The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has announced the appointment of Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, as its 42nd and first female president.
Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich., has opened a 3,000-square-foot, six-exam room orthopedic hand treatment center, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report.
Michael Patzakis, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus. He completed his internship and residency at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Dr. Patzakis completed his arthritis surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Patzakis served on the faculty of the University of Southern California for 43 years and served as the chairman of orthopedics for 21 years. He is currently an emeritus professor of USC.
Samuel Kline, MD, board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon, is in private practice with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists. He practices at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Kline is a member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. He received his medical degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Kline completed both his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He completed his fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center in Baltimore.
The U.S. market for sports medicine and orthopedic soft tissue repair surpassed $1.5 billion in 2012, according to a Reportlinker report.
Executive Director of Laser Spine Institute Arizona Patricia Graham, BSN, RN, talks about eight ways her spine center strives to make a better patient experience.
Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in practice with OrthoBethesda in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Bhattacharyya focuses on joint replacement, fracture care, pelvis and acetabulum injuries, general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma. He completed his fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Bhattacharyya also serves as the head of clinical orthopedic research at the National Institute of Health.
Today, James Andrews, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will perform elbow surgery on the Baltimore Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun.
In a recent retrospective study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, researchers studied the outcomes of 211 carpal tunnel release cases from 1996 to 2000.