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MicroPort Orthopedics, a medical device company that develops and manufactures cutting-edge joint replacement implants and approaches, will host an industry symposium at the annual American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) meeting titled, “Tackling Your Toughest Cases in the Changing Healthcare Landscape” on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The symposium will feature four surgeon panelists, invited by MicroPort Orthopedics, who will discuss management of the toughest hip and knee replacement cases in an orthopedic landscape that faces evolving healthcare trends including new orthopedic technology and innovation, changing regulations and payment models, and the shift to outpatient care.

Aurelio Sahagun, President, MicroPort Orthopedics notes, “Everyone in the medical device industry recognizes that the healthcare marketplace is evolving at breakneck speed, and we are constantly in pursuit of better and more efficient ways to adapt to these changes.” He went on to say, “We’re grateful to have not only a platform at AAHKS to discuss these innovations but also four renowned orthopedic surgeons who can speak to industry trends, best practices, and new approaches to their work.”

The symposium will be moderated by Stephen Murphy, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital, who will also be speaking about his experience in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative. Joining Dr. Murphy will be, Judd Cummings, MD, Jimmy Chow, MD and Nicolas Noiseux, MD, MS, FRCSC. Dr. Cummings, an orthopedic surgeon at Specialty Orthopedic Surgery, will examine key considerations when taking on tough cases. Dr. Chow, a hip & knee specialist at Chow Hip and Knee, will discuss the importance of powerful surgical philosophy for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Dr. Noiseux, an associate professor in the department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will be talking about anterior-posterior stability in complex primary cases. Following the discussion, the surgeons will answer questions asked by the audience.