Publisher: Koehler Books
Available in: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book
Published: November 1, 2017

Imagine a doctor doing ordinary activities in his kitchen, stop and draw some of the everyday objects, like an orange and a corkscrew. Then watch him turn those drawings into advanced patents for new hip and knee replacements. Dr. Michael Ries holds 45 patents, many coming to him while in his kitchen. The remarkable efficiency of the human hip and knee are described with simple illustrations, and tell why we can’t make hip and knee replacements quite as perfect as the normal joints we were born with. Health care professionals, patients considering joint replacement, students, and inventors will find The Joint Kitchen informative, entertaining, and thought provoking. Dr. Ries shows 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 new ideas that can transform and improve lives.

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“An extraordinarily helpful book about creative thinking, describing exactly what happens with me every day when I am writing.”

ALAN TRUSTMAN, Author of Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cannes Film Festival

 

 

2017-10-23T13:31:33+00:00

ALAN TRUSTMAN, Author of Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair, Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cannes Film Festival

 

 

“An extraordinarily helpful book about creative thinking, describing exactly what happens with me every day when I am writing.”
“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 “silent zone,” that ushers in the alchemy of the “Eureka” moment. Invention after invention pour out of his ability to see shapes in common objects, their natural utility and his brain’s own sense of itself. His opening up to his “silent zone” is an exact description of our brain’s ability to drop into the recently discovered Default Mode Network, where many believe the deepest parts of our true sense of Self exists. This critical process is centrally involved in all creative endeavors.”

Michael H. Moskowitz, MD, MPH
Bay Area Pain Medical Associates
Neuroplastic Partners, LLC

2017-10-12T16:43:04+00:00

Michael H. Moskowitz, MD, MPH
Bay Area Pain Medical Associates
Neuroplastic Partners, LLC

“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 “silent zone,” that ushers in the alchemy of the “Eureka” moment. Invention after invention pour out of his ability to see shapes in common objects, their natural utility and his brain’s own sense of itself. His opening up to his “silent zone” is an exact description of our brain’s ability to drop into the recently discovered Default Mode Network, where many believe the deepest parts of our true sense of Self exists. This critical process is centrally involved in all creative endeavors.”
“Dr. Ries is an exceptional surgeon and innovator. His lessons from the silent zones of the kitchen and the outdoors provide useful guidance for innovators and for patients regarding tapping inner creativity, and applying lessons from our everyday life experience to novel utilization. This book is a must read for anyone who may hope to improve creative thinking, and to innovate and problem solve using out of the box thinking."

SIGURD BERVEN, MD, Professor and Chief of Spine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco

2017-10-23T13:32:29+00:00

SIGURD BERVEN, MD, Professor and Chief of Spine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco

“Dr. Ries is an exceptional surgeon and innovator. His lessons from the silent zones of the kitchen and the outdoors provide useful guidance for innovators and for patients regarding tapping inner creativity, and applying lessons from our everyday life experience to novel utilization. This book is a must read for anyone who may hope to improve creative thinking, and to innovate and problem solve using out of the box thinking."
“A necessary read for anyone who is considering knee or hip replacement, or anyone who wishes to become an inventor in the prosthetic field, in fact, anyone who hopes to become the next Leonardo da Vinci!”

MICHAEL E. DAVIES, Renowned Emergency Room and Trauma physician

2017-10-23T13:33:41+00:00

MICHAEL E. DAVIES, Renowned Emergency Room and Trauma physician

“A necessary read for anyone who is considering knee or hip replacement, or anyone who wishes to become an inventor in the prosthetic field, in fact, anyone who hopes to become the next Leonardo da Vinci!”
“The Joint Kitchen presents similes of everyday events which provide solutions for complex orthopaedic problems.”

SETH GREENWALD, D.Phil.(Oxon), Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, OH

2017-10-23T13:34:11+00:00

SETH GREENWALD, D.Phil.(Oxon), Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Cleveland, OH

“The Joint Kitchen presents similes of everyday events which provide solutions for complex orthopaedic problems.”

About the Author

Dr. Michael Ries is an orthopedic surgeon and the Arthroplasty Fellowship Director at the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic. He received a BS and MS from MIT, and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and has been in practice for more than 25 years.

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