As you read the educational material in this website, please note that Dr. Paley wishes to disclose to you information regarding his relationships with orthopedic companies. Throughout his career, Dr. Paley has been active in the research, development, and teaching of new implants and improved surgical instruments and techniques. As part of this work, he has worked under contract with orthopedic companies, providing consulting services on new products and input on research and development. In return for this time and expertise, he has been paid consulting fees. Dr. Paley does not receive royalties on products he uses at St. Mary's Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, or Surgery Center of Palm Beach Gardens.
Dr. Paley currently receives royalties from the following companies:
- Smith and Nephew Orthopedics
- Pega Medical
- Nuvasive Special Orthopedics
Dr. Paley uses products from these companies in the care of patients but also uses similar products from other implant manufacturers with whom he has no consulting relationship. He wishes to assure you that the selection of which product to use in a patient’s care is based only on what is best for the patient, not on which company makes the product.
Dr. Paley is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), which holds its members to extremely high ethical standards to ensure that even the appearance of a conflict of interest does not jeopardize the trust that patients place in our doctors. AAOS has adopted Standards of Professionalism that require orthopedic surgeon members to identify and disclose potential conflicts of interest to their patients, the public, and colleagues. These Standards also clearly articulate how and under what circumstances AAOS members may work with and be compensated by industry, as well as the penalties for failure to comply.
You can learn more about these Standards of Professionalism at the AAOS website.
Dr. Feldman receives royalties from Orthopediatrics. Dr. Robbins receives royalties from Smith and Nephew Orthopedics. Dr. Lamm receives royalties from Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and Vilex.
It is important that you are aware of these relationships with implant manufacturers. It is also important that you know that all of our physicians put the interests of patients first. Our staff is available to answer questions that you may have on this subject.
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