Join one of the most successful people in medicine as you have never heard him before in our latest orthohub see one / do one podcast: the biggest challenges to orthopaedics!

Our special guest for this episode is Paul Tornetta III, MD - one of most well-known and respected orthopaedic surgeons in the world (and someone we thought would be far too sensible to actually come on our podcast!)

Paul is Chief and Chair, Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston, as well as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Boston Medical Center.

Tornetta has served on the executive committees of the SPRINT, FAITH, TRUST, and FLOW trials, as well as on the Department of Defense funded METRC consortium.

He leads the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Consortium and has extensive experience as faculty on the AAOS / OTA, has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, and is a lead editor for Rockwood and Green’s textbook on fracture care.

Paul is a past president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and was an ABC (American British Canadian) traveling fellow. He is the incoming chair of the Council on Education for the AAOS and has won numerous prestigious prizes and awards.

In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss:

- mentoring & how can you spot the winners

- the struggling trainee - and the struggling trainer

- attitudes and behaviours that are incompatible with the practice of medicine

- his theory on the 3 types of residents

- what are the biggest challenges to orthopaedics

- how he would bring the FDA into the 21st century via real-time registries & constant monitoring of outcomes

- improving functional outcomes in trauma patients

- are we training too many orthopaedic trauma surgeons?

- he explains why he doesn’t have a fellow and reveals time management tips and tricks to do it the Tornetta way

- we discover his plans to revolutionise surgical education by working with the AAOS to create a new Resident’s curriculum as a “living document”

- he addresses some of the biggest myths in orthopaedics

- and eventually professes his secret love of sports medicine!

We really take a good look under the hood at what makes him tick, and learn key tips and tricks that we can all use in our daily practices.

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