The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery w/ Matthew DiPaola, MD (EP. 06) 

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Thread Talks Episode #06 with Dr. Matthew DiPaola.

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In this episode, Peter A. Roberti interviews Dr. Matthew DiPaola, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon. Mathew shares his background in orthopedic surgery and draws parallels between the orthopaedic surgery field and the fashion industry, emphasizing that both fields offer abundant creativity and limitless possibilities.

Matthew reflects on the evolution of orthopedic surgery over the past 15 years and provides valuable insights into the technological advancements shaping the future of the field. He discusses the revolutionary impact of 3D printing in orthopedic surgery, highlighting its role in recreating tissues and organs. Dive deeper into DiPaola’s insights by checking out his book, 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Furthermore, Matthew shares details about the upcoming charity event aimed at supporting the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation (ASESF). He offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the event’s organization and provides valuable information on how listeners can get involved and where the donated funds will go. For more details about the event, please visit

During this episode, you will learn about:

  • [01:22] Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Matthew DiPaola 
  • [01:52] Dr. Matthew DiPaola’s Background  
  • [05:02] Similarities between the orthopedic surgery field and the fashion industry
  • [06:50] How has orthopedic surgery evolved over the past 15 years, and what future changes can we anticipate in the field in terms of technology?
  • [10:02] 3D printing in orthopedic surgery
  • [12:50] Matthew’s book “3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery”:
  • [13:09] The upcoming charity event: Fundraising and Awareness for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation (ASESF) on May 17th, 2024
  • [15:54] What was it like putting the event together?
  • [18:56] What led Matthew to choose the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York, as the venue for the event?
  • [23:48] How to get involved in the event
  • [24:36] Where will the donated money go?
  • [28:22] Event Website:

Key Takeaways:

• Just like in the fashion industry, the field of orthopedic surgery offers abundant creativity and limitless opportunities. [05:02]

• The application of 3D printing technology in orthopedic surgery assists in the recreation of tissues and organs. [10:19] 

• Orthopaedic surgery is the architecture of the human body. [22:55]

People Mentioned and Other Resources:

1. 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery:

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