Is Gone

Forbes - - Fact & Comment -

The world lost a renowned healer, vi­sion­ary in­no­va­tor and busi­ness­man/en­tre­pre­neur, and the Forbes fam­ily lost a good friend when Dr. Richard Roth­man died re­cently at age 81.

Dr. Roth­man was a peer­less sur­geon, who, dur­ing the course of his 50-year ca­reer, dra­mat­i­cally changed the way doc­tors treat pa­tients with de­te­ri­o­rat­ing joints. When he be­gan to fo­cus on joint re­place­ment, pa­tients with bad hips es­sen­tially had two un­ac­cept­able op­tions: get a walker or have surgery, which prob­a­bly wouldn’t do much good. Dr. Roth­man was a pi­o­neer in mod­ern joint-re­place­ment surgery, in­clud­ing the in­ven­tion of a to­tal-hip-re­place­ment sys­tem that’s be­come one of the most prom­i­nent and widely used sys­tems in the world.

Start­ing with four em­ploy­ees and one of­fice in 1970,

Dr. Roth­man built a med­i­cal em­pire, the Roth­man Orthopaedic In­sti­tute, which to­day fea­tures some 200 physi­cians (in­clud­ing my son-in-law Dr. John An­der­son) in nearly 40

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.