The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons elected Nickolas Garbis, MD, to the society.
Here are 23 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news this week:
David C. Geier, MD, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Sports Medicine Specialists is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist.

4. Dr. Frederick Surbaugh dies — 4 notes

Written by Adam Schrag | Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:02
Frederick L. Surbaugh, MD, of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, according to a Magic Valley Times-News report.
Koco Eaton, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Eaton Orthopaedics in the Tampa Bay area.
Orthopedic surgeon James A. Slough, MD, of Excelsior Orthopaedics in Amherst, N.Y. will be included in the upcoming publication of The Leading Physicians of the World.
G. Thomas Frazier, MD, returned to Little Rock, Ark.-based UAMS as an orthopedic surgeon, according to an Arkansas Business report.
Michael J. Chmell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at OrthoIllinois in Rockford.

9. Dr. Thomas Finnegan dies at 72

Written by Adam Schrag | Monday, 13 February 2017 23:09
Orthopedic surgeon, Thomas L. Finnegan, MD, has passed away in his hometown of Manitowoc, Wis., according to Sauk Valley.  
Michael Redler, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center's Connecticut offices.
With more than 8 million Americans currently living with severe arthritis and with half of all joint replacements today performed on patients under the age of 65, it is clear that the need for joint replacement will continue to increase. This coupled with the increasing costs of joint replacement care is demanding that surgeons and other stakeholders work together to develop new solutions; solutions that improve care, improve the patient experience, and reduce cost.

12. Humanitarian award honors Dr. David Watt — 4 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Saturday, 11 February 2017 07:33
Northwestern Medicine in Chicago has honored David Watt, MD, with its 2017 humanitarian award, according to a Patch report.
Ralph J. Napolitano Jr., DPM, will join OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio.
Hillary Becker, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D.
A study found that women have a higher likelihood to require OA-related healthcare in the 12 months before their total knee arthroplasty operation.
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news this week:
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons' Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research is returning to Wolters Kluwer, its original and long-term publisher.
Joshua Lindsey, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon currently serving as director of The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health in Platteville, Wis.

19. Retired Kentucky-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Stevens dies

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 08 February 2017 22:50
David Stevens, MD, died at 87 years old on Feb. 6, 2017, according to Lexington Herald Leader.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that older men with diabetes have increased levels of bone marrow fat, a factor that ultimately impacts their risk of suffering fractures, according to an Osteoporotic Fractures in Men study.
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