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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | April 14, 2016
Ryan Koter, DPT Helen Kaiser Scholarship Recipient, honored at Duke Health Professionals Scholarship Dinner
On Friday, April 8, 2016, our very own second-year DPT student, Ryan Koter, was honored at the Duke Health Professionals Scholarship Dinner for receiving the Helen Kaiser Scholarship. Recipients of the Helen Kaiser Scholarship are expected to demonstrate a strong sensitivity to, and appreciation for, the diversity in all individuals, and Ryan Koter could not be a more worthy recipient. Read the full story here.
Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw wins 3rd Place at the OREF/ORS Pittsburgh Regional Resident Research Symposium
We would like to congratulate PGY-2 resident, Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, who won 3rd place at the OREF/ORS Pittsburgh Regional Resident Research Symposium for his study, “The Effect of Dynamic Activity on Localized T1rho Relaxation Time and Strain Measurements in the Articular Cartilage of the Tibial Plateau.”
Grant E. Garrigues, MD, offering Novel Rotator Cuff Procedure
We would like to congratulate Grant E. Garrigues, MD, who was published in Clinical Practice Today for his novel rotator cuff procedure.

For select patients with significant shoulder pain who no longer have a functional supraspinatus tendon, Duke offers superior capsular reconstruction, a relatively new procedure yielding promising outcomes.

Grant E. Garrigues, MD, a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, uses a small piece of thick, sterilized skin from a deceased donor to compensate for the torn rotator cuff. The stretchy, elastic tissue has pores and crevices that allow cells to embed and grow. Read the full story here.

David E. Attarian, MD, FACS, published in the ASA Monitor
We would like to recognize David E. Attarian, MD, FACS, who has co-authored an article featured in the ASA Monitor, entitled, "The Future of Peri-operative Medicine." The article discusses the rising cost of healthcare and the, "...opportunities to alter this cost trajectory and add value to the health care system..."

Read the full story here.
Amy Pastva, PT, PhD, published in The American Journal of Cardiology
We would like to congratulate Amy Pastva, PT, PhD, who has been published in The American Journal of Cardiology for her study, "Comparison of frequency of frailty and severely impaired physical function in patients ≥60 years hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure vs chronic stable heart failure with reduced and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction."

Read the full story here.
Tracy Ray, MD, offers tips that will keep your child healthy on and off the field
More children and adolescents than ever are involved in sports—nearly 30 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While kids learn many valuable lessons from athletic competition, including teamwork, perseverance and confidence, many are at risk for injury. The CDC reports that more than 7,100 children and teens up to age 19 were treated each day in 2009 for sports-related injuries.

“Our culture of competition and participation in multiple sports is creating an increase in sports injuries among kids,” said Duke sports medicine specialist Tracy Ray, MD. “We’re seeing overuse injuries in very young people that we didn’t see in the past.”

As the spring sports season approaches, Ray offers these tips to prevent injuries in common sports.
Duke Health Smart Phone App for Providers - Available for Download Now!
Starting on April 11, 2016, a new smart phone application will be available to providers across Duke Health that will offer convenient, clickable access to wide range of practical information related to patient care.
Features include:
  • A searchable list of useful phone numbers that eliminates the need to call the operator and which includes a link to the paging web
  • A physician directory that links to
  • Documentation tips
  • Coding tips
  • A link to Maestro Care help desk and concierge program
  • Medical resource links to UpToDate and PubMed
  • A “contact us” option for providing feedback to the app development team.
24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor
Join us May 8th for the Duke DPT 5K Run/Walk
Today, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.: Honoring our Grief at Work
You're invited to attend the 8th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium!
April 29-30, 2016
Find details for the conference here. Register today!

Register today: Feagin Leadership Forum | May 20-21, 2016
Recent Publications

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke places a strong emphasis on research excellence, focused on generating and implementing new knowledge to improve rehabilitation and musculoskeletal care for people throughout the world.

To see what has been published via PubMed from April 1, 2016, through today, please visit our Publications section of our News & Updates Website! If you do not see your publication listed, please contact Tiffany Nickel at
  • The Clinical Research Training Program is now accepting applications for the academic year 2016-2017: Application Deadline May 15, 2016 | This Duke University School of Medicine program provides academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Designed primarily for faculty and clinical fellows who are training for academic careers, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genetics, comparative effectiveness, translational methodologies, and statistical analysis.
  • Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Information Sessions to be held April 27 (Duke Raleigh), April 28 (Duke North), May 2 (Duke Regional), and May 5 (Duke South)
  • RFP for Course Development Funds: Due April 29 | Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—in interdisciplinary research teams. Faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and post-docs apply their skills and perspectives to generate creative solutions to complex problems in five theme areas. In addition to more than 40 project teams each year, Bass Connections offers curricular pathways in each theme, to complement a student’s major or program of study. To augment efforts the themes are already undertaking to build out curricular pathways, Bass Connections has available up to $20,000 centrally to support courses that will enrich the pathways of Bass Connections.
  • 2016 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program: This joint program with the School of Medicine (SOM), the Office of the Provost and Duke Research Computing/Office of Information Technology will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 redeemable for provision of services at SoM core facilities/shared resources. The sources of funding are from the School of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). Read more here.
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