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Fighting corruption in orthopedic surgery

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James Rickert, M.D., an Indiana orthopedist, says financial conflicts of interest often drive physicians to perform worthless surgeries, and he says that orthopedics “is one of the worst offenders,” reports MedPage Today.

He has launched a “moral persuasion” campaign to  get his colleagues to stop this corruption. Dr. Rickert founded the Society for Patient Centered Orthopedic Surgery to push this cause.


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