Paul H. Goodley, MD


November 20, 2006

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Editor's Note

Welcome to our first installment of reFLEXIONS and rePERCUSSIONS, a new forum to discuss the state of the state in orthopaedics and related issues. I promise these columns will be engaging, informative, provocative, and entertaining. The first salvo is the aptly named "Goodley Intentions." Dr. Paul Goodley has been involved in orthopaedic medicine for over 30 years, and his first column, with the deceptively simple title "The Medicine of Orthopaedics," draws on his wealth of experience in the musculoskeletal arena.

After you read it, let us know what you think, what you liked and what you did not like. At the risk of stealing the tag line of a certain cable news talk show host, "Keep it pithy". Responses will be published (with the author's consent) in JOINT SOUNDS.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you.


Charles Kearns, PhD

Editorial Director

Medscape Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

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Will Rogers

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Henry James

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I wish I knew who said that

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