The Ortho Show

The Ortho Show was born from a passion to share remarkable, insightful, educational and just plain entertaining stories from the world of orthopedics.

Benjamin Young 

Over my many years working in the medical device sector I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the industry’s most respected orthopedic surgeons. I’m excited to use The Ortho Show to share the amazing stories of some of my friends and colleagues I’ve met along the way. I genuinely hope you enjoy it and find something of value within these episodes.

Micah Nicholls

Prior to my involvement in orthopedics, I worked first as an electronic engineer in Silicon Valley and then, after retraining in the UK, as an osteopath. For the past 11 years I’ve been doing research in orthopedics both in academia and for industry. I look forward to bringing you conversations with some of the great minds I’ve had the pleasure of meeting during this time.

Theme music by Kevin Pollard


Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Matt Provencher”

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This episode is also brought to you byThompson Surgical Instruments, Inc., who are celebratingover 55 years as a leader in exposure and the original manufacturer of the table-mounted retractor.

Dr. Matthew Provencher, MD, CAPT MC USNR (Ret.) is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex shoulder, complex knee and sports medicine at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. He has over 20 years of clinical orthopedic experience and surgical care of civilian patients and the United States Navy’s special operations force (Navy SEALs). Dr. Provencher is the Principal Investigator at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute focused on improvement in patient care. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, authored 5 textbooks and 148 book chapters. Dr. Provencher is one of the most influential orthopedic surgeons in the country.

Topics include:
-Dr. Provencher is a native of Barrington, New Hampshire. We hear about growing up in a small town and the influence it had on him.

-He discusses his time at the United States Naval Academy with a Major in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Provencher was also a 4-year varsity oarsman, First-Team All-American at Navy and named Most Valuable Oarsman. He completed his medical education at Dartmouth Medical School and went into orthopedics, like many others, after having an injury.

-We hear about his path with Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and his Orthopaedic Shoulder, Knee and Sports Surgery Fellowship at Rush University.

-Dr. Provencher discusses retirement in the Navy after 27 years, including rescheduling it 3 times due to Covid.

-He was a recent recipient with the AOSSM Red Jacket award. This competition celebrates AOSSM luminaries as they present an innovation or technology that has provided high-end and far-reaching impact to their patients.

Find out more about Dr. Matthew Provencher here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Rachel Frank”

This episode is also brought to you by TrackableMed, the place to go to help grow your new patient base.

This episode is also brought to you by Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc., who are celebrating over 55 years as a leader in exposure and the original manufacturer of the table-mounted retractor.

Dr. Rachel Frank is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. She practices at University of Colorado Sports Medicine and has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopy, cartilage/meniscus restoration surgery, shoulder instability surgery, and care of the female athlete.

Topics include:

-We hear about how personal injuries influenced her decision to become an orthopedic surgeon. She discusses earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois while playing 4 years of Division I Soccer, with majors in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish, and her medical degree (MD) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She then completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Frank then completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and spent a 3-month traveling fellowship in Toronto and Europe with phenomenal surgeons to bring back specialities to start her practice at University of Colorado.

-Dr. Frank is passionate about orthobiologics and discusses how she utilizes it in her practice to improve patient’s function through the minimally invasive approach.

-We hear about how she addresses the care of the female athlete and the importance biologically to treat female athletes differently.

-Amazing advice for those considering going into orthopedics

Find out more about Dr. Rachel Frank here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Amar Ranawat”

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Dr. Amar Ranawat is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS specializing in total hip and total knee replacement, revision total hip and total knee replacement, and periprosthetic fractures.

Born in New York City, he received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1996 before completing an internship at The New York Hospital and a residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In 2002, he completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction under the direction of his father Dr. Chitranjan S. Ranawat. We hear about his family influence in becoming an orthopedic surgeon, including his brother who is also an orthopedic surgeon.

Topics include:
-How the 9/11 attacks led him to join the Navy and their Marine unit. Dr. Ranawat received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2007 for performing emergency limb saving surgery on a Marine during exercises in Tan Tan, Morocco

-We hear about the importance of resident education, fellow education and research at HSS and how he also balances being President of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

-Dr. Ranawat discusses his passion for family and traditions in hunting and fishing.

Find out more about Dr. Amar Ranawat here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Seth Sherman”

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Dr. Seth L. Sherman is a third-generation team physician and surgeon. He is board certified and fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Sherman serves as Orthopedic Surgeon for Stanford Cardinal Football and as the Sports Medicine fellowship director at Stanford Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation.

