Conference reviews latest orthopedic research and treatment trends
Caroline MacGregor October 3, 2013 | WGVU Pam Dietrich
is the director of The Michigan Orthopedic Society: the state association for
orthopedic surgeons. The conference is focusing on the specialty of shoulder
injuries whether fractures, sports injuries or replacements for older patients
who suffered previous injuries.
“We're here to provide education, to provide better care for patients, everyone is interested in improved quality and we want to do the best to serve the needs of our patients in Michigan.”
and locally recognized experts gathered to provide information on the latest
research in the field.
“All of the procedures are less invasive than they were years ago which makes it better for patients; quicker recovery; less rehab and back to their daily activities quickly.”
says Michigan does not have enough orthopedic surgeons to meet demand. Fewer
people are entering the profession, due to factors like financial reimbursement
and loss of population stemming from Michigan’s recession. However, as the
economy makes a comeback and people return to the state, Dietrich hopes the
state’s medical schools will recruit more people into the profession.
Orthopaedic Society (MOS) representing over 600 physicians in the state.
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