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We’re turning the tables and bringing you an interview with Dr. Scott Sigman. Dr. Michael Redler is our guest host for this switch-up and was a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, which merged with Connecticut Orthopaedics in 2018. He specializes in sports medicine as well as hand and upper extremity surgery.
Dr. Scott A. Sigman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon providing comprehensive care to patients at Orthopedic Surgical Associates of Lowell since 1996. Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Sigman possesses the skills and experience to diagnose and treat sports injuries and conditions affecting the knee and shoulder. In addition to his practice duties, he has served as the Team Physician for the US Ski Jump Team, and serves for the last 20 years as the Team Physician at UMASS Lowell, and is the past Chief of Orthopaedics at Lowell General Hospital.
Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman:
-He graduated cum laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University, where he played varsity lacrosse and was President of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He then received his medical degree as a cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
-Dedicated to furthering his training, he also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, during which he was responsible for the orthopaedic care of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Angels, LA Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, LA Galaxy and USC football.
-Dr. Sigman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Faculty of Sports & Sports Medicine. This certificate is a culmination of his ongoing efforts to change the paradigm of postoperative pain management.
-How does he get it all done? He says it’s all about being efficient and setting reasonable goals. Find out in the episode what he does for 20 minutes every day to recharge.
-Why did he become an orthopedic surgeon? He injured his knee in 10th grade and looked up to local surgeon mentors in his area. There was no looking back after this injury and the rest is history in orthopedics.
-We discuss how private equity is the hot topic in orthopedics.
-We talk about he’s orthopreneurship with Ortholazer. It was born out of his desire for opioid-sparing alternatives and was an uphill battle to get the franchise to where it is today. We also discuss how laser therapy is now part of the recommendations in the AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee released in 2021. Lasers are listed in the AAOS guidelines as FDA-approved laser treatment may be used to improve pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The full AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee can be found here.
Find out more about Dr. Scott Sigman here.