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In a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology and American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons, the risk of joint infection from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative process.
Matthew Nugent, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Asante Rouge Regional Medical Center in Medford, Ore.
Philip A. Minotti, MD, an orthopedic specialist performed hip surgery on Connecticut State Senate president Martin M. Looney of New Haven, Conn., on June 15, the CT Post reports.
Here are five orthopedic surgeons in the news this week.
Lisa K. Cannada, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic traumatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

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Joseph Hance, MD, will retire from Bay Street Orthopedics, according to a Petoskey News report.
Christopher Jobe, MD, is joining the Oroville Orthopedic Group, according to an Oroville MR report.
Nicola S. Corbett is a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon at Oschner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Consumerism is creating demand for self-service in healthcare.
Douglas E. Stull, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery.
Robert J. Zehr, MD, performed the first total hip replacement at Naples, Fla.-based Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida on June 13.
These days, you can't turn on the TV or read the paper without hearing healthcare and the cost of healthcare being more than just a political issue — it has become a crisis for the country. Orthopedics, in particular, joint replacements have become a focus of the federal government. Joint replacements are putting unsustainable pressures on an already stressed system, and that is leading a number of forecasters and analysts to suggest that one of the fundamental ways to begin bending the cost curve is to shift joints to a lower cost outpatient environment.
James C. Wittig, MD, an orthopedic and oncology surgeon with Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center will be featured in New York Magazine for the ninth year in a row as one of New York Metros best orthopedic surgeons.
Leon E. Popovitz, MD, joins the International Association of HealthCare Professionals with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.
Continental Who's Who honored Kenneth J. Kaminski, MD, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the medical field.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with different methods, including open surgery and endoscopic surgery, according to Aiken Standard.
Lex S. Allen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedar City Hospital in Utah.
Here are five orthopedic surgeons in the news this week. 
Patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery with a high body mass index are more likely to experience complications, according to News Medical.
Pamela C. Luk, MD, is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon at the Alhambra Hospital Medical Center in Arcadia, Calif.
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