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Guidelines for DVT Prophylaxis

Marilyn Heng Trauma SurgeonMarilyn Heng, MD, FRCSC, is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Michael Weaver Trauma SurgeonMichael Weaver, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, and Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also Director of the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Program. Continue reading

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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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

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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Richard Scott: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Richard Scott at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MAUnicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
Richard Scott, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital,
Boston, MA

Grand Rounds presented on February 21, 2013 at the O’Keeffe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Geriatric Fracture Patient Co-management

Michael Weaver Trauma SurgeonMichael Weaver, MD is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.


In the United States, hip fractures represent a significant medical burden. The annual cost of caring for geriatric patients with hip fractures is $10 – 15 billion. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, the number of patients with hip fractures is expected to rise dramatically. The rate of mortality at one year in this patient population runs between 12 and 37% (1). Continue reading

Hany Bedair: Diagnosis and Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

Grand Rounds Video of Dr Hany Bedair at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MADiagnosis and Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infections
Hany Bedair, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

Grand Rounds presented on November 29, 2012 at the O’Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Continue reading