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As you know, COA delivers COA Dispatch direct to your inbox each Tuesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the COA Dispatch news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.

Hip replacement surgery: Patients are pain-free and loving life
Ottawa Citizen
Doctors and patients agree it's a miracle. After months or perhaps years of pain and immobility, the intense ache vanishes and in a few days or weeks, you're up and around and pretty soon life is back to normal. Hip-replacement surgery is No. 2 in patient satisfaction and lifestyle improvements, behind cataract removal, says surgeon Dr. Paul Beaulé, head of adult reconstruction at the Ottawa Hospital and a professor of surgery at the University of Ottawa.
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Radical surgery creates knee joint using a foot
The Telegraph
A woman has undergone ground breaking surgery after being told she had bone cancer. Jordon Moody, 22, now has a new knee joint created from her left foot, which has been twisted so her toes are pointing backwards and her heel is at the front. She underwent the rotationplasty after surgeons amputated her left thigh above the knee and then reattached the bottom part of her leg to the limb.
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Children's Hospital limb-lengthening procedure transforms young lives
Global News
At first glance, the device could be considered a modern day torture device. It has two large rings, which encircle a child's limb, connected by six minutely adjustable rods that can be lengthened and shortened to reposition bones. It's known as the Taylor Spatial Frame and in the hands of Dr. Tony Cooper, the newest addition to the BC Children's Hospital orthopedics team; it's an invaluable tool in correcting limb length and deformities in children and teens.
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McMaster study: New hospital funding model 'a shot in the dark'
CBC News
A new funding model coming to Ontario hospitals is a "wild card" that could create serious unintended consequences, say McMaster University researchers involved in a sweeping new study. The study focuses on a hospital funding approach gaining popularity, and that the Ministry of Health wants to implement here. It would institute new incentives for hospitals to decrease wait times and increase efficiency.
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Des organismes dénoncent la facturation médicale illégale en cliniques médicales
98,5 fm
Plusieurs groupes de défense des usagers du réseau de la santé reviennent à la charge pour dénoncer la facturation «illégale» de divers produits lors de visites chez le médecin. Cinq associations, représentant des médecins et des dizaines de milliers d'usagers du réseau, ont fait une sortie publique ce dimanche pour appuyer la requête d'un recours collectif visant le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS), la Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) et une cinquantaine de cliniques privées.
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