Orthopaedics News

Rajiv Rajani, MD was appointed as the MSTS Fellowship Chair and serves as a member of the AAKHS Fellowship Match Committee

Rajiv Rajani, MD

Rajiv Rajani, MD was appointed as the MSTS Fellowship Chair and serves as a member of the AAKHS Fellowship Match Committee.

PGY4 Jason Thompson Presents Research at ORS Southwest Regional Symposium

PGY4 Jason Thompson presented the initial results of his study TKA Outcomes Among Minorities in a VA Population at the Orthopedic Research Southwest Regional Symposium held October 13, 2017 at the Baylor College of Medicine. Joining Dr. Thompson were members of the research team, including medical students Caleb Davis, Jacob Hatch, Veronica Riggs, Ina Prevalska, Aliyah Ali, research coordinator Ventrice Shillingford-Cole, and Roberto Fajardo, Ph.D. (project PI).  

PGY4 Jason Thompson, MD

PGY4 Jason Thompson presented the initial results of his study TKA Outcomes Among Minorities in a VA Population at the Orthopedic Research Southwest Regional Symposium held October 13, 2017 at the Baylor College of Medicine. Joining Dr. Thompson were members of the research team, including medical students Caleb Davis, Jacob Hatch, Veronica Riggs, Ina Prevalska, Aliyah Ali, research coordinator Ventrice Shillingford-Cole, and Roberto Fajardo, Ph.D. (project PI). 

Ortho research team members

 

 

UT Health SA Orthopaedics has been approved by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) as an accredited orthopaedic trauma fellowship training program

UT Orthopaedics has been approved by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) as an accredited orthopaedic trauma fellowship training program. All applications must be submitted through SF Match (sfmatch.org). We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 match cycle for fellowships beginning in August 2019.

doctors in surgery

 

Click here for additional information on the Trauma Fellowship program

Roberto Fajardo, PhD was an invited expert speaker on diabetic skeletal fragility

ASBMR NIH Bone Fragility Symposium brochure cover

Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Roberto Fajardo, PhD was an invited expert speaker on diabetic skeletal fragility at a recent ASBMR/NIH sponsored symposium on bone fragility entitled, "Current Concepts in Bone Fragility: From Cells to Surrogates" in Denver, CO.
 

Orthopaedic Faculty Receive Promotions

Regarding your Department of Orthopaedics, I am pleased to send you the following official FY 2017 PTAC decisions, so that you can be the first to share this wonderful news and the Dean's congratulations directly with your faculty. Each individual with a PTAC decision will receive an official letter from President Henrich within the next 2 weeks.

Promotions and/or Tenure

Roberto Fajardo, PHDRoberto Fajardo, PhD – Approved promotion to Associate Professor

Michael Palladino, DPMMichael G. Palladin, DPM – Approved promotion to Associate Professor/Clinical

Rajiv Rajani, MDRajiv R. Rajani, MD - Approved promotion to Associate Professor/Clinical

 

Congratulations once again!

Janet

______________________________

Janet F. Williams, M.D., FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics

UT System Distinguished Teaching Professor

Associate Dean for Faculty

School of Medicine Office of the Dean

UT Health - San Antonio

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD publishes article in the September issue of International Orthopaedics

Boris Zelle, MD

 

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD publishes article in the September issue of International Orthopaedics. The article reports on intramedullary nail fixation of tibial shaft fractures. International Orthopaedics represents one of the worldwide leading orthopaedic journals with an impact factor of 2.520.

 

Zelle BA. Intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures in the semi-extended position using a suprapatellar portal technique. Int Orthop. 2017;41(9):1909-1914.

 

Click here to read the article online.

Dr. Roberto Fajardo, resident Chance Moore, M.D. and research teams have project “Do Hispanics Have Suboptimal Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty?” accepted for presentation at AAOS 2018.

Dr. Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Dr. Fajardo co-leads a team with Dr. Matthew Morrey (private practice) on a project investigating TKA post-operative outcomes/complications in Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in south Texas. The project is funded by a grant from Stryker. The research team first looked at a civilian population in the UT Medicine orthopedic practice. The research team includes research resident Chance Moore, research coordinator Ventrice Shillingford-Cole, biostatistics Professor Joel Michalek, Qian-qian Liu (statistics), and medical students Jennifer Nordhauser, Katherine Harnois, and John Boxberger. The presentation will take place at the 2018 AAOS conference in New Orleans, LA. 

Dr. Roberto Fajardo presents work on Diabetic Skeletal Fragility at 2017 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research conference in Denver, CO.

Dr. Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Dr. Fajardo, along with collaborators Todd Bredbenner, PhD, Zachary Child, MD, and Jesus Hernandez, MS present their recent work on osteoblast VEGF-A expression in a hyperglycemic context.

