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6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement (MTJR)

December 4-6, 2014
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California

As we prepare for the 6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement, I wanted to take a few moments to share some exciting news about the meeting and to extend a special offer to all FARM members.

The 6th Annual Modern Trends In Joint Replacement (MTJR) Course will take place December 4-6, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California. MTJR continues to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic practice by educating practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging communication between opinion leaders and community-based physicians. For a limited time, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) is extending a special offers to all FARM members. Register by December 1 and receive $150 off existing registration fees using the discount code MTJR150 at check out.

Please visit ICJR.net for more information or to register.

To receive your discount, register by Monday December 1st and enter the appropriate discount codeMTJR150

Download the Event Brochure (pdf)

We look forward to seeing you in December for another great MTJR event!

Raj K. Sinha, MD, PhD
Chairman, 6th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement

BoneSmart.org Annual Review & Plan 2013-14

annual-review-2013It is with great pleasure we share with you the latest annual review for our BoneSmart.org knee and hip replacement patient outreach efforts. In 2013 BoneSmart.org delivered exceptional returns on our patient advocacy investment with website metrics logging over 2.25 million visits and over 43,000 referrals to our orthopedic industry leading partner sponsors.

This 1-page annual review document highlights notable milestones BoneSmart.org achieved in 2013, and gives a brief explanation of each our top four initiatives for 2014. As always we sincerely appreciate your support…we could not do all of this without you.

View or download the full size Annual Review

5th Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement (MTJR)

September 19 – 21, 2013
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California

The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) is looking forward to another great Modern Trends in Joint Replacement (MTJR) Course this year and is pleased to offer you, as a FARM supporter, a 25% discount on registration fees if you sign up by August 30th.

In its fifth year, the MTJR course continues to promote the highest standards of orthopedic practice by educating practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging communication between opinion leaders and community based surgeons.

This year under the direction of the expert MTJR faculty, attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on experience honing their skills in hip and knee arthroplasty with the MTJR cadaver labs. These labs will take place the afternoons of Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20.

  • Thursday will feature two 90-minute knee cadaver labs: one on varus knee, and the other on custom knees and cutting blocks.
  • Friday will feature two 90-minute hip cadaver labs: one on new technologies in primary hip replacement, and the other on revision hip replacement.

Please visit ICJR.net for more information or to register.

25% discount: register by Friday August 30th and enter the appropriate discount code:

  • Physicians: MTJR25
  • Allied healthcare professionals: MTJR25A

SPECIAL OFFER: Now through August 30th, if you register for the MTJR course you will be automatically upgraded to a Silver ICJR membership for 1 year – a $250 value! (Note: If you are already a Basic member and you register for MTJR, your upgrade will take effect within 30 days.)

We look forward to seeing you in September for another great MTJR event!


Raj K. Sinha, MD, PhD
Chairman, MTJR

SmartMoney Interview and “Best of Web” Recognition for BoneSmart®

Elevating the image of the joint replacment industry and raising awareness among prospective joint replacement patients about their options for treatment are two of the primary goals of this Foundation. So we are pleased to share this recent recognition by two notable publications – the Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney and HealthLine.com – that underscore the work we do every day, to benefit both consumers and the image of this industry.

Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney Interviews FARM Founder

On Monday (August 20, 2012), the WSJ’s SmartMoney published a story about higher taxes for hip replacements, for which FARM founder, Richard Warner, was interviewed. Warner, a double hip implant recipient himself, was quoted regarding his absolute belief in joint replacement surgery as a life changing procedure – even in the face of potential tax-related cost increases. Read the full story >

HealthLine Names BoneSmart.org “Best of the Web”

Earlier this month FARM’s patient outreach website, BoneSmart.org, received yet another bit of recognition – this time from one of the web’s largest medical publishers (HealthLine.com) – which named the site one of the Top 11 Best Total Knee Replacement Blogs. We are grateful for the recognition, and proud to say BoneSmart® has experienced seven straight years of growth. Millions of visitors each year help nurture the web’s most active joint replacement patient forum (with a current archive of more than 300,000 patient “posts”). See the award >

14th BIOLOX Joint Replacement Symposium

Bearing Surface Options in Total Joint Replacement: The Experts Provide the Evidence

May 19 – 20, 2012
The ARIA at CityCenter
Las Vegas, Nevada


This educational Symposium will provide a conduit to bring together the latest research studies, and the most up to date clinical results in the field of advanced bearings for Total Joint Replacement.


