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“The Joint Kitchen by Michael Ries is a book like none other on the creative process that blends knowledge and unfocused thought leading to “outside the box” medical inventions. Dr. Ries goes beyond explaining his thought process of discovery to a description of the...
Ries, M.D.: The Jumbo Cup: Curtain calls and Caveats. Sem Arthroplasty, 25: 151-155,2014.
Ries, M.D.: The Electronic Medical Record (EMR): Friend or Foe? Clinical Face Off. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 472(1): 16-21, 2014
Nwankwo, C., Dong, N.N., Heffernan, C.D., Ries, M.D: Do Jumbo Cups Cause Hip Center Elevation in Revision THA? A Computer Simulation. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 472(2): 572-6, 2014.
The Joint Kitchen
The remarkable efficiency of the human hip and knee are described with simple illustrations, and why we can’t make hip and knee replacements quite as perfect as the normal joints we were born with. A doctor who found himself just doing ordinary everyday activities drew similar images of what he was looking at that turned into patents for new hip and knee replacements. The story suggests that when our mind is in a peaceful state of tranquility the creative and problem solving parts of our brain can magically connect to form a new idea.