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Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA, recipient of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society’s (COS) 2015 Orthopaedist of the Year award.

R. Michael Meneghini, MD, recipient of a 2015 Career Achievement Award from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Barry J. Silverman, MD, recipient of the Nova Southeastern University President’s award for excellence in community service.

The OKOJ Review Process

Peer review is a critical element in the rigorous and efficient evaluation of manuscripts submitted for consideration for publication and contributes significantly to the quality and integrity of articles that appear in OKOJ.

Chap. 20 Video 7: Medial Meniscus Transplantation - Double Bone Plug

This video is a demonstration of a medial meniscus transplantation with a double bone plug graft. The difference between medial and lateral meniscal repair is illustrated. A diagnostic arthroscopy ensures that the patient is a candidate for transplant before the allograft packaging is opened. Tissue is removed at the medial notch to improve visualization, and the meniscus remnant is debrided until bleeding to ensure healing. The graft is shown and the dimensions of the bone plugs are marked, cut, and their size checked. Holes are drilled through the plugs and sutures passed. A 7mm sizer is brought through the notch to ensure that the drill guide and guide pin will fit. Drilling is similar to that used in PCL repair, and the tibial tunnel is drilled over a guide pin. A looped wire is brought up through the tunnel and will be used to pass the posterior plug sutures. The needles for the anterior reduction sutures are passed using an inside-out technique. The graft is pulled into the joint with all reduction sutures engaged. The graft pops into place posteriorly as with a bucket handle tear repair. Bone plug sutures are secured anteriorly, and a polyethylene button is used in this case. The meniscus is repaired as it is with a bucket handle tear repair. The anterior horn and plug are secured last, as these are more amenable to adjustment. Typically, 8 sutures are needed. The anterior bone plug has a guide pin placed and then a socket drilled for press fit fixation. The repair is shown again at 5 months.

Giving as a group adds up

By Amy Kile

Institutions, hospitals, and physician groups support OREF
In 2007, physician groups, institutions, and hospitals contributed more than $750,000 to the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF).

Some hospitals, institutions, and physician groups sponsor an event, such as a golf outing, and donate the proceeds to OREF. Others allocate funds for philanthropic gifts. Most of these donations, however, come from individual donors who pool their contributions to give a more significant amount to OREF as a group.

Meetings and Course Listings

Listed below are selected upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (December 2008 through April 2009). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses

For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.

Meetings and courses sponsored by Board of Specialty Societies members and regional orthopaedic organizations may be listed in the print version of AAOS Now. Orthopaedic state societies may be found in the online calendar, available at www.aaos.org