Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Develop a clear vision of what is most important for personal satisfaction, happiness

Orthopedics Today, December 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Finding a job as an orthopedic surgeon is not difficult. Many factors play a role in the available opportunities, including areas with physician…
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Core to selecting a fellowship should be desire to expand intellectual, surgical skills

Orthopedics Today, November 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Each November, orthopedic residents take the Orthopedic In-training Examination. After months of preparation, residents spend a Saturday morning…
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Be part of disruptive innovation to control costs, transform health care

Orthopedics Today, October 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Last month, the merger of two of Chicago’s largest hospital systems, Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem, was publicly…
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Stressors of life require understanding, extra effort to mitigate their impact

Orthopedics Today, September 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Last month, a famous actor and comedian who was born in Chicago 63 years ago took his own life. Many people were shocked to learn that this man, who…
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Orthopedic surgeons should address challenges of youth sports from a team approach

Orthopedics Today, July 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
From the time children can interact with the world around them, they not only challenge themselves physically, but also work to master challenges…
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Concept of ‘benefit to patients’ offers a unique set of challenges

Orthopedics Today, June 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Every day we manage patients based on what we have learned and experienced in clinical practice. We are obligated to provide the best care available…
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Orthopedic surgeons need to set expectations, provide patients with hope after poor results

Orthopedics Today, May 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
There is constant growth of information, tools and technology to help orthopedic surgeons provide patients with the best nonsurgical and surgical…
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Develop a personal process to integrate new ideas, techniques into patient care

Orthopedics Today, April 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Hip arthroscopy has become the most exciting new arthroscopic procedure among practicing orthopedic surgeons. The number of patients who underwent…
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We have a responsibility to promote healthy lifestyle programs

Orthopedics Today, March 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The epidemic of obesity and how it affects orthopedic care are well-recognized problems. A self-centered view raises concerns about our ability to…
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Orthopedic surgeons should embrace the treatment of osteoporosis

Orthopedics Today, February 2014
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone mass and density. The World Health Organization defines osteoporosis as a bone mineral density of 2.5…