The Women’s Soccer and Basketball Health Study: From Head to Toe

Public health research is filled with many examples of longitudinal studies that investigate health outcomes in select populations. The Framingham Heart Study predicts the development of cardiovascular disease in its study participants. This study has spanned 3 generations and expanded beyond cardiovascular outcomes. The Nurses’ Health Study investigates risk factors for chronic diseases in women.Continue reading “The Women’s Soccer and Basketball Health Study: From Head to Toe”

Dr. Kamali Thompson: From Olympics to Orthopaedics

In an interview for the ISAKOS Podcast, Dr. Stephen Lyman and Dr. Laurie Hiemstra were able to interview Olympic Fencer and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Kamali Thompson. Q: Maybe you could tell us a little bit more about yourself! A: When I was really young, like, I know a lot of people have aspirations to becomeContinue reading “Dr. Kamali Thompson: From Olympics to Orthopaedics”

ISAKOS Launches Young Professionals Task Force

ISAKOS has recently launched the Young Professionals Task Force chaired by Dr Pieter D’Hooghe. The committee comprises 38 members from around the world, who are tasked with a shared mission to “promote membership to younger surgeons, foster emerging leadership, and increase engagement across strategic areas such as education, research, publications and governance”. Although the task force isContinue reading “ISAKOS Launches Young Professionals Task Force”

COVID-19: A Worldwide Human Perspective

Daniel A. Slullitel MDInstituto Jaime Slullitel Sanatorio de la Mujer, Rosario, ARGENTINA Mankind is confronting a unique moment. A single threat  is testing all countries in the world. Each country is facing  similar challenges that are influenced by its geography,  cultural, political, and economic background.  Science is, indeed, helping us in very different ways—mainly  by tryingContinue reading “COVID-19: A Worldwide Human Perspective”

Diversity – Life as a Latina Orthopaedic Surgeon

All my life I knew I want to be a doctor; I remember my grandmother in the emergency room and that is where I convinced of what I wanted to be. During my years in medical school, was not clear about which specialty to do, I felt that I went through all of them butContinue reading “Diversity – Life as a Latina Orthopaedic Surgeon”

ISAKOS Launches Gender Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Diversity is essential to create strong and productive organisations, maximizing the strengths and talents of all members of the society. Similarly, a diverse leadership group with unique experiences and perspectives is better able to generate novel ideas and goals, contribute different approaches to an issue, and provide a fresh viewpoint to an organisation. Orthopedic surgeryContinue reading “ISAKOS Launches Gender Diversity and Inclusion Task Force”