 

Book edited by Dr. Animesh Agarwal is published . “Nonunions-Diagnosis, evaluation and Management”.

Cover photo of Nonunions book edited by Animesh Agarwal

 

Preface of the book:

 

“Nonunions have been a challenging aspect for orthopedic trauma surgeons.  The literature is scarce with recommendations for many of these problems.  The principles of nonunion management have been traditionally based on the type of nonunion and its aetiology, whether it is a mechanical or biological one.  As Orthopedic care has advanced with newer implants-such as locked plating-old problems have been alleviated, but new issues have arisen as well.  Although patient factors and injury

factors contribute significantly to the development of nonunions, iatrogenic causes are not infrequent.  Orthopaedic trauma still requires attention to detail and the basic principles of fracture management to help prevent the surgeon’s contributionto nonunion development”.  

“Over the last twenty years of my practice, nonunions have always been a difficult problem to assess.  New patient issues such as vitamin D deficiency have come to light.  Infection all too often accompanies nonunions and must be evaluated.  This text was designed to provide a single reference for the basic principles of nonunion diagnosis, evaluation, and management”.  Animesh Agarwal, M.D. 

The Orthopaedic physical therapy department had 7 finishers at the 2017 Kerrville Triathlon on Saturday 9/23/17

 The physical therapy department had 7 finishers at the 2017 Kerrville Triathlon on Saturday 9/23/17.

 

Standing from left: Conner Jordan, Emma Eichman, Wally Sales, and Chad Hodges.

Kneeling from left: Steve Cox, Kayla Reynolds, and Barry Morgan.

PT Crew at Kerville Triathalon

Sekinat McCormick, MD writes article about pediatric sports injuries for San Antonio Mom's Blog

Sekinat McCormick, MD

 

Sekinat McCormick, MD writes article about pediatric sports injuries for the Alamo City's Mom's  Blog.

 

Click here to see the online article.

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD is co-author of an article published in September issue of Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD is co-author of an article published in September issue of Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

Weber CD, Horst K, Nguyen AR, Bader MJ, Probst C, Zelle B, Pape HC, Dienstknecht T. Return to Sports After Multiple Trauma: Which Factors Are Responsible?-Results From a 17-Year Follow-up. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Sep;27(5):481-486. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000373.

 

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Dr. Glatt, PHD co-authors paper in National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Vaida Glatt, PHD

Click here to read the article: Influence of the Labrum on Version and Diameter of the Glenoid: A Morphometric Study Using Magnetic Resonance Images.

Anthony J, Varughese I, Glatt V, Tetsworth K, Hohmann E.

Arthroscopy. 2017 Aug;33(8):1442-1447. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.01.045. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

PMID:

28412061

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Vaida Glatt, PHD co-author in NIH paper regarding the management of infected tibial non-unions with bone defects.

Vaida Glatt, PHD

Click here to read the article: Bone transport versus acute shortening for the management of infected tibial non-unions with bone defects.

Tetsworth K, Sen C, Herzenberg JE, Jaffe M, Maar DC, Glatt V, Paley D, Hohmann E.

Injury. 2017 Jul 12. pii: S0020-1383(17)30437-0. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.07.018. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:

 

28734494

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Vaida Glatt, PHD co-author in NIH paper regarding knee injuries

Vaida Glatt, PHD

Click here to read the article: Early or delayed reconstruction in multi-ligament knee injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hohmann E, Glatt V, Tetsworth K.

Knee. 2017 Jul 14. pii: S0968-0160(17)30176-X. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2017.06.011. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID:

 

