Where have all the “white hats” gone?

A cliché of old movies is that the good guys (such as Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and the Lone Ranger) all wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. For more than 75 years, the orthopaedic specialty has been building a reputation in medicine as the “white hats.” I like to say that orthopaedics has been the “darling” and the envy of all medicine.

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