Topics include:

-Dr. Sherman grew up on the rock of Staten Island and is in his blood to be an orthopedic surgeon. His grandfather was a general surgeon and took care of all the team’s in Brooklyn for 60 years. In addition, his father was the first fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery or as the Sherman family calls it, the Hospital of Surgeon’s Sons. You will hear about his humble upbringing with the heavy influence of surgeon’s in his family.

-We hear about his passion with social media and how it helps him grow his network both nationally and internationally.

-Dr. Sherman provides advice for young orthopedists to find mentors to give practical advice early in their career. He says don’t be afraid to talk to veteran orthopedic surgeons to learn from their expertise.

Find out more about Dr. Seth Sherman here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – Dr. Chris Dougherty

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joins for this episode. He’s been in practice for 20 years and is at the Agility Center Orthopedics in Bentonville, AK. Dr. Dougherty has pioneered surgical procedures that have been adopted world-wide, as well as developedthe most advanced rehab protocols in the state. His numerous patents and published articles aid surgeons around the worldto perform advanced surgeries for their own patients.

Topics include:

-He was born and bred in Missouri. He discusses his experience as the Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals and Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

-He’s at the forefront of innovation in sports medicine and an early adopter in sports medicine technology with Miach Orthopaedics BEAR® implant and Biorez’s BioBrace™ “Tendon in a Bag” implant. Dr. Dougherty discusses scenarios, challenges and outcomes with utilizing these new innovations.

-Dr. Dougherty is a lead physician at OrthoLazer’s location in Bentonville. We hear about what piqued his interest in opening this facility.

Find out more about Dr. Christopher Dougherty here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Brian Cole”

This episode is brought to you by Heron Therapeutics. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning or visit

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We have the one and only Dr. Brian Cole for this episode. Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon atMidwest Orthopaedicsat Rush and a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cole is Managing Partner ofMidwest Orthopaedicsand is the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center.

He’s one of the most prolific and most influential sports medicine surgeons in the world. Dr. Cole is the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls and co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox. He’s a member of every society for sports medicine orthopedics with a vast history of experience with a passion for education. This is one you’re going to enjoy!

Topics include:
-He discusses what made him decide to become a physician and the influence going into orthopedics, including residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cole talks about how he made his way back to Chicago after fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and helping to build the cartilage restoration program.

-He talks about the “private-demic” model of Rush, running it as a private practice with the benefits of being in the academic world. It’s a private independent practice that fosters entrepreneurialism.

-Dr. Cole has a passion for fellowships and can hear his devotion for the importance of mentorships. He discusses how it’s essential to positively influence the next generation through fellowships.

-We also hear about what is his work//life balance like with all of his responsibilities.

Find out more about Dr. Brian Cole here.

Also, find out more about Zynrelef here:

ZYNRELEF utilizes a novel synergistic mechanism of action that combines bupivacaine with a low dose of meloxicam to overcome the challenges of the inflammatory process at the surgical site. ZYNRELEF is the first and only extended-release dual-acting local anesthetic™ (DALA™) and delivers 72 hours of postoperative pain relief via a single needle-free application. It has been clinically proven to better manage pain than standard of care bupivacaine HCl solution over 72 hours and to significantly reduce opioid utilization following surgery.

-ZYNRELEF was initially approved by the FDA in May 2021 and in December 2021, the FDA approved an expansion of ZYNRELEF’s indication.

-Limitations of Use: Safety and efficacy have not been established in highly vascular surgeries, such as intrathoracic, large multilevel spinal, and head and neck procedures.


See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.

• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use

• ZYNRELEF is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

• NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events

ZYNRELEF is contraindicated for:

• Patients with a known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reactions and serious skin reactions) to any local anesthetic agent of the amide-type, NSAIDs, or to any of the other components of ZYNRELEF OR history of asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, sometimes fatal, anaphylactic reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients

• Patients undergoing obstetrical paracervical block anesthesia OR coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery


Cardiovascular (CV) Thrombotic Events with NSAID Use; Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, and Perforation with NSAID Use; Dose-Related Toxicity; Risk of Use in Patients with Impaired Cardiovascular Function; Hepatotoxicity; Hypertension; Heart Failure and Edema; Renal Toxicity and Hyperkalemia; Anaphylactic Reactions; Chondrolysis; Methemoglobinemia; Exacerbation of Asthma Related to Aspirin Sensitivity; Serious Skin Reactions; Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS); Hematologic Toxicity; Masking of Inflammation and Fever.


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