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Matt Provencher: Shoulder Instability, Lessons Learned

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Matt Provencher Chief of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA6th Annual Augustus Thorndike, MD Lecture:
Shoulder Instability – Lessons Learned and Where are we in 2013?

CDR Matthew Provencher, MD MC USN
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA
Grand Rounds presented on November 21, 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Thomas Cha: Role of Specialists in Accountable Care Organizations

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Tom Cha at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MARole of Specialists in Accountable Care Organizations:An Example of Spinal Stenosis
Thomas Cha, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA
Grand Rounds presented on March 28, 2013 at the O’Keeffe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Johnson sets her sights on Sochi

Photograph of Dr Holly Johnson and Katey Stone, coach of the USA Olympics Womens Ice Hockey Team

Holly Johnson and Katey Stone (From the MGH Hotline)

Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, a Foot and Ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, will travel to Sochi, Russia on Feb. 1 to watch – and watch over – the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team. Named team doctor last spring, Johnson, a former hockey star at Harvard University, began actively working with players in September, dividing her time between the MGH and the ice.

Q. How are you and the team preparing for the Olympics?
A. The team is focused on their training and skating daily. They have been skating at the Edge Sports Center in Bedford since September and more recently at the Olympic-size ice-sheet at Belmont Hill School. In addition, they build and maintain strength and conditioning with trainers in Woburn. The athletes are focused on getting enough sleep, maximizing their nutrition and generally staying healthy in these last few weeks before our departure. At this point, I am getting organized to leave – making sure I have everything in place to keep the players safe and healthy and to be prepared for any injury or illness that may come up during our travels. Continue reading

Femoroplasty for Hip Fractures

figure from Femoroplasty for Hip Fractures posted by Arun Shanbhag in Trauma RoundsE Kenneth Rodriguez, MD, PhD is Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.


Hip fractures in geriatric patients are associated with mortality rates of 20-30% at one year. Many more patients experience significant loss of function and independence (1). The number of hip fractures worldwide was estimated at 1.7 million (1990) and is expected to rise to 6.3 million by 2050 (2). Continue reading

Jon JP Warner: Value-Driven Shoulder Care

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Jon JP Warner at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MAValue-Driven Shoulder Care: Alignment of Stakeholders
Jon JP Warner, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

Grand Rounds presented on October 31, 2013 at the O’Keeffe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Johnson first defense for U.S. Olympic team

pic Dr Holly Johnson of Mass General Hospital with Kate Buesser of the US Womens Hockey Team USAAnne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, grew up loving ice hockey. As a high school hockey star and then as captain of the Harvard University Women’s Ice Hockey Team, she always dreamed of one day playing in the Olympics.

Seventeen years later, Johnson, interim director of the Foot and Ankle Service in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, will pursue her Olympic dream in a different way. While her playing days are behind her, Johnson is still linked to the game she loves – as the team doctor for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team.“My path led me elsewhere personally, but professionally I am still connected to the sport, which has been a big part of my life,” says Johnson. Continue reading

Good As New: Guide to Total Hip Replacements

Here at Mass General, we are creating these patient guides for many of our top surgical procedures and services. This particular guide for a total hip replacement summarizes the entire joint replacement process at Massachusetts General Hospital. Includes: introduction to our care team, an explanation of treatment options, surgical preparation information, expectations after surgery and recovery at home. These Patient Guides also provide valuable information for patients’ family members.

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