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The joint replacement surgeons in the orthopedic department at Keck Medical Center of USC were honored to host the inaugural group of Rothman

The joint replacement surgeons in the orthopedic department at Keck Medical Center of USC were honored to host the inaugural group of Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows April 12-13, 2013. The Fellowship sends four orthopedic surgeons, selected from applicants around the world, on a four week visit to 12 sites that specialize in hip replacement surgery across North America.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide young surgeons with an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art facilities offering exemplary surgical care of the hip joint throughout North America. At each site the Fellows present a lecture on a subject relating to hip replacement that they have studied, such as articulation surfaces in joint replacement and treatment for diseases of the hip.

The host sites also give talks on their current research to the Fellows, and hold round table discussions on their patient care models.

This year's Fellows came from Pennsylvania, Maryland, England and China. They made their presentations to the USC School of Medicine residents at the Core Curriculum program on April 12th, then observed a Robotic guided, assisted hip replacement performed by Dr. Lawrence Dorr. They were amazed that the patient was able to go home the same day of surgery, and were very interested in the "same day discharge" program that Dr. Dorr and his team have developed.

Dr. Paul Gilbert demonstrated how technology has improved the placements in partial knee replacement. The afternoon was spent in discussion on best practices in joint replacement at Keck medical Center of USC.

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