This week we're joined by Dr. Bill Weiss. Dr. Weiss is a clinical professor at the Texas Tech HSC at El Paso and the Paul Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and foot and ankle surgery. This week we get into numerous topics including the dark side of health care administration, sports medicine, the Canadian healthcare system, and doing three fellowships.

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References from this episode:

The dark side of the business of healthcare:

McIntyre LF, Beach WS. A Rigged Game: Surgeon Reimbursement Under the Resource-Based Relative Value System, Current Procedural Terminology, and the Affordable Care Act [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 19]. Arthroscopy. 2020;S0749-8063(20)30423-0. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2020.05.010

LaPrade MD, Camp CL, Brockmeier SF, Krych AJ, Werner BC. The Cost of Outpatient Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs: Hospital Reimbursement is on the Rise While Surgeon Payments Remain Unchanged [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 30]. Arthroscopy. 2020;S0749-8063(20)30315-7. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2020.03.038

ACL graft options

MOON Knee Group, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, et al. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in High School and College-Aged Athletes: Does Autograft Choice Influence Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision Rates?. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(2):298-309. doi:10.1177/0363546519892991

Smith PA, Cook CS, Bley JA. All-Inside Quadrupled Semitendinosus Autograft Shows Stability Equivalent to Patellar Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Randomized Controlled Trial in Athletes 24 Years or Younger. Arthroscopy. 2020;36(6):1629-1646. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2020.01.048