A team of Cleveland Clinic physicians has debunked the idea that all musculoskeletal exams need to be done in person. A recent study summarizes best practices and provides step-by-step guidance on using telemedicine to conduct physical exams of the lower extremity.Read More
Innovations in Musculoskeletal Appointment Scheduling: Orthopaedic Informatics Team Improves Access to Care
A new digital tool allows parents to self-schedule fracture care for their children when and where it is most convenient and with the most appropriate orthopaedic provider.
Why More Women Should Consider Careers in Orthopaedic Surgery
Only about 6% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons are female — the lowest representation of women in any medical specialty. Cleveland Clinic and The Perry Initiative are working together to inspire future women physicians to consider the field.
A Look Back: 100 Years of Innovation in Orthopaedic Surgery
Brendan Patterson, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, reflects on the department’s most noteworthy achievements.
Orthopaedic Informatics Plays Key Role in a New Era of Patient Experience
Members of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery discuss the launch of MATTER, a program designed to enhance and optimize patient access and care across the musculoskeletal continuum.
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Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study Receives $3 Million Grant From the NIH
The NIH awards Cleveland Clinic, along with Vanderbilt University and Ohio State University, a five-year, $3 million grant to identify long-term risk factors for osteoarthritis after an ACL tear and reconstruction.
Xiaojuan Li, PhD, Named Inaugural Bonutti Family Endowed Chair for Musculoskeletal Research
Cleveland Clinic appoints inaugural Bonutti Family Endowed Chair for Musculoskeletal Research. Xiaojuan Li, PhD, will develop powerful imaging tools for the staging and phenotyping of disease and predicting patient outcomes.
Meet the New Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
Get to know Brendan M. Patterson, MD, our new Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Patterson discusses his previous work, his future plans, the latest advancements in limb salvage and more.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A Modern-day Polio?
This rare but potentially devastating condition is characterized by acute onset of asymmetric flaccid paralysis. Many children improve, but most will have persistent weakness for months to years. Nerve transfers can be an effective strategy to restore function in affected extremities.
The Impact of Neuromuscular Quadriceps Stimulation on Total Knee Replacement Outcomes
Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute is assessing application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to the quadriceps in pre- and postoperative phases of a total knee replacement care algorithm. The hypothesis is that using NMES both can improve functional outcomes.
How is Orthopaedic Surgery Improving Access for its Patients?
One way the department is increasing access is via virtual visits. So far, 50 practitioners are offering remote consultations, and it’s proving valuable to patients.