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Is it Orthopedic or Orthopaedic?

February 10, 2019
Roy Meals, MD

The word orthopedic was coined in 1741 by Nicolas Andry, a French physician who wrote the first book on the topic. The book’s title was Orthop&e...

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Boning Up on Expressions

January 29, 2019
Roy Meals, MD

Bone tired and soaked to the bone in sweat, Jason crawled into his truck. The long scorching summer working for his paleontology professor in the bone...

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Should you resolve to drink bone broth in 2019?

January 17, 2019
Roy Meals, MD

To flavor soups and sauces, many cooks traditionally use broth derived from simmered bones of fish, fowl, or four-footed critters. In recent years, bo...

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“The Spine Surgery Will Help Your Daughter Breathe.”

January 3, 2019
Roy Meals, MD

In the 1950s, about the same time that John Charnley was perfecting total hip replacement surgery in England (see previous blog posts), American Paul ...

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Skulls in Fine Art

December 14, 2018
Roy Meals, MD

Halloween is the time of year that unrepentant boneheads such as myself can revel in ubiquitous displays and celebrations involving.Admittedly, some p...

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Holiday Gift Guide for Frugal Bone Lovers

December 11, 2018
Roy Meals, MD

For those hard-to-please people on your holiday shopping list, surprise them with a bone-related gift. The options are vast, but for inclusion here, m...

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It Takes a Turkey to Call a Turkey

November 29, 2018
Roy Meals, MD

It is currently mid-season for turkey hunting in California. The smart toms by this time have become jaded to the previously persuasive squawks and cl...

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A Clear-Cut Case of Child Abuse?

September 13, 2018
Roy Meals, MD

The emergency room staff was immediately suspicious. His father said that Peter, just over six months old, was pulling himself up to a standing positi...

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Time to Put KEYTRUDA® and OPDIVO® in the Drinking Water

April 25, 2018
Keith J. Kaplan, MD

25 years ago when I started my clinical rotations as a third-year medical student, my interest in pathology across the medical and surgical specialtie...

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Stretching a Forearm into Shape

March 8, 2018
Roy Meals, MD

My blog posts the past two weeks have described the pioneering work of Dr. Gavriil Ilizarov, who made lemonade out of lemons when confronted with prob...

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