Tonya L. Kung, PA-C, to Join the International Association of HealthCare Professionals with Publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Tonya L. Kung, PA-C joins the prestigious ranks of the International Association of Healthcare professionals. Tonya is a trauma physician assistant at McLaren Lapeer Regional Hospital where she specializes in trauma services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery and thoracic surgery. 126 more words

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Lydia's Curly Toe Surgery

At Lydia’s 2 year pediatrician appointment, her doctor took a look at her feet and mentioned that a few of her toes kind of curled under. 2,234 more words


Little surgery on my left hand.

I had a minor procedure done on my hand the other day. I’ve missed two days of work because of it. One for the surgery, the second because I was laid out on some gnarly pain killers the doctor gave me. 289 more words

The future of meniscus repair via implants.

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped fibrolagenous piece of cartilage situated between the femur, which is the thigh bone, and the tibia, your leg bone. Both the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) menisci help prevent bone-on-bone friction in the knee. 73 more words

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Navigating the Uncertainty of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) program proposed by CMS in July 2015 is accelerating the pace of payment reform, and it’s ramping up pressure on hospitals to effectively manage patients and monitor costs for joint replacements. 731 more words

Healthcare Reform

Are opioids used for patients with back pain in Japan?

The other day, I had the opportunity to sit down with Taro Minato, MD who is an orthopedic surgeon in Yokohama, Japan. His areas of specialty are the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, hand). 382 more words

Back Pain

Is Your Orthopedic Service Line Positioned to Assume Risk for Joint Replacement Surgery?

Is your hospital prepared to bear financial risk among your Medicare patient population for total joint replacement (TJR) surgery?  Last week CMS proposed a Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) model, scheduled to begin as early as next year. 519 more words

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