AAOS Now, November 2009
The genetics of clubfoot
OREF-funded study helps to further understanding of foot disorder Clubfoot is a common musculoskeletal disorder, but in many cases, the cause is unknown. Several lines of evidence—family history, twin studies, and varying prevalence rates among different ethnic groups—point to a genetic cause or a genetic susceptibility to the disorder, but the role played by genes is not clear. In 2008, Matthew B.
OREF CDP to support spine fellowships
Grants will be awarded for 2010–2011 academic year The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has announced that DePuy Spine has agreed to provide funding to support up to 25 graduate medical education (GME) fellowships in spine care that will be awarded for the 2010–2011 academic year through the OREF Clinician Development Program (CDP).