American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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What Patients are Reading: Industry Reps in the OR

The Washington Post reported this week on the issue of industry representatives being present in the orthopaedic operating room. Serving as technical advisors for the products they represent, the Washington Post explains what their role has traditionally been. AAHKS member, Gary Botimer, MD, talks about his experience in testing a model where reps were not present, but where hospital surgical techs were given the same training instead. Full story.


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  1. Hal boyd says

    Salem Hospital (Itegon) requires the representative to be there to confirm the inventory for that case