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As you know, COA delivers COA Dispatch direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the COA Dispatch news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


New hip and knee centre opens in Regina
The Leader-Post
The province and the health region are hoping five examination rooms and one exercise room will go a long way in helping to improve the lives of patients, while helping to reduce surgical wait times. The new Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) Hip and Knee Treatment and Research Centre in theRQHR Surgical Assessment Centre, located at 1621 Albert St. has been called the one-stop shop for knee and hip replacement by some at the official opening.
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Breakthrough could prevent hip implant replacement
Medical Xpress
Hip implants rely on the normal functioning of bone cells to achieve fixation of the implant with the bone. However, small metal particles released from hip implants, due to friction between the moving surfaces, have been shown to be toxic to the surrounding bone cells. This causes the implant to loosen in the bone and often leads to patients requiring second surgery to replace the failed implant.
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Hémorragie de talents à l'hôpital public
Journal du Dimanche
L'hôpital était sa maison depuis vingt ans. Il l'aime encore mais la quitte. "C'est un divorce très douloureux", soupire ce professeur de chirurgie estimé. Pourquoi un mandarin au sommet de sa carrière dans un grand CHU envoie-t-il soudain tout valser? "C'est une accumulation : les coupes dans les effectifs de surveillantes qui désorganisent le service, les instrumentistes en intérim qui se succèdent au bloc opératoire au mépris de la sécurité, l'absence de kinés en fin de semaine pour faire lever les malades opérés la veille, la poussière accumulée sur mon bureau durant trois semaines parce que la femme de ménage est débordée."
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Philanthropists donate $10 million to Mount Sinai's orthopedics department
Toronto Star
A Toronto philanthropic power couple donated $10 million to Mount Sinai Hospital for orthopedic patients to “live their lives more fully.” The multimillion-dollar gift will improve access to much-needed hip and knee replacements for Ontarians, said Mount Sinai’s head of orthopedic surgery, Dr. David Backstein. One in five Canadians suffer from long-term pain and disability as a result of musculoskeletal disorders — and the number is climbing as the population ages.
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