OREF as seen in AAOS Now

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons publishes OREF news and articles in its monthly journal, AAOS Now. To read published articles, click the photo or issue month.

 Phinit Phisitkul, MD February 2015: ANKLE
Syndesmotic Compression: How Much Is Too Much?—OREF-funded study looks at how compression across the syndesmosis affects ankle kinematics
Natalie L. Leong, MD January 2015: ACL
Reconstructing the ACL: OREF-funded study looks at a novel tissue-engineered graft
 Kurt R. Weiss, MD December 2014: METASTASIS PREVENTION
From Patient to Practice: Firsthand experience and OREF funding fuel efforts to prevent osteosarcoma metastasis
 Ara Nazarian, DrSc November 2014: FRACTURE RISK
Bone Rigidity: Assessing the Impact of Malignant Lesions—OREF grant recipient wants to predict fractures in patients with metastatic bone disease
 Katherine R. Saul, PhD October 2014: BIRTH PALSY
Getting to the Why of Birth Palsy Shoulder Deformity: Researchers make gains with the help of OREF, POSNA
 Mathias P. G. Bostrom, MD September 2014: NEW INVESTIGATORS
HSS Residents Learn the Research Ropes with OREF
 Middle-aged versus aged surgically repaired rotator cuffs August 2014: AGE AND HEALING
Does Age Affect Surgically Repaired Rotator Cuffs?—OREF-funded study looks at pathophysiology of tendon-to-bone healing in older patients
 Kevin W. Farmer, MD July 2014: SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
Getting Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasties Just Right: OREF grant recipient aims to set new tensioning protocols
 Thomas P. Sculco, MD June 2014: RESEARCH TRADITIONS
Past and Present: HSS and OREF Share a Strong Commitment to Research
John J. Callaghan, MD May 2014: VALUE OF RESEARCH
New OREF President’s Focus: The Value of Research—New president and trustees will carry forward OREF’s focus on research
callaghan April 2014: SPINAL FUSION
Turning Fat into Bone: OREF grant recipient investigates application of adipose stem cells to improve spinal-fusion outcomes
Grip strength test—Michelle A. James, MD research March 2014: HAND
Pilot Study Focuses on Hand Function: OREF grant recipient leads effort to advance treatment for children with hand anomalies
James P. Lawrence, MD February 2014: LOW BACK
Nimodipine Can Slow Disk Degeneration in the Spine: OREF-funded research shows promise for treating low back pain
Austin V.Stone,MD,PhD January 2014: OSTEOARTHRITIS
Must Osteoarthritis Always Follow a Meniscal Injury?—OREF grant recipient works to eliminate link between injury and chronic pain
Bruce T.Henderson, MD,his wife, Jan, and John (Jack) Mayes December 2013: LEGACY
Bequest Funds Stem-Cell Research: Doctor-patient friendship leads to OREF funding
Sevan Hopyan, MD, PhD November 2013: LIMB DEVELOPMENT
From Limb Deficiency to (Re)Generation: OREF grant recipient seeks to understand the origin of congenital limb deficiencies
David W. Shearer, MD, MPH with orthopaedic trauma faculty October 2013: INTERNATIONAL OUTCOMES
Improving Outcomes Where the Need Is Greatest: OREF grant recipient seeks optimal treatment for patients with femoral fractures in Tanzania
Christopher K. Kepler, MD, MBA September 2013: VERTEBRAL DISKS
Taking the Pain Out of Disk Degeneration: OREF grant recipient seeks understanding of pain triggers
Reuben Gobezie, MD August 2013: ARTHRITIS
Saying “No” to Arthritis: OREF grant recipient isolates a key protein
Amanda D. Marshall, MD July 2013: JOINT REPLACEMENT
Determining the Role of Particulate Debris in the Development of Osteolysis: OREF grant recipient hopes to improve joint replacement success rates
Bang H. Hoang, MD June 2013: OSTEOSARCOMA
Fighting with and for Adolescent Osteosarcoma Patients: OREF grant recipient is reducing the threat of bone cancer
May 2013: BONE LOSS
The Pathophysiology of Bone Loss: OREF grants help clinician scientist on the road to cell-based therapies
Chitra L. Dahia, PhD April 2013: VERTEBRAL DISKS
Disk Regeneration: A Dream Within Reach?—OREF grant recipient is discovering clues
Bicyclers March 2013: ALLOGRAFTS
Engineering Periosteum to Promote Bone Graft Healing: OREF grant recipient aims to reverse the failures of allografts
Jonathan G. Schoenecker,MD, PhD February 2013: BONES
Connecting Science to Care: OREF grant recipient is translating coagulation research into bone health
Tibial specimen January 2013: OSTEOLYSIS
Taking Another Look at Osteolysis: OREF grant recipient examines the role that fluid pressure plays
Bengs, Benjamin December 2012: HIP
Stemming the Effects of Bone Loss: OREF-funded study may lead to more informed preoperative THA decision making
Tendon Repair

November 2012: TENDON REPAIR
Research Aims at Regenerating Tendons: OREF grant recipient seeks a new normal for patients


Fighting Osteoarthritis with Tissue Engineering: OREF grant recipient hopes to find the winning combination

Wellington K. Hsu, MD

September 2012: BONE HEALING
Preventing Bone Healing from Going up in Smoke: OREF grant recipient hopes to reverse the effects of dioxin


August 2012: ONCOLOGY
Preventing Renal Cell Carcinoma from Metastasizing to Bone: OREF grant recipient hopes to save lives with new treatments

Reinventing Chemonucleolysis: From Papayas to Polymers—OREF grant recipient seeks a safer treatment for herniated lumbar disks

Feeley, Brian T June 2012

June 2012: MUSCLE
Can Muscle Atrophy Be Reversed?: OREF grant recipient studies biology of muscle loss in massive rotator cuff tears

Pre- and Postoperatively, Ice Could Be Nice: OREF grant recipient investigates the effects of cryotherapy on fracture patients
April 2012: TRAUMA 
The Clinic–Lab–Clinic Loop in Understanding BMPs: OREF grant recipient looks for ways to enhance their healing effect
Knee Surgery March 2012: KNEE
Tissue Engineering for Meniscal Tears: OREF grant recipient seeks to preserve joint after treatment
Measuring Outcomes and Realities: OREF grant recipient hopes to develop an instrument that works on both levels
VTE following shoulder and elbow arthroplasty: Incidence and risk factors—OREF grant recipient hopes to reduce thromboembolic events
Liu,Xuhui December 2011: MUSCLE
Preventing muscle loss after surgery: OREF grant recipient seeks to understand role of matrix-degrading enzymes
November 2011: RESULTS
OREF supports studies in pursuit of better outcomes: Research yields new treatment options
Slover_cropped.jpg October 2011: EQUAL CARE
Why do disparities in joint care continue? OREF grant recipient studies reasons for racial, gender, economic disparities
Resident investigators put themselves to the test: A report on the OREF/ORS Southwest Region Resident Research Symposia
Hip Xray August 2011: HIP
What would Hippocrates do about DDH? OREF grant recipient wants to know when surgical reduction results begin to deteriorate
Alfred Kuo
July 2011: CARTILAGE
Developing cell-based therapies for articular cartilage injury: OREF grant recipient looks for keys to chondrogenesis
Moving forward, giving back: OREF grant spurs bone substitute research
Barsoum, Wael K
May 2011: HIP
Resurfacing and replacement: The biomechanics of stability—OREF grant recipient compares hip procedures
Lee,Joon Yung
April 2011: SPINE
Spinal synergy: Searching for new ways to treat IDD
March 2011: TOTAL JOINT
Narrowing the focus on aseptic loosening: OREF grant recipient examines role of mononuclear cells
Jenis, Louis G, MD February 2011: SPINE
BMPs: In search of the balance—OREF funds novel research to enhance the effect of BMP in spinal fusions
Wolfe Hillstrom January 2011: WRIST
Mapping the dart thrower’s arc: Grant recipients use OREF funding to study wrist motion
December 2010: RESULTS
More treatment options and better outcomes:  OREF-funded researchers continue to deliver
November 2010: SPINE
Solving the mysteries of scoliosis: OREF grant recipients look for genetic link
October 2010: TRAUMA
Early support shapes a career: Grant recipient credits OREF funding for motivating his interest in academic orthopaedics
September 2010: HAND
Quantifying impaired thumb movement in CTS: OREF grant recipient seeks new treatment approaches
August 2010: INFECTION
Solving the infection puzzle: OREF grant recipient researches bacterial causes of osteomyelitis
AAOS Now july 2010 July 2010: TRAUMA
High cholesterol and tendon injury: OREF grant recipient studies intrinsic causes of tendon problems
AAOS Now June 2010 June 2010: GIVING BACK
Orthopaedic advances depend on research, education: Million-dollar donor to OREF encourages others to give back
May 2010: SPINE
Engineering tissue for spinal fusion
Pfizer supports CME through OREF
March 2010: GIVING BACK
Full circle: Patient experience leads to a career in and a commitment to orthopaedics, OREF
Awad Lab Photo February 2010: HAND
Promising results for gene therapies: OREF funding helps produce new model
Humeral Head Allograft in Place January 2010: SHOULDER
Shouldering forward for an anatomic solution: OREF-funded study examines shoulder stability
SooHoo, Nelson F., M.D. December 2009: TOTAL JOINT
OREF-funded study measures quality care in joint replacement
Dobbs Club foot November 2009: FOOT & ANKLE
The genetics of clubfoot
Galatz Thomopoulos October 2009: SHOULDER
Rotator cuff development: Lessons for healing in adults
September 2009: EDUCATION
OREF finds new ways to partner with industry: Changing landscape requires new models
August 2009: ONCOLOGY
Predicting metastasis in osteosarcoma: OREF-funded research seeks to spare patients unnecessary pain
July 2009: KNEE
ACL research helps surgeons deliver better results: Efforts of OREF award recipient effect shift in treatment
June 2009: HIP
Hip fracture studies lead to better care, understanding: OREF award winner continues efforts to improve outcomes
April 2009: HIP
Imaging technique measures progress after pelvic osteotomy: OREF-funded study examines the disease-modifying effect of pelvic osteotomy
 Jennifer M. Wolf, MD March 2009: HAND
Getting a grip on thumb arthritis: OREF Clinician Scientist Award recipient wants to know why it's more common in women