Peter Kung, MD, of Longview Orthopedic Associates (LOA) attended the Orthopaedic Technology and Innovation (OTI) Forum in Naples, Florida, on January 22nd and 23rd.
This invitation-only meeting hosted more than 300 of the foremost orthopedic surgeons from around the globe. Kung was one of three physicians from Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Southwest Washington who was invited to attend.
In addition to his work with LOA, Kung serves as a consultant for Arthex, helping the company create, develop, and refine new products. He is also a member of Arthrex's Knee Product Team.
"OTI is one of my favorite meetings of the year," Kung said. "You have some of the brightest minds in sports medicine in one place discussing the newest techniques and innovations that help surgeons like myself provide the best possible care for our patients."
Topics discussed included joint pain and function improvements using minimally-invasive technologies like biologics, which involves the use of stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and cadaver tissue. There was also discussion of new arthroscopic techniques for treating irreparable shoulder tears.
"It's very important to stay up to date, and meetings like this are extremely helpful in that regard" Kung said. "I don't want to treat certain problems using the same techniques I learned during my training 10 years ago if there are newer and better ways to do things now."
To learn more about Dr. Kung, check his bio here.
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|Dr. Peter Kung|