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09/13/2013: Johnson first defense for U.S. Olympic team
Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, interim director of the Foot and Ankle Service in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, has been named the team doctor for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team.
Matthew T. Provencher, MD, has been appointed chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation
U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.
05/06/2013: Treating Aching Feet
Do you suffer from sore feet? Read what Dr. Johnson, Interim Director of the Foot and Ankle Service, suggests for treating sore feet in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
01/19/2013: 4th Annual Sacral Tumor Study Group Conference
The 4th Annual Sacral Tumor Study Group Conference, a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, took place on January 19, 2013.
11/09/2012: A special first dance
As a child suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, Marcela Gaviria complained to her surgeon, Dempsey Springfield, MD, that she would never get married.
07/17/2012: Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll
Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the number one spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list.
06/08/2012: MGH opens Sports Performance Center
The Mass General Orthopædics Sports Performance Center, which opened June 4 next to Gillette Stadium at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place in Foxborough.
This state-of-the-art facility combines the most advanced 3-D biomechanical imaging technology with the clinical expertise of Massachusetts General Hospital.
05/21/2012: Study finds surgical residents often fatigued
A study involving 27 orthopedic surgery residents suggests that surgical residents are often fatigued during their awake time, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication.
Two MGH departments have joined together to redesign the way care is offered to senior patients with bone fractures.
12/23/2011: Santa’s sleigh stops at MGHfC
‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the inpatient pediatric units at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), children were cheering because Santa Claus had come with presents galore.
07/19/2011: MGH ranks #2 in nation
MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings
06/17/2011: Free Health & Fitness Expo
All are invited to attend the fifth annual Boston Health & Fitness Expo hosted by Partners HealthCare and WHDH-7News June 25 and 26 at the Hynes Convention Center.
Dr. Young-Min Kwon honored with Kappa Delta Investigator Award for outstanding research in Orthopaedic surgery.
02/11/2011: In General: Jain and Kwon
MGH Hotline 02.11.11 In General awards and honors
02/09/2011: Mass General Hospital Physicians make “The List”
Boston Magazine recognizes 134 MGH physicians on its annual list of top doctors in the Boston area.
12/23/2010: Orthopædics staff make festive delivery
MGH Hotline 12.24.10 Just as snow began to fall in Boston on Dec. 20, Santa Claus and his elves arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) to deliver gifts to pediatric patients on the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit, Ellison 17 and 18, the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
12/17/2010: In General 12.17.10
MGH Hotline 12.17.10 In General Awards and Honors
10/08/2010: MGH hosts president of Latvia
MGH Hotline 10.08.10 Hundreds of clinical and research fellows train at the MGH each year and go on to achieve great things in their careers. One former fellow, who trained in the MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the early 1990s, is the current President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers.
10/08/2010: Racing for the cure
MGH Hotline 10.08.10 Nearly 6,000 runners and walkers participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Boston on Sept. 25.
10/01/2010: MGH surgeons play for charity
MGH Hotline 10.01.10 Being skilled and dexterous with their hands is required of surgeons, who daily use special instruments that most people would never have the opportunity to handle.
08/13/2010: In General Awards and Honors 8.13.10
MGH Hotline 8.13.10 In General Awards and Honors
08/06/2010: Sports medicine experience
MGH Hotline 08.06.10 Only weeks after the dedication of the Dinesh G. Patel, MD, Arthroscopy Learning Laboratory, the lab’s resources are already being put to good use.
08/06/2010: A special bond
MGH Hotline 08.06.10 This summer, one MGH physician traded his white coat for a suit jacket and his stethoscope for a wedding ceremony script when he officiated the wedding of one of his longtime patients.
07/02/2010: MGH honors pioneer in arthroscopic surgery
MGH Hotline 07.02.10 Dinesh G. Patel, MD, chief of MGH Arthroscopic Surgery, is widely recognized as a world pioneer in the field of arthroscopic surgery -- a minimally invasive procedure that uses an endoscope and specially designed surgical instruments to examine and treat damage to a joint.
MGH Hotline 4.30.10 THE MGH has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for both spine surgery and knee and hip replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Running a marathon was Alfred Buccilli's dream growing up in Revere, Mass.
04/13/2010: Life as a Red Sox team physician
The Sports Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation to injured recreational, amateur and professional athletes—and non-athletes—at all levels of activity.
04/12/2010: Young Pitchers and Injuries: Throwing Overboard
Athletes, even Little Leaguers, are often accustomed to expecting some type of injury or discomfort from their sport, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sports Medicine Service explore how trauma injuries—like strains, sprains and overuse—can be avoided.
