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

Episodes

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Christy Owenby”

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This episode is brought to you byModMed.To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visitmodmed.com/orthopod.ModMed— it’s abouttime.

Christy Owenby isCEO & HEALTHCARE DIGITAL STRATEGIST at Moxy Company.She founded MOXY Company to assist physicians, medical practices, medical device companies and emerging startups in healthcare with marketing, consulting, social media, public relations, brand development, creative style, and so much more. Her greatest strengths are creativity, drive, and solid determination. Christy thrives on challenges, particularly those with the goal of revolutionizing healthcare marketing.

Topics include:

-Christy’s sage advice includes you can’t start too early as a medical school student or resident and never too old to start growing your social media following.
-We discuss how the different platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, can be utilized to promote your practice, as well as providing best practices for business etiquette on social media.
-We also discuss the need to be loud and clear in your goals on social media messaging.

Find out more about Christy Owenby and Moxy Company here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Judy and Sheldon”

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This is a perfect Mother’s Day episode!

Meet Judy and Sheldon! If you are a frequent listener of The Ortho Show you’ll know Judy is Dr. Sigman’s mother and Sheldon is her boyfriend. They’re our #1 and #2 listeners and do our best to make each episode a learning experience for all listeners from novices to orthopedic surgery experts. It’s a fun, light episode to get a glimpse into Dr. Sigman’s family life.

Hosted by Dr. Michael Redler – “Dr. Scott Sigman”

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This episode is brought to you byModMed.To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visitmodmed.com/orthopod.ModMed— it’s abouttime.

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.

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

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This episode is brought to you byModMed.To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visitmodmed.com/orthopod.ModMed— it’s abouttime.

Matthew Varacallo, MD, Director of Orthopedic Robotic Surgery, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and total joint reconstruction, accelerated rehabilitation protocols and functional return to sports after surgeries and procedures. During his Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Varacallo was on the team of physicians caring for the NCAA Division I Collegiate athletes and also worked as team physician for the 2019 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship team at Georgetown College. Today, Dr. Varacallo is team physician/surgeon for the DuBois Dream in the North American Basketball League (NABL) and Premier Basketball League (PBL).

A native of DuBois, Varacallo works alongside his brother, Dr. Christopher Varacallo, and the rest of the Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team with athletes and athletic trainers from the region’s school districts (DuBois, Brockway, Brookville, Clearfield, and St. Marys), along with the DuBois Dream and Penn State DuBois.

Topics include:

-Does he sleep? He’s just three years into practice and operates four days a week, in the office one day and keeps things going with 10 physician extenders. He books 30-40 surgeries every week, which includes 10-12 joint replacements.

-We hear about his passion for his patients holistic experience and improving their overall medical conditions, including quitting smoking and weight loss to make them better prepared for surgery. His social media presence is about empowering patients with end-user stories and tools to be mentality prepared for their prehabilitation and intervention.

Find out more about Dr. Matt Varacallo here.

Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Daniel Paull”

This episode is brought to you byModMed.To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visitmodmed.com/orthopod.ModMed— it’s abouttime.

Dr. Daniel Paull is an orthopedic surgeon in solo private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the Founder and CEO of Easy Orthopedics, which is disrupting the healthcare status quo by cutting out all the middlemen and delivering relationship-based care that values time. He was frustrated with the way medical care was being delivered and didn’t want an insurance company or hospital administrator telling him what to do, and getting in the middle of the relationships that he builds with patients. It’s a unique story about grit and sweat equity to start something new to help patients.

Topics include:

-We hear his story of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Paull has degrees from NYU and University of Miami and completed residency from University of Toledo in Ohio.

-Dr. Paull is off the beaten path in a solo private practice. Dr. Paull travels to the patient’s house, hotel or office in the Colorado Springs area. He will also take office appointments, sees patient’s at other practitioner’s offices, and also has telehealth visits available. Dr. Paull is a believer in relationship-based medicine and is able to spend more time with his patients.

Find out more about Dr. Daniel Paullhere.

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Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Dr. Eric Smith”

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This episode is brought to you byModMed.To learn more and see a demo of the #1 EHR system, EMA®, as well as Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, Patient Engagement tools and more, visitmodmed.com/orthopod.ModMed— it’s about time.

Eric L. Smith, M.D., FAOA is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in joint replacement, reconstructive surgery and revision surgery of the hip and knee at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Dr. Smith is Chief of Arthroplasty at NEBH where he is involved in the clinical care of patients, research and teaching. Dr. Smith plays an active role in the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship Program, where he provides advanced training to physicians in adult reconstructive surgery.

Topics include:

-He’s a remarkable guest and hear about his time growing up in California, including his love for hunting. He spent 10 years of active duty in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. We hear about how he received the Meritorious Service Medal and hear about his amazing history in his time of service.

-He’s part of an Orthopedic Surgeon duo and married to Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin. She is the Surgical Director, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health and Chief of Women’s Sports Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

-Dr. Smith tells us what’s new in the world of total knee replacement for patients.

Find out more about Dr. Eric Smith here.

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