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Patients help AAOS express the value of orthopaedics

Michael F. Schafer, MD, and Lauren P. Riley

Rachel Kovach, a 12-year-old girl from Highlands, N.J., swam her first ocean mile last month, finishing 177th out of 250 swimmers. “This is a very big deal to me,” said Rachel, “because I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to continue swimming after my cancer diagnosis.”

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