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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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Anthony Romeo: Innovations of Shoulder Arthroplasty

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Tony Romeo Orthopaedics at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Innovations of Shoulder Arthroplasty: What’s changed” What will we do about it?

Anthony Romeo, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Grand Rounds presented on March 27, 2014 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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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
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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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Robert Peloquin: Redefining Anesthesia in the Age of Accountable Care

Grand Rounds Video of Robert Peloquin at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MARedefining Anesthesia in the Age of Accountable Care
Robert Peloquin, MD
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Grand Rounds presented on April 19, 2012 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Treating Injuries from the War Zone

George Dyer, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston; Director of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a member of the Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service.

Trevor Owen, MD, is our graduating trauma fellow. He is joining the faculty of the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon.


Introduction
In late October 2011, 22 rebels injured during the Libyan Civil War were admitted to Spaulding Hospital in Salem, MA. Our Trauma team provided care to six patients with complex nonunions, malunions, and nerve injuries. This opportunity allowed us to apply techniques we use for more routine care to severe wartime injuries and their sequelae. It showed us how the careful practice of surgical principles can be effective, even when treating devastating injuries. Continue reading

Harvard Advances in Arthroplasty 2012

Harvard Medical School Advances in Arthroplasty Course

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Tim Ferris: ACOs, AQC, Managing Trend

Tim Ferris at the Mass General Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds ACOs, AQC, Managing TrendACOs, AQC, Managing Trend: What Does It All Mean?
Timothy Ferris, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Grand Rounds presented on Feb 16, 2012 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Mass General at the ORS & AAOS 2012

Orthopaedic doctors and research scientists at the Mass General Hospital are recognized for their clinical and translational research expertise. Our doctors and scientists publish nearly 100 papers each year with many more book chapters and books. Much of our research gets presented at premier society meetings around the world. The Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons are the two largest society meeting and each year many of our scientists and physicians attend and present their research and clinical findings there.

Here is a complete list of papers presented by our scientists and physicians at the 2012 Orthopaedic Research Society (San Francisco, CA, Feb 4-7, 2012) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (San Francisco, CA, Feb 7-11, 2012). An impressive list and congratulations to all presenters.


Mass General presentations at the ORS 2012


Mass General presentations at the AAOS 2012

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants: Integral members of your healthcare team.

Nurse Practitioner Anne Fiore educates a patient about his upcoming surgery; Mass General Hospital Orthopedics Arun Shanbhag
Nurse Practitioner Anne Fiore educates a patient about his upcoming surgery.

During a visit to our doctor’s offices, patients will likely be treated by several members of our professional staff, including Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). Patients often ask how NPs and PAs are involved in their care and what training they have.

NPs and PAs are highly skilled, licensed professionals, who practice medicine with physician supervision. They are an integral part of every medical and surgical practice and coordinate peri-operative and inpatient care of our patients.
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