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Career in Orthopaedics-OrthoInfo - AAOS

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This is a great article because it tells you everything about Orthopedics. The Article is from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In this article, the AAOS briefs you on Orthopedic Surgery, the training that is involved, and the career itself. There are many advances in Medicine from all different types of categories such as Cardiology, Dermatology, etc. The AAOS also brief you on the training you have to do. You have to do four years of college, four years in medical school, and five years in residency. You also have to pass an oral test and complete two years of practice in orthopedic surgery. When your done with all of this the AAOS talks about what practice patterns you will be doing such as working alone in your office or sharing office space with another doctor. Orthopedics treat a widespread of diseases and conditions. The AAOS details you on your journey to becoming on an Orthopedic. Before you go to medical school, you have to take the MCAT which is a test to see what medical school you belong in. It takes a lot of time and effort to become a doctor and you have to work really hard for it.

 

"Career in Orthopaedics-OrthoInfo - AAOS." Http://orthoinfo.aaos.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2014.

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Changes Needed to Ensure Quality of New Orthopedic Surgeons

Changes Needed to Ensure Quality of New Orthopedic Surgeons - HSS
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 Investigators were discussing with the heads of the top medical centers in the country and one of them was New York University School of Medicine. These investigators went to the medical centers to see if the medical centers had appropriate rules for the doctors. The new rules for doctors in residency was the first to change in New York and then it spread across the country. The new rules were supposed to help the education of the doctor during his time in residency by making the rules less strict. Less hours and time off was encouraged by many so that he or she has free time and could spend some time with their family. The study has been set up by the HSS and they said that the most difficult rule to in force was how long work shifts last. Training today is much easier then training back then because their were no rules that aided the doctors. This article is used specially to show changes in New York only. 

 

"Changes Needed to Ensure Quality of New Orthopedic Surgeons." Hospital for Special Surgery. N.p., 4 Jan. 2010. Web. 02 Apr. 2014.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Surgery technologies and gadgets
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 The Prodigy is used to help aid people who have pains in there spine.The Prodigy gives you an insight of how advanced technology is becoming and is being used by everyone differently. The Prodigy is used to prevent paresthesia which is a tingling sensation that is common in spinal cord stimulator users. The Prodigy produces pulses in the spinal cord which then travel to the Brain. The Prodigy is implanted in the spinal cord and Orthopedic Surgeons could control the pattern of pulses. St. Jude Medical have received approval to launch this product. This amazing piece of technology used is an example of how technology is developing more and people are using it differently. This is related to my research question because this is a change in our medical field. But, there are different changes. The Prodigy would be considered a technology change but there could be changes in the training of doctors such as when they are in residency, they receive more breaks.

 

"Orthopedic Surgery Archives." Orthopedic Surgery. N.p., 20 Mar. 2014. Web. 02 Apr. 2014.

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Christian Louca's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:39 PM

I have always been interested in the medical field because I have always liked helping other people. Helping people avoid pain is one of the best and one of the hardest ways to help people, especially in sensitive places like back and spine. The
Prodigy, a device used to prevent pain for those who suffer parenthesis, is bringing scientists and doctors closer to new ways lessen pain patients go through while suffering from a disorder, or being treated for one. It is not right to see people in pain and I believe scientists should do everything they can possibly do to moderate pain.

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Top 5 Medical Technology Innovations - ASME

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In run-up to national health care reform, the best new medical technologies are designed to make more people better for less.
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These are more examples of the greatest technology inventions that are used to help aid people. These 5 medical inventions are known as the greatest ones ever created. But, the most important technology that changed medicine was the MelaFind. The MelaFind optical scanner helps dermatologists do studies on a dangerous skin cancer called melanoma. The MelaFind is supposed to help dermatologists rude the number of patients with unnecessary biopsy scars. MelaFind was created by Mela Sciences in New York. By receiving approval from the FDA to launch the product, Mela Sciences used missile navigation that was paid for by the Department of Defense to scan the surface of the face. This is another example to show how technology helps people. Also this was a device made in New York only and my research question is supposed to show technology in New York. The MelaFind is a very important piece to our future studies in the understanding of Medicine.

 

MacRae, Michael. "Top 5 Medical Technology Innovations." - ASME. N.p., Mar. 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.

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Christian Louca's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:31 PM

I am also interested in the medical field and I am always interested in new technology that could aid doctors and their patients. It is a great thing that doctors and scientists are coming up with ways to prevent cancer cells from spreading by finding their source. In this case, the melanoma cancer can be seen by this device, the MelaFind. This could help doctors reduce the number of patients with this cancer and after some time, this particular cancer might not exist. Could this device bring doctors and scientists of the world one step closer to finding a cure for cancer? I think it is definitely one step closer.  

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Panel Calls for Changes in Doctor Training

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The Institute of Medicine proposed mandatory sleep breaks and more structured shift changes to reduce the risk of fatigue-related errors by doctors-in-training.
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 Today, changes are happening in residences for the new upcoming doctors. Usually in residences, doctors would work a 30 hour shift and complete 80 hours of service for only one week. The concern that many people are having is the health of the doctors. Doctors are working so long in the hospital, that they aren't receiving enough sleep. So, there was a change in that. Doctors now have a 5 hour nap period. Also doctors now do not work over 16 hours in a day. Doctors have received supervision, a certain amount of days off in a month, and they also do small jobs in the hospital such as drawing blood or wheeling patients. So, Why is this important? Well, doctors are now beginning to have more rights and with these rights, learning could be easier for them. This article, is supposed to show different types of changes for doctors instead of a technology change. 

 

Pope, Tara P. "Panel Calls for Changes in Doctor Training." Well Panel Calls for Changes in Doctor Training Comments. The New York Times, 2 Dec. 2008. Web. 02 Apr. 2014.

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