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Regina Herzlinger: Innovating in Health Care

Regina Herzlinger presents Grand Rounds on Innovating in Health Care at Mass General OrthopaedicsInnovating in Health Care
Regina Herzlinger, DBA
Harvard Business School
Boston, MA.

Grand Rounds presented on January 15th, 2015 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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Trauma Care in the Himalayas

David Lhowe Trauma Surgeon at Mass General Hospital David Lhowe, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma and Hip & Knee Replacement surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Sandwiched between its gigantic neighbors, China and India, the tiny nation of Bhutan is making a rapid transition from an isolated kingdom to a modern Asian democracy. Its 600,000 residents are almost exclusively Buddhist, and are dispersed over a landscape that remains largely forested with relatively little arable terrain. The population clusters in valleys, separated by Himalayan mountain barriers which have only recently become connected by two-lane roads. Through most of its history the country has been isolated from even its closest neighbors, and has only opened to Western tourists in the last 20 years. While visiting Bhutan from the United States is now possible it doesn’t come cheaply. The Bhutanese government charges US citizens a substantial daily tax for the duration of their visits. Continue reading

Holly Johnson: Sochi 2014 – Dreams & Heartbreaks

Dr Holly Johnson presents Grand Rounds on Team USA Hockey, Sochi at Mass General OrthopaedicsSochi 2014 – Dreams & Heartbreaks
A Holly Johnson, MD
Foot & Ankle Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA.

Grand Rounds presented on September 25th, 2014 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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Jenna Galloway: Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine in Orthopaedics

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Jenna Galloway at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine in Orthopaedics

Jenna Galloway, PhD
Musculoskeletal Genetics & Regenerative Biology
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Grand Rounds presented on May 15, 2014 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Orthopedic Trauma Initiative Launched

Mark Vrahas Mass General Trauma Surgeon Mark Vrahas, MD is the Chief of Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Vice Chairman of the MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


In March 2014, Harvard Medical School welcomed the Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative as part of an elite group of twenty-two Institutes, Centers, Divisions and Initiatives. We are proud to be part of this group and our new name is reflected in our updated masthead. The primary purpose of this Initiative is to foster collaboration amongst the orthopedic trauma services at all four Harvard Teaching Hospitals in Boston: Mass General, Children’s, Brigham and Women’s, and Beth Israel Deaconess. This effort (and a long effort it was) formalizes our dedication to ensuring excellent educational opportunities in musculoskeletal trauma for HMS students, our HCORP Residents, and Fellows in the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Program. As a group, our trauma surgeons will work together to develop clinical pathways, collaborate on clinical research, and be – in large part because of our size – the premier research center nationally and internationally. Continue reading

25th Annual Smith Day & Inaugural Jupiter International Forum

25th Annual Smith Day; May 30, 2014
Inaugural Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Forum; May 31 – June 1, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge

Organized by: Hand & Upper Extremity Service,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Written by: Teun Teunis, MD,PhD student from The Netherlands


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Achilles Tendonitis: Moderation and Stretching can Keep it at Bay

If you are active in sports, you may have experienced discomfort or soreness in your Achilles (uh-KIL-eez) tendon at one time or another, or you may have heard one of your friends complain about Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendon connects the large calf muscles to the back of your heel. If you trace your finger along the back of your leg staring at the heel and moving upward toward the knee, you will appreciate both the Achilles tendon as well as the calf muscles, which pull on it from above.
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