Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Sports Shoulder and Elbow Injuries. Prior to his surgery, Tommy John had won 124 major league games. After surgery, he went on to win 164 more, had 3 all-star appearances, and 2 second place finishes for the Cy Young award. He retired in 1989 at age 46. For the last two years of his career, he was the oldest player in the major leagues. The surgery has become legendary and by 2014, fully one third of all major league pitchers had undergone the Tommy John procedure. A professional baseball pitcher may be the extreme, but anyone who uses their arms for sports, recreation, or work can put their elbows and shoulders at risk of damage. And these joints are incredibly complex. So when things go wrong, you need someone who really knows what they are doing to evaluate and treat it. On this CME webcast, we have just that person to tell us about sports-related elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Jonathan Barlow is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: HELP providers have a framework for making accurate shoulder and elbow diagnoses; and UPDATE providers on current trends and literature that guides management of shoulder and elbow pathology.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Is the Tommy John procedure an improvement over nature?
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Stingers/burners
  • Shoulder dislocations

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic-Musculoskeletal Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic/Musculoskeletal Disease. With moderate obesity comes more diabetes, more sleep apnea, more heart disease and today you’re going to learn, more arthritis. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to tell us about the two-way relationship between obesity and rheumatologic disease is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Matthew Husa.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the importance of obesity as it relates to rheumatologic and/or musculoskeletal disease; and DISCUSS treatment options and changes in therapy for obese patients with musculoskeletal and/or rheumatologic disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether weight loss improves arthritis symptoms
  • Obesity and back pain
  • Prognosis for radiographic improvement with weight loss
  • Obesity and gout
  • Exercise selection for obese patients with arthritis
  • Steroids and other rheumatologic medications and weight loss

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Quality and Health Care Reform: How Do We Proceed?

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Quality and Health Care Reform: How Do We Proceed? That’s the topic for our latest MedNet21 on-line education webcast. Currently, we are in the midst of another new paradigm in health care as the Affordable Care Act is rolled out. This is going to dramatically change the way that citizens interact with the health industry. Will it impact the quality of care or just the access to care. To show us where health care quality is going, we have joining Dr. Jim Allen in the studio, thoracic surgeon and the Chief Quality Officer of the Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND what’s included in new payment-reform measures; and IDENTIFY new payment models.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Recent quality initiatives at the OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Crew Resources training
  • The low-hanging fruit in quality improvement
  • Restoring U.S. quality outcomes in medicine
  • The cost of quality
  • Quality: converting policy into culture

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.