  • Basic Science & Wear Assessment
  • Bearing Surface Options: THA & TKA
  • Failures of TJA
  • Bearing Surface Problems: Challenge the Experts
  • Patient Activity & Bearing Surfaces
  • Clinical Outcomes

The event will focus on presenting the clinical results of existing technology in total joint replacement techniques used around the world, and will present the audience with promising new technologies currently being developed.

Pre-registration: USD 295.00
On-site: USD 395.00
Residents: USD 50.00

Leading Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Harry E. Rubash, Joins Distinguished Board of Directors

Dr. Harry Rubash

Dr. Harry E. Rubash, prominent orthopedic surgeon, researcher, and educator, was recently welcomed as the newest member of the notable 11-person board of directors for The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine (FARM) (http://farmortho.org) – a 501c(3) non-profit organization with a stated mission of “improving the lives of people with orthopedic disabilities.”

Currently the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH and the Edith M. Ashley Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rubash brings deep orthopedic expertise, industry knowledge, and a stellar professional reputation as a hip and knee replacement specialist.

According to FARM founder, Richard Warner, as the joint replacement market grows so will the need – among surgeons and prospective patients – for current and unbiased information about advances in hip and knee replacement. Says Warner, “The Foundation’s Board of Directors is its greatest asset in raising awareness about enhanced material research, so we are extremely grateful and enthusiastic about having Dr. Rubash contribute his considerable expertise and join us in pursuit of this mission.”

Dr. Rubash’s full bio can be viewed online at http://farmortho.org/bod/rubash.htm

13th BIOLOX® Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland

This Symposium will provide all participants with the most current knowledge available on the use of Bioceramics and Alternative Bearings in Contemporary Total Joint Replacement. Previous International BIOLOX® Symposiums have established a tradition of offering excellent opportunities for effective communication and exchange of ideas between engineers, scientists and surgeons. The scope of the Symposiums has been expanded over the years and now include practical applications of ceramics and other alternative bearing materials in both laboratory and clinical settings. The Symposium pays tribute to the excellent acceptance of ceramic technology by the Orthopaedic Surgical Community.

FARM Orthopedics Founder and CEO Richard Warner has been invited to speak. FARM Board of Directors B. Sonny Bal, MD, Rocco Pitto, MD and James M. Buchanan, FRCS will also be attending.

21st Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in Seoul, Korea

The 21st Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty will be held October 1-4, 2008 at the Hotel Shilla, Seoul, Korea. FARM, Inc. Board member, Raj Sinha, MD, PHD will be attending.

ISTA is a non-profit public benefit corporation and its goal is to promote public awareness, education and research in arthroplasty.

Radio Interview with FARM Founder, Richard Warner

FARM Founder Richard Warner interviews at KPSI Radio Palm Springs, CA and discusses his personal experience with MIS Robotic Assisted and Traditional Hip Surgeries. Click the ‘Play’ button below to hear the full interview.


Masters in Revision Total Hip Replacement: the Femoral Side

The goal of this meeting is to explore current concepts related to revision surgery of the femoral component in total hip replacement.

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Date / Time:
Friday, 25 March 2005, 17:40 to 20:00

Revision total hip replacement is a challenging surgery requiring sound biological strategies for bone stock defect management and dedicated implants for stable fixation. This masters in revision surgery of the femoral component addresses the upside and downside potential for bone grafting techniques, proximal and distal fixation revision components, and highlights the design and operative choices in revision total hip replacement

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of:

  • The basic science of bone regeneration
  • Benefits of using bone grafts/current design revision stems
  • Technical ups and downs
  • The current knowledge of clinical outcomes

Continuous Professional Development accreditation of NZOA (pending)

Rocco P. Pitto, MD, PhD

Hugh Blackley (Auckland)
Jillian Cornish (Auckland)
Jonathan Garino (Philadelphia)
Geoff Horne (Wellington)
Rocco Pitto (Auckland)
Michael Ries (San Francisco)

With the endorsement of:
The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine, Inc (FARM)
The Auckland Orthopaedic society

Telephone: #64 9 2760044 (ext. 7666)
Facsimile: #64 9 276 0066
[email protected]


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