MGH Hotline 4.12.10 When he saw the tragic events unfold in Haiti, MGH Urology resident Audley Osbourne, MD, could not simply witness the devastation without doing something to help.
01/15/2010: The MGH responds to Haiti earthquake
In the hours and days following the Haiti earthquake, Mass General has mobilized to offer assistance to those affected by disaster -- both the victims in Haiti and their family members and friends in the Mass General community who are struggling to cope with the ordeal.
01/08/2010: Henry Mankin, MD, recognized
Henry Mankin, MD, an honorary staff member of the MGH Department of Orthopædics, the Edith M. Ashley Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and a professor at the MGH Institute for Health Professions, has been selected the recipient of the 2010 Orthopædic Research Society/Orthopædic Research and Education Foundation (ORS/OREF) Distinguished Investigator Award.
01/08/2010: Athletes and concussions: Knowing the ImPACT
Concussions are common injuries in young athletes. Despite the inherent dangers, however, they often go undiagnosed. To better monitor and enable proper treatment of concussions, staff at the Sports Medicine Service at Mass General are sponsoring new, innovative diagnostic software known as "ImPACT."
12/18/2009: Santa's sleigh stops at MGHfC
MGH Hotline 12.18.09 Santa Claus and his helpers made an early trip from the North Pole Dec. 14 to bring holiday cheer and gifts to the young patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
12/18/2009: In General
MGH Hotline 12.18.09 In General awards and honors
11/20/2009: Recognizing an MGH innovator
MGH Hotline 11.20.09 In 1970, William Harris, MD, DSC, director emeritus of the MGH Harris Biomaterials and Biome-chanics Laboratory, established the Advances in Arthroplasty course
09/25/2009: Back to the music
MGH Hotline 9.25.09 Ramiro Sosa travelled from his home country of Argentina to Miama, Fla., to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional guitar player.
07/31/2009: In General awards and honors
MGH Hotline 07.31.09 In General awards and honors
05/29/2009: MGPO physicians honored
MGH Hotline 05.29.09 The recipients of the Brian A. McGovern, MD, Award for Clinical Excellence were announced May 16 at the MGPO Annual Physician Recognition Dinner.
04/24/2009: Boston Health & Fitness Expo returns
MGH Hotline 4.24.09 Channel 7 NBC/CW 56 and Partners HealthCare plan to pack the Hynes Convention Center once again this summer as they come together to present the third annual Boston Health & Fitness Expo June 27 and 28 from 10 am to 5 pm with a mission to improve the health and wellness of the community
02/27/2009: Collaborating for a new health care center
MGH's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Services at the new Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place, a multispecialty ambulatory health care center in Foxboro, opened Feb. 2
12/19/2008: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Mass General Researchers Put Their Stamp on Joint Arthroplasty
Marking the 10 year anniversary of the first clinical use of highly cross-linked polyethylene
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On June 7th, 2013 from 3 pm – 7 pm at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Leventhal Conference Room, the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma (HOT) Service will host the Third Annual Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Research Day.
10/25/2011: 41st Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course: Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based Medicine
41st Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course: Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based Medicine - Early Intervention to Complex Reconstructions
04/04/2011: Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians
This course teaches front line providers the basics of diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal illness and when to refer.
Patients with severe shoulder arthritis are unable to move their arms through the full range of motion and consequently are unable to perform many activities of daily living. For these patients, total shoulder replacement is a proven surgical procedure relieving their pain, recovering their range of motion and allowing them to return to their active lifestyles. In this video, Dr JP Warner goes through the necessary examination and the surgical technique. He also points out that in 98% of the patients this is a very successful, proven procedure.
The Austrian, Swiss, German Traveling Fellowship is a program that was started in 1978 when the Austrian, Swiss and German Orthopaedic Associations sponsored a tour for four young orthopaedic surgeons to travel to Britain, the United States and Canada. In 1984, the American Orthopaedic Association became involved. Now one Austrian, one Swiss and two German orthopaedists tour during odd years, and one Canadian, one British and two American orthopeadists tour during even years.
The President of the Republic of Latvia, Dr. Valdis Zatlers visited the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on September 28, 2010. President Zatlers is an orthopaedic surgeon and completed his Fellowship training in the early 1990s at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Sports Medicine Service. He was mentored by Dr. Bertram Zarins, MD, who currently is Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Service. The President toured the Sports Medicine Center along with the Latvian ambassador to the United States, Mr. Andrejs Pildegovics, MGH President, Dr. Peter Slavin and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Harry Rubash.