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Category: October 2020

For October, we asked members how and when they decide to employ a new technique or procedure. What’s the last new procedure you tried, why did you change from your conventional route, and how did it go?

Intramedullary Fixation

By Tyler Steven Pidgeon, MD “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common adage that many surgeons live by. When success is more or less assured with a certain procedure, it can be hard to step outside of one’s comfort zone and try something new. Why take a risk with your patient’s outcome? […]

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When Should I Try Something New?

By Michael M. Vosbikian, MD This is a question that plagues us all whenever we read an article, see something at a meeting, or get approached by someone from industry. We see the technique or the technology, we get seduced, and all of a sudden, to this shiny new hammer, everything looks like a nail. […]

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My First FDMA Flap

By Michelle Zec, MD “I thought it would be a good idea to try out a technique that I haven’t done before, Your Honor.” During fellowship, one of my staff was fond of saying that you should always consider how your surgical plan sounds with the words “your Honor” added to the end.  Exploring and […]

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