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PREPRINT RELEASE: Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 1

0109AThoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 1
Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Watch Dr. Patel as he performs a Type 1 thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair with distal aortic perfusion through an atriofemoral bypass circuit. (Pre-print, Part 1 of 2).

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cloacal Exstrophy Repair

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Jeremy B Wiygul 
Chief, Pediatric Urology; Assistant Professor Tufts Medical Center

Dr. Wiygul and colleagues take a multidisciplinary approach to treating a cloacal exstrophy, a rare congenital defect that is part of the OEIS complex: omphalocele, exstrophy of the cloaca, imperforate anus, and spine deformities.

Surgical Video and JoMI in the World of Flipped-Classroom Education

BlogPicFinal1The flipped-classroom model is making waves in medical school education. In the past two years, the medical schools of Stanford, Duke, UCSF, University of Washington and University of Michigan have been working together to develop a revolutionary flipped classroom course in immunology and microbiology. Rather than learning from textbooks and lectures, students are to study these topics outside of class through specially designed video case studies. In the classroom, students will practice clinical decision-making as a team, even during the first two years of medical school.

A flipped classroom is so called because it inverts the traditional classroom structure of in-class lectures and out-of-class problem solving. The model requires students to watch video lectures in preparation for class so that class time can be used for personal interactions with teachers and other students. While such an arrangement may seem feasible for non-surgical higher medical education, as in the cases of immunology and microbiology, we might ask if, why, and how the flipped-classroom model is appropriate for surgical education.

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JoMI Publishes Dr. Matthew Provencher, Chief of Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

JoMI has just published a new video article by Dr. Matthew Provencher, Chief of Sports Medicine at the  Massachusetts General Hospital and Medical Director of the New England Patriots.

The video article covers in detail a procedure to resurface the cartilage of the knee for a patient with a condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD).

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Matthew Provencher, MD
Chief, Sports Medicine Division
Massachusetts General Hospital

JoMI Featured at AAOS 2014

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Dr. Matthew Provencher from the Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery presented excerpts from his soon to be published JoMI video article at the AAOS 2014 meeting in New Orleans on Friday, March 14th. The complete video article will comprehensively cover the technique of an arthroscopic Bankart repair for recurrent anterior shoulder instability.

In the first excerpt Dr. Provencher shows how to safely and effectively position the patient for the repair. The second clip shows how to locate the posterolateral portal and place a suture anchor in the 6 o’clock position of the labrum from this portal. Next, he demonstrates the tying and cinching of an arthroscopic knot. In the fourth clip, Dr. Provencher uses labral tape and a knotless suture anchor to re-attach the labrum to the glenoid rim.

Click to Watch Excerpts