28716470

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Renowned Texas, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jesse C. DeLee, MD, Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame
Jesse C. Delee, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 21st, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the sports medicine field.
Jesse DeLee, MD
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (PRWEB) JULY 18, 2017
Jesse C. Delee, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s(AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 21st, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the sports medicine field.
Dr. DeLee is a 1970 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In his junior year, he was awarded American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) membership. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in 1975. He then completed a fellowship in joint reconstructive surgery with Sir John Charnley in Wrightington, England.
He joined the faculty at UTHSCSA in 1978, serving as a full-time faculty member until 1983 and still maintains a clinical professorship in orthopedic surgery. He furthered his education in sports medicine, by spending time with Doctors John Feagin, Jerry Julian, J. Pat Evans and Charles Craven, MS, a rehabilitation specialist at The University of Texas in Austin. In 1988, Dr. DeLee founded the ACGME-accredited orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at UTHSCSA; more than 40 orthopedic surgeons having completed the fellowship.
Dr. DeLee also founded the Nix Hospital Sports Medicine Clinic in 1983. The clinic provides comprehensive sports medicine care for approximately 1,000 inner-city athletes annually in San Antonio and South Texas. The clinic is also a venue for introducing high school students to orthopedics and sports medicine as a career. In conjunction with his associate, Dr. John Evans, he also established the DeLee-Evans Foundation for Sports Medicine. This foundation has awarded 85 college scholarships to high school students seeking degrees in athletic training.
Dr. Delee has been awarded many honors, including the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame (2015) and induction into the American Orthopedic Association. He also served on theAmerican-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship (1983). He has authored more than 50 peer reviewed articles and has contributed 17 textbook chapters. In addition, Dr. DeLee has also participated in the following memberships and activities: 
    Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy
    Co-editor, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine (1992-2012)
    Member, Board of Trustees of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1999-2006)
    Member/Committee Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Association, AOSSM, The Knee Society, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Herodicus Society
    Founding member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
    Chair, UTHSCSA Annual Symposium on Sports Medicine
    Chair, University Interscholastic League (UIL) Medical Advisory Committee, responsible for oversight of all medical aspects of high school athletics in Texas
Dr. DeLee served on the first AOSSM Examination Committee which wrote the initial Fellows Examination in 1994. This project was the first educational examination provided by AOSSM for its members. He continues to serve as the Co-Chairman of the AOSSM Examinations Committee.
Dr. DeLee maintains an active practice of orthopedic sports medicine in San Antonio serving as a team physician for multiple area high schools and colleges. He has three daughters and eight grandchildren. 
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The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the premier global organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.

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Vaida Glatt, PHD is co-author of an article published in Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery.

Vaida Glatt, PHD

Open versus arthroscopic surgical treatment for anterior shoulder dislocation: a comparative systematic review and meta-analysis over the past 20 years.

Vaida Glatt, PHD is co-author of an article published in Journal  of Shoulder Elbow Surgery.

Click here to read the article online.

Hohmann E, Tetsworth K, Glatt V.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jul 5. pii: S1058-2746(17)30243-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.04.009. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PMID:

28688936

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Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD is co-author of an article published in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD is co-author of an article published in Journal  of Orthopaedic Trauma. The article reports on surgical salvage procedures for severe tibial plafond fractures. The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma is the worldwide leading journal in the field of orthopaedic trauma.

 

Abebe E, Farrell DJ, Zelle B, Gruen G. Primary posterior blade plate tibiotalar arthrodesis: a salvage procedure for complex nonreconstructable pilon fractures. J Orthop Trauma 31 (Suppl 3): S30-S33, 2017.

 

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Boris A. Zelle, MD named Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

 

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle, MD named Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Membership in the AOA signifies achieved recognition for exceptional accomplishments and leadership in the orthopaedic specialty.

Dr. Boris A. Zelle and his collaborators publish an article in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle and his collaborators publish an article in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The article investigates the publication productivity of orthopaedic surgery chairs. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery is the worldwide leading orthopaedic journal with an impact factor of 4.840.

 

 

Zelle BA, Weathers MA, Fajardo RJ, Haghshenas V, Bhandari M. Publication Productivity of Orthopaedic Surgery Chairs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jun 21;99(12):e62.

 

UT Orthopaedic Physical Therapists train for 1,000 Mile Charity Bike Ride.

Steve Cox, PT and Barry Morgan, PT

                                         Steve Cox, PT                                      Barry Morgan, PT

 

Prepping for 1000 mile charity ride. 

 

Click here to see the Abigail's Trail website.

Ravi Karia, MD enrolls first patient in trial use of an injectable antibiotic-eluting bone graft substitute

Raji Karia, MD

Lund, Sweden, 22 May 2017– BONESUPPORT AB, an emerging leader in innovative injectable bioceramic bone substitute products to treat bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled by Dr Ravi Karia at the  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio into the company’s pivotal Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial:  A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Controlled Trial of CERAMENT G as Part of Surgical Repair of Open Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures (the FORTIFY trial: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02820363).

CERAMENT G is an injectable antibiotic-eluting bone graft substitute that has proven remodeling capabilities and provides local sustained delivery of gentamicin.  The data from the trial will support BONESUPPORT’s PMA (Premarket Approval) filing for CERAMENT G in the US.

Click here to see the full article on the Orthospinenews website.

Sekinat McCormick, MD leads Perry Outreach Program to inspire young women to be leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering

Perry Initiative Flyer

Group photo of Perry Outreach high school students

Dr. Rhianna Little , Dr. Jamie Lynch, Dr. Amanda Marshall- Rodriguez, Dr. Sekinat McCormick , Dr. Hanna Mendez

 

Click here to see the Perry Initiative Facebook post with additional photos of the San Antonio event.

