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Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has formed Parkview Sports Medicine, a partnership designed to provide athletes with comprehensive care, according to a wane.com report.

Orthopedic surgeon Ronald Damani Howell, MD, has joined the medical staff of Oswego (N.Y.) Health, according to an Oswego County Today report.

Dr. David GeierDr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. He also serves as chairman of the Public Relations Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Christopher Passariello, MD, Jess G. Alcid, MD, Sripad H. Dhawlikar, MD, and Justin P. Kubeck, MD, of Ocean Orthopedic Associates, based in Toms River, N.J., have joined the Human Motion Institute of Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J.

Dr. David Geier For generations, a Tommy John injury spelled the end of a pitcher’s career. With the development of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, baseball players could return to throwing at a competitive level. Now most studies show rates for return to sports after Tommy John surgery between 80% and 90% for one year after surgery.

Dr. Jacofsky1. Focus on quality metrics. An orthopedics department must not only produce excellent outcomes, but it must also be able to produce tangible evidence of those outcomes. "In today's world, orthopedics departments need to be focused on outcomes and key performance indictors that drive efficiency and cost," says David J. Jacofsky, MD, president and CEO of Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute. Leaders in an orthopedic surgery department should spearhead the effort to benchmark and collect outcomes data that in turn drives the department's patient satisfaction, efficiency and cost savings.

Dr. David GeierDr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. He also serves as chairman of the Public Relations Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Wesley Cox, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, recently performed elbow surgery on professional golfer John Daly, according to a Golf Digest report.

Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich., has recently opened the Oakland Regional Orthopaedic & Hand Center. The center includes six exam rooms.

Answorth Allen, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, recently performed knee surgery on the New York Knicks guard and forward J.R. Smith at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, according to a CBS New York report.

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