today, February 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In August 2016, Seth Maness, a Major League Baseball relief pitcher, underwent a repair and augmentation of his injured ulnar collateral ligament of…
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Now is the time to define priorities, work to represent interests of all orthopedic surgeons

Orthopedics Today, January 2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The AMA was founded in 1847 to represent the values and opinions of practicing physicians in the United States. As a collective voice of more than…
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Take time to work on the foundations of life

Orthopedics Today, December 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
When a year comes to an end, we often reflect on what has happened during the year and hope for good things in the coming year. For many, we are…
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Prioritize efforts to develop a patient- and physician-centric solution to health care reform

Orthopedics Today, November 2016
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
As we go to press with the November issue of Orthopedics Today, the United States is in the final 2 weeks of a presidential campaign that has been…