Claude Jarrett, MD, an upper extremity orthopedic surgeon who practices at Wilmington (N.C.) Health, discussed the role medical technology plays in the orthopedics field with StarNewsOnline.
Here are five takeaways:
1. Dr. Jarrett said the next frontier in orthopedic medicine is learning how to address injuries on the biologic or cellular level rather than just on the mechanical level.
2. As a result, he said future discoveries in orthopedic medicine will be biological rather than technical.
3. Dr. Jarrett recommended future healthcare providers get exposure by learning from people on the job, and getting their feet wet early in the field.
4. Before practicing at Wilmington Health, he taught at Atlanta-based Emory University's medical school.
5. Dr. Jarrett received his medical degree from Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedics at Atlanta-based Emory University Hospital, and an upper extremity fellowship at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital.