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The following awards were presented during the Welcome Reception at the 2022 OTA Annual Meeting: Lifetime Achievement Award Lewis G. Zirkle, MD The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an OTA member who has dedicated their career to orthopaedic trauma and whose overall contributions to the profession have made outstanding, long-lasting and impactful improvements to orthopaedic trauma education and research, and patient care. DEI and Health Disparities Research Award Boris A. Zelle, MD Awarded to an individual who has made substantial contributions to advancing DEI and health disparities in the field of orthopaedic ...
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The OTA Research Committee reviewed a number of outstanding applications and is pleased to have awarded $574,539 at the October OTA Annual Meeting. OTA 2023 MEMBER FULL AWARDED GRANTS A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing arthroplasty versus internal fixation for minimally displaced femoral neck fractures Principal Investigator: Gerard P Slobogean, MD, MPH, FRCSC Co-Investigator: Sheila Sprague Awarded Funds:$80,000 Funded by: The AirCast Foundation Grant Type: Clinical pDIFFIR: Geriatric Periprosthetic DIstal Femur FIxation versus Replacement – A Randomized Controlled Trial of Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) versus Distal Femoral ...
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New and transitioning OTA Board members: The complete leadership listing can be viewed on the OTA website . President: Brendan M. Patterson, MD President-Elect: Emil H. Schemitsch, MD 2nd President Elect: Douglas W. Lundy, MD Immediate Past President: Michael T. Archdeacon, MD 2nd Past President: Heather A. Vallier, MD Member at Large: George V. Russell, MD Sincere gratitude for their strong leadership and dedication is extended to the following OTA Board members who have completed their terms: Michael D. McKee, MD – Presidential Line Joseph R Hsu, MD – Member at Large New OTA committee chairs: Justin Haller, ...
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OTA Online has been updated with eight new Rockwood and Green On Call (bulleted) topics: Principles of Nonoperative Management of Fractures Scapular Fractures Fractures of the Proximal Forearm Pelvic Ring Injuries Acetablum Fractures Tibial Plateau Fractures Tibia and Fibula Shaft Fractures Tibial Pilon Fractures View all Rockwood and Green On Call topics...
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The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. The Fall of Kabul in August 2021 resulted in the largest volume of combat casualties taken care of by the U.S. Army in the past decade. The hospital was a small Role 2 facility with two large operating rooms, seven ICU Beds, 10-15 ward beds, four trauma bays in the emergency department, three other ED beds, one portable X-ray machine, one CT Scanner, simple lab and blood bank (~100 units), as well as a medical maintenance section. Staff consisted of four trauma teams (one general ...
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From 12-14 September 2022, leaders in the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) met in Washington, D.C. for the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). The NOLC is an annual event of the AAOS where selected leaders of the Academy meet to discuss current trends as well as to lobby Congress on issues pertinent to orthopaedic surgery. I have been attending NOLC since 2006, and it is my favorite AAOS event. The Board of Councilors (BOC), who represent the individual state orthopaedic societies, and the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), who represent the individual orthopaedic specialty societies, are the largest constituents of the NOLC. ...
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In its Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2022 Standards), the American College of Surgeons requires Level 1 and 2 trauma centers to screen for mental illness among all new trauma patients, and to provide resources to treat mental health issues. While OTA recognizes this essential need for patients recovering from injury, we also recognize that formal education, training, and knowledge in this arena is grossly lacking, and that almost no trauma centers have embraced this practice in the past. The OTA Board understands the magnitude of this concern and the possibility for enormous impact by taking a lead role in educating physicians and patients, ...
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OTA Online has been updated with 16 new Rockwood and Green On Call (bulleted) topics, including: Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury Management of the Multiply Injured Patient Gunshot and Wartime Injuries Principles of Nerve Injuries and their Management Psychosocial Aspects of Recovery After Trauma Perioperative Pain Management of Fractures Osteomyelitis and Other Orthopaedic Infections Principles of Nonunion and Bone Defect Treatment Clavicle Fractures Proximal Humeral Fractures Hand Fractures and Dislocations Principles of Spine Trauma Care Cervical Spine ...
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Dear OTA Members and Colleagues: The OTA Presidential Line and Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Editorial BOD recently received a letter regarding a publication announcement for an article that used an unacceptable acronym for “Trans-Iliac Trans-Sacral.” Given the offensive nature of this acronym, the OTA is requesting that the journals where this reference is most likely to be utilized prohibit its use and recommend Trans-Iliac screw or Trans-Sacral screw when referring to this configuration. I am writing to ask that members of our Society honor this request as well in your publications, presentations and communications. I would also like to share with you ...
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OTA International , the official open access journal of the OTA, has published a special supplement on Early Weightbearing Constructs in the Lower Extremity. The supplement is edited by Yelena Bogdan, MD; and Milan Sen, MD. Manuscripts include: Early weight-bearing constructs in the lower extremity (introduction) Bogdan, Yelena; Sen, Milan Distal femur: nail plate combination and the linked construct Liporace, Frank A.; Tang, Alex; Jankowski, Jaclyn M.; Yoon, Richard S. Extreme nailing and immediate weight bearing constructs in fractures of the distal tibia John, Mitchell; Mir, Hassan R. Proximal tibia and tibial plateau nail-plate combinations: ...
