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2016 Resident Research Symposia Winners

18th Annual OREF/ORS Resident Research Symposia

OREF and ORS gave residents the opportunity to present research papers to a panel of their peers at the 2016 Resident Research Symposia.

Thanks to Zimmer Biomet, DePuy Synthes, Medacta, Wright Medical and Integra Foundation whose grant support made the 18th Annual Symposia possible!

We congratulate the top presenters from each symposium!


Pittsburgh Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, April 8, 2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh
Hosts:

Freddie H. Fu, MD, Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Rocky S. Tuan, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Director Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Keynote speaker:

Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD, Executive Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Top Presenters:
First Place
Justin W. Arner, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
The Influence of Anterolateral Capsular Injury on Knee Laxity of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Patients


Second Place

Robert A. Duerr, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Proprionibacterium Acnes Colonization Impairs Fracture Healing in a Rat Model of an Open Femur Fracture Treated with Intramedullary Fixation

Third Place

Kwadwo A. Owusu-Akyaw, MD
Duke University Hospital
The Effect of Dynamic Activity on Localized T1rho Relaxation Time and Strain Measurements in the Articular Cartilage of the Tibial Plateau


Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, May 6, 2016
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Host:
Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD, FAAOS, Department Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation; Division Director, Spine Surgery; and Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Care, Loyal University Medical Center

Keynote Speaker:
K. Daniel Riew, MD,  Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center; Co-Chief, Spine Division; Director, Cervical Spine Surgery; Co-Director—Adult & Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship

Top Presenters:
First Place, Basic Science
Jeffrey Wilde, MD
University of Michigan
Reduction of Lipid Accumulation and Fibrosis After Rotator Cuff Repair


First Place, Clinical Science
Joseph F. Styron, MD, PhD

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Patient Pre-Operative Confidence Predicts Better Early Outcomes After Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty

Second Place

Marco Mendoza, MD
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
The Effect of Vancomycin Powder on Bone Health in a Rat Arthrodesis Model

Third Place

Rachel M. Frank, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Survival After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: Analysis of Failures at 5 Years

Minnesota Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Friday, May 13, 2016
 
Top Presenters:​

Chad Watts, MD
Mayo Clinic
Tranexamic Acid Safely Reduced Blood Loss in Hemi- and Total Hip Arthroplasty for Acute Femoral Neck Fracture: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Nicholas A. Beck, MD
University of Minnesota
ACL Tears in School-Aged Children and Adolescents: Has There Been an Increased Incidence Over the Last 20 Years?


California Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 22, 2016
 
Top Presenter:​

Neil Bhamb, MD
Cedars-Sinai, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Effect of Modulating Dietary Vitamin D on the General Bone Health of Rats During Posterolateral Spinal Fusion


Florida Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Top Presenters:

First Place
Evan Loewy, MD D

University of South Florida
Five to Sixteen Year Follow-Up of the STAR Total Ankle Replacement

Second Place

Nick Newsum, MD
University of Florida – Gainesville
Open Hand Fractures: A Prospective Look at Functional Outcomes & Risk Factors for Infection

Third Place

David Donahue, MD
University of South Florida
Ketorolac Administered in the Recovery Room for Acute Pain Management Does Not Affect Healing Rates of Femoral and Tibial Shaft Fractures


St. Louis Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, September 9, 2016
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Hosts:

Regis J. O'Keefe, MD, PhD, Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Farshid Guilak, PhD, Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Matthew Silva, PhD, Vice Chair for Orthopaedic Research, Julia and Walter R. Peterson Orthopaedic Research Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Keynote Speaker:

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, William A. Hark, MD, Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Top Presenters:
First Place
Craig R. Louer, MD

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Postural Stability in Older Adults with a Distal Radius Fracture


Second Place

Alex R. Wessel, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia
Assessment of Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) Filtrate’s Osteoinductive Potential in Vivo

Third Place (tie)

Benjamin Todd Raines, MD
University of Missouri-Columbia
Effects of Caffeine on Intervertebral Disc Cell Viability in a Whole Organ Culture Model

Third Place (tie)
Chad E. Songy, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The Effect of the Beach Chair Position Angle on Cerebral Oxygenation During Shoulder Surgery


Southwest Region Resident Research Symposium

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

University of California, San Diego Naval Medical Center

Host:

Steven Garfin, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego

Keynote Speaker:

James R. Ficke, MD, Robert O. Robinson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Top Presenters, Basic Science:
First Place
Amanda Goldin, MD

University of California, San Diego
Ewing Sarcoma: A New Treatment with a Dual Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase/Bromodomain and Extraterminal Domain Inhibitor


Second Place

James R. Kang, MD
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Bennett Fractures: A Biomechanical Model and Its Relevant Ligamentous Anatomy

Third Place

Kevin C. Parvaresh, MD
University of California, San Diego
Analysis of Acetabular Ossification from the Tri-Radiate Cartilage and Secondary Centers

Top Presenters, Clinical Science:
First Place
LT Grant Cochran, MD

Naval Medical Center San Diego
Retrospective Review of Low Energy Lisfranc Injuries in a Young Athletic Population: Primary Arthrodesis versus Open Reduction Internal Fixation


Second Place

LCDR Darren Thomas, MD
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Retrospective Analysis of Hip Arthroscopy Patients with Femoral Acetabular Impingement in a Military Population

Third Place (tie)

Jeremy D. Shaw, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Intraoperative Methylene Blue Staining Allows for Visualization of Microbial Biofilm-Associated Tissue in Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Third Place (tie)
LT Christopher H. Renninger, MD
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Operative and Nonoperative Management of Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Active Duty Military Population: A Retrospective Study


Southeast Region Resident Research Symposium

Friday, December 2, 2016

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Host:

Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan G. Schoenecker, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Pathology, Pharmacology and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Univesity Medical Center

Top Presenters:
First Place
Jed Maslow, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Risks to the Superior Gluteal Neurovascular Bundle During Iliosacral and Transsacral Screw Fixation: A Computed Tomogram Arteriography (CTA) Study


Second Place

Zane Hyde, MD
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Surgical Debridement of Septic Knee Arthritis: Does Technique Affect Mortality?

Third Place

S. Justin Cowart, MD
University of Tennessee COM
Bupivacaine Extended-Release Liposomal Injection (Exparel) versus Bupivacaine HCI for Early Post-Operative Pain Control Following Wrist Operations: A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial


Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium II

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Host:

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, William A. Hark, MD, Susanne G. Swift Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Keynote Speaker:
Farshid Guilak, PhD, Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Top Presenters:
First Place
Daniel D. Bohl, MD

Rush University Medical Center
Validated Risk Stratification System for Pulmonary Embolism After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty


Second Place

Gregory L. Cvetanovich, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Loss Following Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Third Place (tie)

Yale A. Fillingham, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Serum Metal Levels For the Diagnosis of Adverse Local Tissue Reaction in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty

Third Place (tie)
Harold Fogel, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Advanced Imaging Lacks Clinical Utility in Treating Geriatric Pelvic Ring Injuries Caused by Low-Energy Trauma


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