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Supracondylar Humerus Fracture in Children: How to Stay Out of Trouble

Terry Stanton
At an AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting symposium, a panel addressed “Staying Out of Trouble in Pediatric Trauma,” offering guidance on managing various fractures in children. David L. Skaggs, MD, gave tips for avoiding common pitfalls in the handling of supracondylar fractures of the humerus.

Experts Offer Treatment Pearls During ‘Top Tips’ Lecture

Maureen Leahy
Acute trauma patients who arrive at hospitals that don’t have the necessary resources to care for them should be transferred immediately to the nearest appropriate facility, according to trauma surgeon Lisa K. Cannada, MD.

Educating Today’s Residents to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

Tanya Kenevich
During a session at the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference, moderators Lisa Cannada, MD, and Thomas Muzzonigro, MD, and speakers Megan R. Wolf, MD, Henry Ellis, MD, Charles Nelson, MD, and Todd Schmidt, MD, discussed what residents truly want from their AAOS membership, the importance of mentoring, and what AAOS means to practicing orthopaedic surgeons.

Exposure: Radiation Is the ‘Invisible Enemy’ of Female Orthopaedic Surgeons

Sravya Vajapey, MD, and Julie Balch Samora, MD, PhD
Adverse events associated with radiation include deterministic (e.g., hair loss, skin burns, nausea, cataracts) and stochastic (i.e., carcinogenesis, teratogenesis) effects. Radiation is a foe that cannot be seen, felt, smelled, or heard. It’s hard to fight this “invisible enemy.” But’s that exactly what orthopaedic surgeons must do, using the only weapons at their disposal—education, awareness, proper positioning, and lead.