AAOS Now, June 2007
Workshops open doors for young investigators
USBJD guides the next generation of musculoskeletal researchers Musculoskeletal research is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of disease—and that’s bad news not only for the patients who have musculoskeletal conditions but also for the orthopaedic surgeons who treat them.
Basic research and the future of orthopaedics
Editor’s note: Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD, is the recipient of the 2007 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)/American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Alfred R. Shands Jr., MD, Award and Lecture. These excerpts are from his presentation to the ORS 53rd Annual Meeting, Feb. 11-14, 2007, in San Diego, Calif. When I started studying articular cartilage, it was often referred to as a relatively inactive structural material with a few indolent cells embedded within an amorphous ground substance.
Fracture repair symposium addresses challenges and opportunities
AAOS research symposium examines bone healing at the cellular level The AAOS-sponsored research symposium on Fracture Repair: Challenges and Opportunities, held April 28-29, offered an invitation-only audience of orthopaedic surgeons, young investigators, researchers, industry representatives, and other medical specialists a look into the future. Organized by principal investigators Thomas A. Einhorn, MD, and Cato T.
Orthopaedic research unites family, links generations
Orthopaedic research has been among the ties that bind Nancy E. Ferguson, RN, and her family. Mrs. Ferguson discovered the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) through her daughter, Cristin M. Ferguson, MD. “Several years ago I was at the AAOS Annual Meeting with my daughter,” Mrs. Ferguson recalls. “I was visiting some of the scientific exhibits and picked up some materials about OREF, which impressed me greatly.” That encounter led Mrs.