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In the ever-evolving landscape of orthopedic surgery, the Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Technologies (OSET) serves as a beacon of knowledge and expertise. OSET 2023, a gathering of orthopedic luminaries from around the world, featured many distinguished speakers who shared their insights. Among these experts was Dr. Jamie L. Lynch, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and sports medicine. Her presence and presentations at OSET added a layer of excellence and inspiration to the conference. 

Dr. Jamie Lynch at TruOrtho

A Passion for Orthopaedics 

Dr. Lynch’s journey into the world of orthopedics was ignited by an unwavering passion for healing. It all began during her undergraduate years when she pursued a degree in Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This academic foundation laid the groundwork for an illustrious career dedicated to orthopaedic excellence. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Lynch attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where she honed her medical skills and discovered her true calling – Orthopaedic surgery. This pivotal moment set her on

a path toward becoming a renowned orthopaedic surgeon. 

Dr. Jamie L. Lynch assessing a Detriot Lions player injury.

From Medical School to Mastery

Dr. Lynch’s academic journey was marked by dedication and determination. After completing medical school, she embarked on a residency program at Northwestern University, an institution known for producing top-tier medical professionals. Here, she not only sharpened her surgical skills but also deepened her understanding of orthopaedic medicine. However, it was her fellowship in Sports Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan where she cared for the Detroit Lions, that marked a significant turning point in her career. Specializing in the treatment of shoulder and sports-related surgeries, Dr. Lynch deepened her expertise, laying the foundation for her future contributions to the field. 

A Leader in Orthopaedic Organizations 

Beyond her surgical talents, Dr. Lynch plays a pivotal role in advocating for patient safety and excellence in orthopaedics. She is an active member of several prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Her involvement in these organizations underscores her commitment to staying at the forefront of orthopedic advancements. 

Championing Patient Safety

Dr. Lynch’s commitment to patient well-being extends beyond the operating room. She serves on the board for the Texas Medical Liability Trust, an institution dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of care and patient safety. Her active participation in this capacity demonstrates her unwavering dedication to the welfare of those under her care as well as the well-being of fellow physicians.

A Vision Realized: TruOrtho 

Dr. Lynch’s contributions to orthopaedic surgery extend to the establishment of TruOrtho, an all-women orthopaedic practice in San Antonio, Texas. As a co-founder, she played a pivotal role in creating a practice dedicated to providing exceptional orthopaedic care, emphasizing patient-centered treatment delivered by highly skilled female orthopaedic surgeons. 

OSET 2023: Inspiring Innovation 

Dr. Jamie Lynch with a panel disscussion at OSET

OSET 2023 was a global gathering of orthopaedic minds that took place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. From Tuesday, September 19, to Saturday, September 23, orthopedic surgeons and experts from various specialties converged to share knowledge and foster innovation. Among the distinguished speakers, Dr. Jamie L. Lynch, MD, shone as a star, illuminating the way forward for orthopaedic surgeons and ensuring they remain at the forefront of innovation. 

Evolving Techniques and Cutting-Edge Insights 

At OSET 2023, Dr. Lynch captivated the audience with her presentations on evolving orthopedic techniques. Her insights and expertise added a layer of brilliance to the event, inspiring her peers and setting the stage for innovation in the field. 

Dr. Jamie Lynch speaking at OSET 2023

Addressing Complex Shoulder Issues 

Dr. Lynch’s presentations on the complexities of shoulder instability were nothing short of enlightening. Her deep knowledge and experience provided valuable insights into addressing this challenging issue, benefiting both her peers and the patients they serve. 

A Star Among Orthopaedic Stars 

Dr. Jamie L. Lynch, MD, was undeniably a star at OSET 2023. Her presence and presentations added immeasurable value to the conference, inspiring fellow orthopaedic experts and contributing to the overall success of the event. In the world of orthopaedic surgery, innovation is driven by collaboration and shared knowledge. Dr. Lynch’s role at OSET 2023 exemplifies her commitment to advancing shoulder surgery. The event may have hosted numerous experts, but her insights and dedication have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the field, solidifying her status as a shining star in the world of orthopaedic surgery.

TruOrtho's female surgeons Dr. Naomi Shields, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch
Guiding Excellence Together: TruOrtho's Dynamic Trio of Female Surgeons, Dr. Naomi Shields , Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, and Dr. Jamie Lynch

In the dynamic realm of surgical care, an intriguing revelation is reshaping perspectives. Recent studies, including one published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) have unveiled a compelling correlation: female surgeons are yielding remarkably improved long-term outcomes for patients when compared to their male surgical colleagues. While the gender gap within surgery has persisted, these findings underscore the transformative influence of diversity in healthcare teams.

TruOrtho, the forefront of medical innovation, stands as a vivid testament to this trend. Home to an all-female team of accomplished fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, Dr. Jamie Lynch and Dr. Naomi Shields, embody excellence across specialties such as Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement, Shoulder and Sports Injuries, Foot and Ankle Disorders, and Stem Cell Therapy. With a profound commitment to enhancing lives, we embrace the significance of the two recent articles highlighting the female surgeon’s approach to an all-encompassing surgical care from the patient education pre-operatively , through the surgical expertise intra-operatively to the follow-up post-operatively.

The recent studies underline a captivating narrative: patients treated by female surgeons experience fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and a reduced risk of death. In a world where surgical precision and patient-centered care reign, female surgeons are proving their mettle. The meticulous approach and methodical pace they bring to the operating room manifest in outcomes that redefine excellence.

Differences in attitudes towards risk-taking, collaborative aptitude, and patient-centric decision-making have been suggested as potential contributors to the female surgeons improved outcomes . At TruOrtho, these qualities resonate with our values, elevating the care we deliver. It’s a fusion of expertise and empathy, driven by an unwavering mission to empower our patients to lead healthier, more active lives.

The diverse TruOrtho team, consisting of surgeons, staff, and physician assistants, poses together, embodying professionalism and unity.
At TruOrtho, we strive to provide the highest level of concierge orthopaedic care.

In a field where women remain a minority, TruOrtho’s trailblazing female surgeons provide a living testament to the transformative power of the female spirit. The dedication to improving patient outcomes is vividly echoed in our practice. As we continue to break barriers and redefine excellence, we stand firm in our commitment to patient care being our number one focus.

This inspiring evolution calls us all to reflect: when it comes to achieving exceptional patient outcomes, perhaps the key lies in a more diverse and inclusive approach. At TruOrtho, we’re proud to lead the way. As the healthcare landscape evolves, we invite you to join us in embracing the future of transformative surgical care.

For inquiries, appointments, or to learn more about our revolutionary approach to surgical excellence, visit or call us at 210-878-4116. Our team is excited to embark on this journey toward better patient outcomes with you.


Sources and Additional Reading:

  • JAMA Study: Surgeon Sex and Long-Term Postoperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Common Surgeries Read More

  • JAMA Study: Differences in Cholecystectomy Outcomes and Operating Time Between Male and Female Surgeons in Sweden Read More

  • STAT News: Female surgeons have lower rates of long-term adverse outcomes than their male peers, study finds: Read More

  • Healthday: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • US News: Female Surgeons Bring Better Outcomes for Patients, Two Studies Show Read More

  • WSJ: Female Surgeons Get Better Results Than Male Counterparts Read More

  • The Guardian: Patients have better outcomes with female surgeons, studies find Read More

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Understanding Bunions and Their Impact:

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Dr. Naomi Shields: An Expert in 3D Bunion Surgery

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The Lapiplasty Procedure Explained:

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Advantages of Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction:

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Is Lapiplasty Right for You?

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Please note: The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. For personalized medical advice and treatment options, please consult with a qualified healthcare professional.

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