[Christian Gerber] "The Borderline Between RC Reconstruction and RTSA" on VuMedi

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: It remains a point of controversy how to treat massive rotator cuff tears and what is truly “irreparable.” We have many approaches on the menu and many are driven as much by “Eminence” (I’m an expert, so you can believe what I say) as “Evidence” (levels of evidence, do of course vary). Enclosed is a lecture which Christian Gerber gave at his Balgrist Shoulder Course this past year. It is a thoughtful algorithmic approach with examples and with evidence blended with eminence as a framework for understanding which treatment is best for which patient. This is a link to vumedi so you’ll need to select it and if you are not a member you will need to enroll (at no

Shoulder Blueprint

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a link to a series of videos regarding technology I am using. I obviously have a conflict of interest so I send this to you with that qualification. As I believe this technology is the beginning of a new Era for Shoulder Arthroplasty where software and enabling technology become more of a differentiator than the implant, I welcome any of you who wish to post on technology you believe will be disruptive in creating value for shoulder arthroplasty surgeons. Feel free to send me your thoughts. Here is the link : http://www.shoulderblueprint.com/ Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS

Purpose and Impact

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Business, and medicine as well, require soft skills and self-realization for success. It is not just your fund of knowledge and your business or clinical experience that makes you effective. It is also your sense of self and purpose. Enclosed are a few articles you may find of interest as these relate to your development as a leader in Business and in Healthcare. As quoted by Nick Craig and Scott Snook in their HBR article, “From Purpose to Impact”…. “The two most important days in your life are the day You are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain “Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us, unplayed.” Oliver Wendell Holmes In the a

What Makes a Leader?

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is an article I think may be of interest to anyone who wonders what it takes to get ahead in the business world. Put another way, “Don’t make the mistakes I did.” Most of us work our way to the top competing at every level in a world where we may believe winner takes all. However, the adage that “Real men (or women) don’t quiche” is actually not accurate. They do…and then they run an ultramarathon, climb a mountain or wrestle with a grizzly. The point is brute force of intellect or physical prowess doesn’t advance you as far as you can go. Learning early on the value of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in addition to intellectual skills is critical to adv


Dear Members of CSS and Colleagues: I wanted to make you aware of a great resource called myorthoevidence (www.myorthoevidence.com): I recommend you all sign up for this as it is a great site that gives you a wealth of information on evidence-based medicine from the best source in Orthopedics. We will also be posting a link on the CSS website. Best Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, The CSS

What You Can Learn From a Bad Boss

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Here is a short and interesting article which offers 11 lessons which you can learn from a bad boss. Some of you already work in roles where you have to manage down and most of us manage both up and down. Consider these 11 points and ask yourself, how many of them define your current approach. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS

Dysfunctional Routines

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: I present you “Dysfunctional Routines” which is from HBR I believe though I’ve had it so long I can’t remember the specific reference. The point is that nothing is ever accomplished unless there is an urgency to do so, and such urgency must be from a “top-down” approach with leadership driving the change. How many times have you been in a meeting where the principles of “Dysfunctional Routines” are in effect? Ask yourself next time, if your leadership feels the urgency and if they can avoid such a dysfunctional routine. Best Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS