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Physicians Must Identify Predatory Journals

Eeric Truumees, MD
In his Editor’s Message, Eeric Truumees, MD, continues the conversation on predatory publishing, with a focus on how predatory journals taint genuine, authentic scientific research.

Female War Amputees Present Unique Rehab and Reintegration Needs

Craig A. Kampfer, MD; Jessica C. Rivera, MD; Christina M. Hylden, MD; and Anthony E. Johnson, MD
Female veteran amputees may face psychological and other challenges that differ from those faced by their male colleagues. Acknowledging the unique needs of female amputees can direct therapies and research to improve outcomes.

FDA Prepares to Modernize Its 510(k) Pathway to Keep Pace with Medical Device Advancements

Katherine Sale
Most medical devices used in the United States are cleared for marketing through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) pathway. For years, however, people have been questioning the process and its ability to ensure patient safety. Now that devices are taking another leap forward with new technologies and more combinations with drugs and biologics, the FDA is again preparing to evaluate the 42-year-old process.

Do Your Cybersecurity Policies Need a Checkup?

Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA
Cybersecurity policies are critical for protecting patient and other sensitive data in your network and reducing the risk of breaches that can cause reputational harm, costly recovery, and patient disclosure activities. Michael J. Sacopulos, JD, discusses the finer points of cybersecurity policies and why orthopaedic surgeons should take them seriously.

Are You Ready to Change Your Practice?

Eugene Pepper Toomey, MD
Eugene Pepper Toomey, MD, discusses his transition into independent medical examinations, as well as some issues and fears a physician may face when making this paradigm shift.