AAOS Now, January 2012
Since May 22, 2009, I’m frequently greeted by faculty and fellow residents at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) as the “doctor doctor.” I was an intern on the trauma service and was excused after morning rounds that Friday to receive my PhD diploma during graduation ceremonies held that day. The opportunity to earn a PhD while still completing my medical studies was made possible by a vision held by Robert A.
VTE Following Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty: Incidence and Risk Factors
Matthew L. Ramsey, MD Curiosity and desperation provided the impetus for Dr. Ramsey’s current investigation into the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, as well as the factors that may increase the risk of this complication. Dr. Ramsey, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, explained that his interest began with a patient who had a pulmonary embolism after a total elbow replacement.
What Is the “Impact Factor”?
The decision of where to publish research results is one that every investigator takes into account when preparing a manuscript for publication. The topic of the investigation, the quality of the research, and the opportunity to publish in the most highly regarded journal all play a part in the researcher’s final decision. But how does a journal get a reputation as being “better” than other journals?
Potential for Using Adult Stem Cells in Clinical Orthopaedics
Terri A. Zachos, DVM, PhD; Thomas J. Smith, VetMB, MRCVS; and Eric Zellner Although autologous tissues are commonly used in orthopaedic surgery, the need for alternatives to procedures that have the potential for morbidity has driven investigations targeting the development of cell-based therapies.
Advancing Orthopaedic Surgery Through Science
Julie Samora, MD, an orthopaedic surgery resident from Ohio State University, aspires to become a pediatric hand specialist. Eager to pursue a career in research to help guide her clinical practice, Dr. Samora attended the 2011 AAOS/Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)/Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Clinician Scholar Development Program (CSDP) to enrich her professional development.