Follow-up: Proposal for an Important Initiative for Codman Shoulder Society

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: You may remember about 4 weeks ago I asked for your input on a proposed webinar on “Post-pandemic Orthopedics.” Here is my prior message: Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: I was recently approached by Vumedi to create a 90-minute pre-recorded program on The Business of Orthopedics in the Time of Corona Virus: Challenges and Opportunities. I told them I would do this on the condition it was branded as from the Codman Shoulder Society. To this end, I am writing to you all to ask for input as to the structure and format of such a program. My thoughts are to have perhaps 6 speakers representative of Industry, Harvard Business School, Private Orthopedic Practice, A

Link to Tendon Transfers For Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears Conference

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: I am pleased to share with you our first Codman Shoulder Society Zoom Conference Program. This was an international collaboration between The Balgrist Klinik of the University of Zurich, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Christian Gerber and Bassem ELHassan discussed their experience with Latissimus Dorsi and Lower Trapezius Tendon transfers for management of irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. This program was recorded and is available on the Codman Shoulder Society Channel on vumedi at the following link: https://www.vumedi.com/video/tendon-transfer-for-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears/ Futur

Link to Managing COVID-19 For Healthcare Leaders Webinar

Dear CSS Members & Colleagues: If you missed the Webinar, “Managing through Covid-19 for Healthcare Leaders”, here is the link to the video program: https://vimeo.com/412523465 Please note a password is required to access. Password: aghcovid042020 Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

News Regarding 2020 CSS Meeting

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues, I regret to inform you that due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the Codman Shoulder Society meeting scheduled for this June will be cancelled. We will certainly hold our meeting next June immediately following the San Diego Shoulder Institute meeting and most likely the topic will remain the same. Next year the SDSI course is scheduled June 23-26, 2021. We will continue to engage all of you through our website and our WhatsApp group. We anticipate some additional programs that may be of interest during the year and will make sure to keep you all informed. My best wishes to all of you and your families and please stay safe. “JP” Warner, MD Founder, The Codman Shoulder S

The Crisis Management for Leaders

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: For those who missed it “The Crisis Management for Leaders” HBS series was exceptional. You can still access this program for free at the following link: http://view.forms.exed.hbs.org/?qs=b5c460bb3902e2cc6127f61c1fd4e289744f153b24c2f78519e5efa4eb2665b01d21a4319ed5c6873626d49c35e4639aa5ccf01337bd62425c047a65133f3ab97fac198f90852b07ecaca66edbe48bc0. You can access the slide decks individually or watch the recorded program for each session. This program considers leadership issues, cashflow and supply chain challenges and other practical approaches to issues of the current pandemic. I highly recommend this. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, The Codman Shou

Christian Gerber and Bassem Elhassan Zoom Lecture 22nd April 11 am EST

Dear colleagues We invite you to a multicenter Zoom lecture between MGH, Mayo Clinic and University Hospital Balgrist. The Zoom conference will be recorded. Guest speakers will be Christian Gerber and Bassem Elhassan on "Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears". Please find attached our invitation flyer and the recommended literature for preparation as well as the CV's of our speakers. In the e-mail below you will find the times and dates and the link and password for the zoom lecture. Please do not forward this invitation, because the licenses for participants are limited. Please note that the Zoom lecture starts on 22nd April 2020 at 11am EST time. Please take into account the

Expert Opinion: Sling Use After Shoulder Surgery

Dear CSS Members: I’ve been asked by Michael Freehill to reach out to you and ask if you would take a few moments to fill in the enclosed questionnaire. It will help with an important question about sling use after shoulder surgery. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS Click here to take the questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcnKD3sIgB59G-tfnQi89daVxxeMd9rHMkA2sBr8YFjnYHRg/viewform

Value Following Shoulder Arthroplasty

Dear CSS Members and Collogues: Enclosed are two important articles which deal with the question of value following shoulder arthroplasty. The articles by Jawa and colleagues points out that the most expensive resource during an episode of hospitalization for joint replacement is the implant. The article by Farley, Wagner and colleagues considers the value of volume and outcome with a longer time period. One is a TDABC analysis of cost over a short period of hospitalization and the other is an analysis of complications and readmissions over a longer period following surgery and it does not consider the cost analysis of such complications. It is important to understand the difference between

Orthopedic Surgery Post COVID-19: an Opportunity for Innovation and Transformation

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is an article which is an Op Ed from The Codman Shoulder Society. While you all may have not participated in it I felt comfortable saying it reflected this group’s perception since our Mission is to deliver Evidence-Base Care and to Innovate to create better care for our patients. This article was the basis for the Video I posted to our site and on to vumedi ( https://www.codmansociety.org/videos ) and it will also figure into the Webinar in which I will participate next Friday ( https://www.codmansociety.org/single-post/2020/04/15/Managing-Through-COVID-19-for-Healthcare-Leaders ). As always, I welcome your input and guidance and hope we all come o

