Book Review

He obtained a BS and MS from MIT, and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and was in practice for at least 25 decades.

Dr. Ries includes a practice restricted to knee and hip arthroplasty operation and therapy of arthritic knee and hip ailments. He had been on the Complete time faculty in the University of California, San Francisco from 1997 to 2013 where he had been Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Arthroplasty. In this time period he participated regularly in lab and clinical study. Dr. Ries has printed 210 peer reviewed journal posts and 52 book chapters on subjects related to clinical effects and biomaterials used in knee and hip replacement.

What distinguishes D. Ries most from his peer group is that he has helped create numerous knee and hip replacements and is an inventor on 45 US patents for both knee and hip replacement apparatus. He’s also a father of three busy kids, husband to a gorgeous Russian wife, enthusiastic skier, and family handyman.

Why not begin by telling our readers a little about your journey to becoming a published writer?

I’m an orthopaedic surgeon and nearly all of my career was in academic medicine. That usually means that I travel and talk at a great deal of healthcare conferences. The subjects presented and discussed in these meetings cope with medical problems and brand new hip and knee replacement creations are usually not included. Within the previous five or six years it appears, I have been requested by a number of the younger surgeons attending those meetings the way to produce ideas for improvements in knee and hip replacement apparatus. As soon as I reacted to such questions I discovered that a number of the non-medical men and women in the audience looked very interested in the conversation, and I thought that perhaps others might be interested in reading a novel about it.

This publication is a narrative about where ideas for inventions come from. It clarifies how beautifully effective the ordinary knee and hip joint are, and the reason we can not make knee and hip replacements as great as the ordinary joints we had been born with.

Then a physician who found himself cleaning the toilet, preparing meals, starting a wine jar, unscrewing a jar shirt, riding a chairlift, skiing, fishing, or watching snowflakes fall attracted similar pictures on a newspaper that turned to patents for brand new hip and knee replacements. The narrative suggests that when our mind is at a calm condition of tranquility the problem solving elements of our mind can connect and generate a new notion.

I have helped create a range of knee and hip replacement devices through recent years. I actually did not understand the thoughts for these creations sort of popped in my mind, but I did understand precisely where I was and exactly what I was doing when a great deal of these occurred. It was that where I had been and what I had been doing were directly associated with pictures that became fresh hip and knee replacement patents. When I reacted with a few basic examples, it seemed to make perfect sense. I believe this procedure happens to us on different levels, and expected that by writing about my narrative it’d inspire others to develop their thoughts.

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