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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | March 10, 2016

Highlights from the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting

This was a record-setting year for Duke Orthopaedics at the 2016 AAOS Meeting! Below are just some of the highlights:
  • Duke faculty, residents, and fellows had over 100 presentations
  • Louis E. DeFrate, ScD, received the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award for his research on ACL Reconstruction
  • PGY-3, Lindsay Kleeman, MD (Primary Presenter); Thorsten Seyler, MD, PhD; Samuel Wellman, MD; & Michael Bolognesi, MD, had their Paper presentation, “Comparing Acute with Delayed Total Hip Arthroplasty for Medicare Patients with Acetabular Fractures,” selected as a “Top 3 Paper” in the Trauma Category
  • Benjamin A. Alman, MD, Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University, had his paper entitled, “Improving Bone Healing In Neurofibromatosis: A Study In Mice,” selected to be highlighted during the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting Symposia
  • Julie A. Neumann, MDKathleen D. Rickert, MDStephanie W. Mayer, MDBlake Boggess, DO; & Alison P. Toth, MD, had their paper, "Interposition Porcine Dermal Matrix Xenografts: An Alternative to Traditional Treatment of Massive Cuff Tears," presented in the AAOS 2016 Game Changer Sessions
View photos from this year's AAOS here.
Dr. Matthew Hilton and his team determine NOTCH signaling in skeletal progenitors is critical for fracture repair

Congratulations to Dr. Hilton, whose study, "NOTCH signaling in skeletal progenitors is critical for fracture repair," has been published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Read the published article here.
Duke Health Launches Star Rating for Doctors, Expands Access to Records - Featuring our very own David E. Attarian, MD, FACS

Patients and consumers now have the ability to see how most Duke Health providers score on a new five-star rating scale that is part of a physician’s public profile at Read the full story here.

Congratulations to Betty Liu and Chinmay Paranjape, MSIII, who were both presented with the Force and Motion/ORS Travel Awards

Betty Liu
Chinmay Paranjape, MSIII
Tune In or Set Your DVR! 
Consortium For Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O) & Dr. Will Eward To Be Featured On ABC 11 TONIGHT!*

The Consortium For Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O), a collaboration between Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will be featured on WTVD-TV (ABC 11) newscasts on Thursday, March 10.* Faculty and staff are encouraged to tune in.

*Dates and times are subject to change.
Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, leads online forum about Managing Acute Low Back Pain

How would you inform a patient about the likely prognosis of his acute low back pain? What recommendations would you make to balance the patient’s comfort with the appropriate use of pharmacologic agents?

Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, explores these questions—and more—in an online forum, Managing Acute Low Back Pain.
March is National Athletic Training Month!
Get to know your Athletic Trainers at Duke Sports Science Institute (from left to right): Kristen Kunkel MAT, ATC, OTC; Jasmine Hemmings; Skylar Miers, ATC; and Dan Brown MBA-HM, ATC, LAT.
CODING Education Corner - Neurosurgery & Spine | Feb. 2016
24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor

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!
Join Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh on May 21, 2016, for a 5k obstacle race that will see if you are fit to walk the path of a ninja warrior. More details can be found here.


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