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Symposium: Introducing Technology into Orthopaedic PracticeHow Should It Be Done?*
John J. Callaghan, MD1; Roy D. Crowninshield, PhD2; A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil(Oxon)3; Jay R. Lieberman, MD4; Aaron G. Rosenberg, MD5; David G. Lewallen, MD6
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 01069 JPP, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242. E-mail address: john-callaghan@uiowa.edu
2 Zimmer, Inc., 345 East Main Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. E-mail address: roy.crowninshield@zimmer.com
3 Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System, 1730 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. E-mail address:seth@orl-inc.com
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Center for Health Sciences 76-134, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095. E-mail address: jlieberman@mednet.ucla.edu
5 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 West Harrison Street, Suite 1063, Chicago, IL 60612
6 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905
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In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from Zimmer. In addition, one or more of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Zimmer). Also, a commercial entity (Zimmer) paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, benefits to a research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Boston, Massachusetts, June 24, 2004.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 May 01;87(5):1146-1158. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.00116
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Advancements in medical technology over the last several decades have occurred at an incredible pace. In our specialty of orthopaedics, there are numerous examples of rapid improvements in technology that have markedly improved the care of our patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Arthroscopic surgery is one such example. The field has made tremendous advancements from several decades ago, when visualization alone was a challenge in arthroscopic surgery, to today, when cruciate ligament surgery in the knee and rotator cuff repair in the shoulder are routinely performed through the arthroscope. In parallel with the explosion of new technology in orthopaedic surgery and medicine has been the acceleration of information transfer throughout the world. The Internet has become a tool that allows instantaneous distribution of new information. In the field of medicine in general and orthopaedics specifically, information received by the physician and potential patients may be uncensored.
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