Monthly Archives - August 2016

GE Healthcare and NBA provide analytical data on common spine injuries: 4 thoughts

The NBA and GE Healthcare are issuing a call for proposals for researchers in orthopedics, sports medicine, radiology and other disciplines asking for research and evidence based treatments on myotendinous injuries.

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Top 5 Spots for Medical Tourism

Approximately 1.4 million Americans are expected to travel outside the U.S. for medical care in 2016, according to Patients Beyond Borders.

Medical tourism has gained popularity in recent years as people across the world look to access less expensive or better quality medical treatment.

From Asia to Latin America, below are five of the most popular medical tourism destinations, according to The Huffington Post.

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Columbia
  3. Mexico
  4. Malaysia
  5. Thailand

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Doctors are trying to make In Vitro Fertilization Cheaper

Doctors have spent decades trying to make IVF more effective. Now they are trying to make it cheaper. Read about it in The Economist article “An arm and a leg for a fertilised egg”.

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Spine Intervention Society 2016 European Congress

Current Trends in Spine Interventions

Who: Spine Intervention Society
What: 2016 European Congress
When: 21-23 October 2016
Where:  Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon, Portugal

Register Now and Join Your Colleagues in Lisbon for the 2016 European Congress
Download the Preliminary Programme

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2017 Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendar

Who: Texas Orthopaedic Association
What: 2017 Annual Meeting
Where: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, Texas
When: May 5-6, 2017

texas-orthopaedic-conference-2017For the first time in over five years, the Texas Orthopaedic Association will return to the Dallas area.

The Joule is a luxury, Neo-Gothic hotel that was built in 1927 in downtown Dallas.  The hotel features two restaurants popular with Dallas residents and a subterranean bar.

The sponsor prospectus will be released in September. We will include several new sponsor opportunities for our Platinum sponsors in 2017 to present on their product or any topic of their choice during Friday’s lunch.  Please contact TOA ( if this would interest you.  It will be limited to several sponsors.

More details regarding the 2017 agenda can be found here.

Persistent Pain After a Knee Replacement?

Do you have patients who experience persistent pain after a knee replacement?

Dr. Timothy Lubenow, Anesthesiologist & Professor of Anesthesiology at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, faced that familiar problem with his patient, Barbara Ford and turned to COOLIEF* Cooled RF. “It was a pain management problem at that point, which is why I recommended the COOLIEF* procedure1,” explains Dr. Lubenow. “The COOLIEF* procedure is designed to destroy the nerve fibers that innervate the inner portion of the knee joint1.”

Barbara Ford talks about how she got “99% of pain relief within fifteen minutes of coming out of anesthesia1” and how it was the best day of her life! Listen to her emotional story!

Barbara Ford video SHORT

Pain Medicine Symposium 2016

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Pain Medicine Symposium 2016

Who: New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians
What: Pain Medicine Symposium 2016: Evolving Advanced Pain Therapies
When: November 3-6, 2016
Where: Hyatt Regency,  Jersey City, New Jersey

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