As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, most of our orthopaedic services, including elective surgical slates, are returning to more…
The International Society for Stem Cell Research has issued a statement that “When a professional consensus on the safety and therapeutic value of a treatment is lacking, the ISSCR believes it is unethical and unprofessional to market such interventions directly to patients”. The COA supports this statement.
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Dr. Klippenstein and several of his OR coworkers have been participants in Operation Walk Winnipeg, a humanitarian surgical team that has travelled to the Central American country of Nicaragua to perform total knee replacements on an annual basis. As one of the two Canadian teams on this initiative, this interdisciplinary group of volunteers raises their own support, receives donated knee implants from two orthopaedic supply companies, and collects the funds and supplies necessary to perform 60 to 70 knee replacements on underprivileged citizens over the course of a week. As a further initiative to help this cause, Dr. Klippenstein collects used knee braces from his patients to distribute to needy recipients there. Read Dr. Klippenstein’s talk, “Reflections on Operation Walk 2016” presented the following year at a fund-raising event.