AAOS Now, March 2017
Study: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate
A study of how orthopaedic conditions are diagnosed and managed by emergency department (ED) personnel at one Level 1 trauma center found that a significant number of them are misdiagnosed and ineffectively managed. The study was presented by CPT Nicholas A. Kusnezov, MD, during the 2016 annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Study Describes “Game Changer” Technology for Diagnosing Compartment Syndrome
Because acute compartment syndrome (ACS) can be such a devastating condition, accurate and timely diagnosis is essential. Improving the process to assess injuries for ACS is imperative across trauma care, but it may have elevated priority in the military setting, where high-energy injuries that are especially associated with ACS may be frequently encountered.
Kappa Delta Lanier Award Honors Work in Wrist Kinematics and Arthroplasty
and co-investigator Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, have spent close to three decades working to unravel the mysteries of wrist kinematics, with the ultimate goal of addressing the degenerative condition known as scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC), which occurs following traumatic disruption of the proximal carpal row. For their work on this challenging condition, Dr. Wolfe, of Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Dr.
Symposium Explores Lessons Learned from War
Homeland defense has increasingly been at the forefront of national concern, with incidents of domestic and international terrorist activity garnering headlines. The Extremity War Injuries Symposium XII: Homeland Defense as a Translation of War Lessons Learned, held Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C., focused on disaster preparedness, as well as ongoing research efforts to identify knowledge gaps and highlight state-of-the-art treatments for extremity trauma.
Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award to Ankle Researcher
Shoes led Robin Queen, PhD, FACSM, to wonder about the ankle and to focus her research career on that joint. For her work so far and for the research efforts she currently leads at Virginia Tech, Dr. Queen will receive the 2017 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, to be presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting this month. Dr. Queen’s research is centered on solving mysteries in the interrelationships among ankle osteoarthritis (OA), ankle arthroplasty, and ankle fusion.
Improving Standards of Care
During his medical and public health studies at the University of Miami, became interested in learning about how disparities in health care and access to care can impact population groups. This drew him to the field of health services research, an area of study he began pursuing while an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “As a surgeon, you are essentially confined to one patient at a time when you’re in the operating room,” said Dr. Dy.