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The Orthopaedic Trauma Association is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of a new—as yet untitled—online living textbook. OTA’s ambitious goal for this project is to commit fully to the capabilities of an online digital format not limited by the conventions of paper publishing. We intend that the new resource will make extensive use of multimedia, including video; bulleted “drill down” information display; and include the ability for regular review and updates. In short, we’d like to move past the expectations of conventional publishing and make full use of modern technology. The position of Editor-in-Chief is a prestigious and honored ...
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Application Deadline July 29 Click here to apply... The OTA is excited to announce the sponsorship of one junior trauma surgeon (less than 5 years out of fellowship) to participate in this in-depth training and mentoring opportunity. How will participants benefit from COT participation? Participants will be assigned to a special research/quality improvement project within the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) and will present work product reports throughout the program’s two-year period. Participants will also be assigned to COT committees within their area of interest and be encouraged to be actively involved in committee projects. ...
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June 10, 2022 Dear OTA Member, Last week I sent our membership a somber note concerning the mass shooting in Tulsa, Okla. At that time, details were evolving and next steps were not entirely clear. I want to again ask for a moment of silence in honor of the loss of two members of the Orthopaedic community: Dr. Preston Phillips and Dr. Stephanie Husen. Also killed in that senseless violence was Ms. Amanda Glenn, a staff member in the orthopaedic clinic, and Mr. William Love, a patient. The pain of this event hits close to home for all who work in the medical environment and go to work every day to help others. Today I want to provide an update regarding OTA’s ...
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JUNE 1, 2022 – MAY 31, 2023 GRANT CYCLE Title: Investigating the Role of Human Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Bone Healing – A Pilot Project Principal Investigator: Matthew Raleigh, MD Co-Investigator: Aaron Nauth, MD Awarded Funds: $19,974 Funded by: OTA/Zimmer Grant Number: 7445 Title: Immunocoagulopathy: The Cause of the Third Wave of Death in Level-1 Orthopaedic Trauma? Principal Investigator: Mariel Rickert, MD Co-Investigator: William Obremskey, MD Awarded Funds: $20,000 ...
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By Roman A. Hayda, MD Disaster responders are motivated by good intentions that are often fulfilled. However, if safety and security protocols are ignored, the volunteer may become an additional casualty. Instead of helping, they become a burden, increasing the scope of the disaster. In disaster response, there are three areas of concern for the individual and the team: physical security, physical health, and mental health . All of these must be considered in the preparation phase, response phase, and during recovery . In terms of physical security, the response team must be able to safely perform triage and care. These should be planned for in advance ...
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The OTA Podcast has achieved a landmark 100,000 downloads. Additionally, the OTA Podcast now offers a dedicated channel for CME content ! Over the past two years, the OTA Podcast has released 103 episodes covering a wealth of topics, including: Icons of Orthopaedic Trauma OTA Resident Board Exam Prep Ortho Resident Survival Guide "Game Changers" 2021 OTA Annual Meeting Notable Papers 2020 OTA Annual Meeting Notable Papers 2020 OTA Specialty Day Committee Profiles COVID-19 As well as the following exclusive symposium-style discussions: Fracture-Related Infections Non-Union Obesity in the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Peri-Prosthetic ...
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It is with extreme sadness that I inform our members that Charles A. Rockwood, MD, passed away Feb. 1, 2022. Dr. Rockwood was an icon in our field and a founding member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He is credited with serving as one of the inaugural editors of the seminal textbook “Fractures,” more commonly referred to as Rockwood and Green. His contributions to our field are legendary, and he touched many in our association. We will miss him dearly, but we have been privileged to have him as a member and leader in the OTA. Michael T. Archdeacon, MD President, OTA Read more about Dr. Rockwood…
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The Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, in conjunction with OTA, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, will host a one-day Disaster Response Course on Tuesday, March 22, at the upcoming 2022 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Learn the application of orthopaedic care techniques critical to disaster-inflicted injuries and treating the wounded in austere environments from faculty who have “been there and done that.” Taught by surgeons with military and disaster-response experience, this course includes a 4-hour cadaver skills lab for techniques applied in uncertain and severe environments ...
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Feb. 18 is the last day for advance registration to attend the AAOS Annual Meeting, to be held March 22 to 26, 2022. Join OTA Saturday, March 26 for OTA Specialty Day. The agenda includes interesting and relevant presentations for trauma experts, generalists, and international attendees, focused on difficult clinical situations, best evidence, and highlights from the OTA annual scientific programs. The afternoon will feature a combined session with the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, addressing clinical, social, and economic concerns of ballistic trauma, including a presentation from panel of orthopaedic colleagues who have provided care during mass ...
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Registration is now open for the following webinars: Current Management of Complex Ankle Fractures February 23, 2022 8:00 p.m. CT Moderator: Paul Tornetta, III, MD Learn more and register for Current Management of Complex Ankle Fractures … Advantage of a Fragility Fracture Program March 30, 2022 8:00 p.m. CT Moderator: Stacey Rothwell, PA Learn more and register for Advantage of a Fragility Fracture Program … OTA designates these internet activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . OTA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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