WARNER'S CORNER

Tour de Force of Tendon Transfers for the Shoulder Girdle by Bassem Elhassan

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: For those of you who may not know Bassem Elhassan will be joining us as the future leader of the MGH Shoulder Service this year. In anticipation of this move he gave Grand Rounds at the MGH and presented a fantastic talk about tendon transfers around the shoulder. If you are interested in how to fix the “unfixable” it is a worthwhile video to watch. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner MD Founder, CSS Dr Elhassan’s talk on demand URL: https://players.brightcove.net/745468013001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6194321041001

"The Australian Joint Registry: How Do TSA, RSA and Hemi Revisions Compare after 10 Years?"

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: When you offer a shoulder replacement to your patient how often does your patient ask you, "how long will it last?" Enclosed is an excellent presentation at last year’s ASAP meeting by Ashish Gupta. Vumedi sent out this link but in cased you missed it I am pleased to bring it to your attention. This is one of the clearest answers to the above question and it is important to understand what Ashish says, so you can answer your patients with clarity. Kind Regards, “JP” Warner, MD Founder, CSS "The Australian Joint Registry: How Do TSA, RSA and Hemi Revisions Compare after 10 Years? How Do They Compare to THAs and TKAs? What Role Do Implant Materials Play?" by Dr

Measurement and Transparency from the standpoint of orthopedic patients seeking care

Dear CSS Colleagues and Members: Please find enclosed a link to our recent article which evaluates Measurement and Transparency from the standpoint of orthopedic patients seeking care. This was published in the Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation. As the Codman Shoulder Society (CSS) is committed to innovation and improvement of care, Codman’s principles of measurement are critical to our mission. Indeed, we all share the commitment to measure in order to improve. Prof. Robert Kaplan at HBS, and others, have said “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it. If you can’t manage it you can’t improve it.” However, how many of you actually measure your outcomes and use these to syst

From Innovation to Product….The Wisdom & Experience of Lanny Johnson

Dear CSS Colleagues: For those of you who don’t know who Lanny Johnson was, take a moment to consider this. Lanny, in his day, was an innovative thinker and his ideas resulted in many of the early arthroscopic instrument and devices which are the basis for what you use in the OR today. This includes the motorized shaver and many arthroscopic instruments. Enclosed is his article which gives insight into how one should think if you have an original idea you want to develop. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart and it will also require deep pockets. I’ve been blessed to have found wonderful partners who have wanted me along for the ride, but taking an idea from conception to pr