Post-Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for Orthopedic Care

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: I am pleased to share with you a video which considers the Post Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for Orthopedics. This has been posted to www.vumedi.com but I am sending a direct link here. I hope it is of interest. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS For the video please click on this link: https://www.codmansociety.org/videos

Managing Through COVID-19 for Healthcare Leaders

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: You are invited to join a webinar on Managing Through COVID-19 for Health Care Leaders next Friday April 24th. The webinar will feature Professor Bob Kaplan from Harvard Business School and will be based on his wildly popular webinar series for HBS alumni on Crisis Management for Leaders. Dr. JP Warner, shoulder and sports medicine chief at Mass General Hospital, and Dr. Michael Nurok, an ICU leader at Cedars-Sinai will be discussing how health care providers can apply the insights to lead their organizations in these challenging times. The webinar will be hosted by Derek Haas, CEO of Avant-garde Health. The webinar will be held Friday April 24th from 1-2pm E

Crisis Management for Leaders Program, Harvard Business School

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: In case you missed my prior posts or if you want to actually watch the presentation, here is the link to the HBS Program. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS Click here to watch the presentation: https://www.exed.hbs.edu/videos/crisis-management-leaders-series-1?j=1104458&l=5228_HTML&sfmc_sub=77868201&u=45334571&jb=17&mid=6336743&ucid=003i000002GZ2TzAAL&em=20200330-Crisis-Mgmt-Em1-4/9/2020-1104458

Post-Pandemic Plans for Healthcare Survey

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a Survey from Derek Haas the President of Avant-Garde Health (https://www.avantgardehealth.com). This is a short survey designed to give insight into the “return to practice” in our work as Orthopedic Surgeons. Please take time to do this as we plan to share results with our group and also perhaps expand this to involve specialty societies. I just did it in about 40 seconds. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS Click here to take the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRsHbrXWrACRIuiFT-rjtAtZn6Jvm1IFk_dm9OdvWEQv4tog/viewform

Supply Chain Challenges During and After the Pandemic: What can Healthcare Learn from other Industri

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is the fourth of a five part series offered to Alumni of Harvard Business School. Today there were between 1000-2000 participants representing multiple business sectors and countries around the world. I have curated what I learned into the enclosed slides and Notes. This is, I believe, very relevant not just for what we face in the present, but the Post Covid-19 Structure and Culture we want to put in place for our organizations and practices. Not only is this available to all without copyright, but the last slide shows a link to access all the five parts of the HBS program inclusive of slide decks and video recordings with no need for sign in. I ha

Robotic TKR vs. Standard TKR

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Please find enclosed an article presenting the value of Robotic TKR vs standard approach to TKR and commentary by Dr. Stafano Bini. Finally, something to consider other than the Coronavirus. Why should we care about this if our interest is the shoulder? There are several reasons: First, Robotics has gained significant penetration into the joint replacement market and it has been propose that it improves the outcome of TKR. This is, of course, hotly debated. Moreover, I posted previously in this blog on the Economics of Robotics in joint replacement as it may be that Robotics reduces errors by less experienced surgeons. Indeed, Stefano Bini in his commentary m

COVID-19 in Orthopedics

Dear CSS Members & Colleagues: Enclosed are several articles relevant to the COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedics and the World. Best wishes for your continued health, JP Warner , MD Founder, CSS Click the links below to view the articles: COVID-19 and JBJS Novel Coronavirus COVID19 Current Evidence and Evolving Strategies Novel Coronavirus and Orthopedic Surgery Managing Resident Workforce and Education During COVID-19 Pandemic Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis

Ortho Evidence COVID-19 Podcasts

Dear CSS Members: Some of you may be familiar with Mohit Bhandari’s Innovation, Orthoevidence. Mo is the world’s authority on Evidence Based Medicine (in Orthopedics). He has a number of interesting podcasts featured and the one here is a Data Scientist talking about trend of COVID-19 and potential for flattening of the curve. Click here to view the podcast Click here to view other Ortho Evidence COVID-19 podcasts For those who have not yet joined the WhatsApp group, you are missing a number of useful posts that are coming quickly to keep you engaged and informed. To join, download the app to either your phone or your computer. Use the following link to join our group: https://chat.whatsapp

Novel 3-D Printed Mask Method from UConn

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: I would like to share with you an important innovation from one of our members and his team of engineers and surgeons. Please see his description below. Please share this as you see fit as we all want to help one another and “Gus” Mazzocca and his team from University of Connecticut have, as usual, innovated something that may help many. Kind Regards and may all of you and your families stay safe, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS From Augustus Mazzocca, Univ. of Connecticut: Dear JP, This is a combination of a lot of ideas from many great people. The idea is if you are out of all approved N95 masks and need to take care of people this may be an alternative. This