 

The Perry Outreach program took place on the UT Health San Antonio Long Campus May 12-13, 2017.

 

"Boris A. Zelle, MD named JBJS Associate Editor for CME

"Boris A. Zelle, MD

"Boris A. Zelle, MD named JBJS Associate Editor for CME. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery is widely considered the premier orthopaedic journal worldwide with an impact factor of 5.163. Dr. Zelle will serve a three-year term starting in June 2017."

Rajiv Rajani, MD selected to serve as an Associate Editor for the JBJS Associate Editor Panel to create CME questions for JBJS Products.

Rajiv Rajani, MD

Rajiv Rajani, MD will serve as an Associate Editor for the JBJS Associate Editor Panel to create CME questions for JBJS Products.

The sub-specialty Dr, Rajani will be assigned to is Orthopaedic Oncology
He will server from June 2017 to June 2020.

Dr. Rajani will represent UT Health San Antonio in the JBJS Emerging Leaders Program!

 

Michael Wirth, MD noted as an esteemed contributor to Shoulder Techniques book.
Dr. Boris A. Zelle is the lead author of an article published in the May issue of The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle is the lead author of an article published in the May issue of The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The study was funded through a grant from the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma is the worldwide leading journal in the field of orthopaedic trauma. 

 

J Orthop Trauma. 2017 May;31(5):e158-e162. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000789.

Spanish Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, and Validation of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Foot and Ankle Outcomes Questionnaire in Mexican-Americans With Traumatic Foot and Ankle Injuries.

 

Zelle BA1, Francisco BS, Bossmann JP, Fajardo RJ, Bhandari M.

 

Dr. Vaida Glatt, PHD co-authors several Orthopaedic research publications

Vaida Glatt, PHD

Influence of the Labrum on Version and Diameter of the Glenoid: A Morphometric Study Using Magnetic Resonance Images.

Anthony J, Varughese I, Glatt V, Tetsworth K, Hohmann E.

Arthroscopy. 2017 Apr 12. pii: S0749-8063(17)30119-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.01.045. [Epub ahead of print]

The "Road to Union" protocol for the reconstruction of isolated complex high-energy tibial trauma.

Hohmann E, Birkholtz F, Glatt V, Tetsworth K.

Injury. 2017 Mar 18. pii: S0020-1383(17)30151-1. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.03.018. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Orthopaedic Faculty Promotions Announced

The following Orthopaedic faculty are being promoted effective September 1, 2017.

Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Roberto Fajardo, Associate Professor, Tenure Track

Michael Palladino, DPM

MIchael Palladino, Associate Professor/Clinical

Rajiv Rajani, MD

Rajiv Rajani, Associate Professor/Clinical

John "Trey" Green, MD featured on KSAT 12 "The Doctor is in" feature story
Teri Hill, C-TAGME honored with award at annual ACGME conference

Delonda Y. Dowling, Awards Program Liaison, Department of Education, ACGME Diane M. Hartmann, MD, Chair, ACGME Awards Committee, Teri HIll, Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, CEO, ACGME

(left to right)

Delonda Y. Dowling, Awards Program Liaison, Department of Education, ACGME

Diane M. Hartmann, MD, Chair, ACGME Awards Committee

Teri Hill, C-TAGME

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, CEO, ACGME

 

ACGME Award description for Teri Hill

 

John Toohey, MD and Teri Hil, C-TAGME

John Toohey, MD & Teri Hill, C-TAGME

UT Health physical therapists Barry Morgan and Steve Cox are doing a 1000 mile bike ride/ fundraiser in 10 days across Texas this July.

Barry Morgan, PT    Steven Cox, PT

2 UT Health San Antonio Orthopaedic Physical Therapists (Barry Morgan and Steve Cox) are doing a 1000 mile bike ride/ fundraiser in 10 days across Texas this July.  It is in honor of the niece of Barry Morgan who was a TTU student tragically killed in a car accident last year.  The ride is to raise money for a scholarship fund to TTU and establishment of a self sustaining scholarship.  The website for the ride is www.abigailstrail.com if you wanted to see more information / map.  

Dislocated Elbow: What Happens Next?

“As I was falling, I put my right arm down to stop myself,” says Porter, who got hurt in May 2015. He didn't just dislocate his elbow. He also broke the bones in his forearm -- the ulna and radius -- and tore some ligaments.

“It’s natural to put your arm out to break a fall,” says David Marshall, MD, medical director for the sports medicine program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “But if you fall down on it with too much force, you can dislocate it.”

When a rough landing sends all your weight through your outstretched hand and up into your elbow, it can cause a turning motion that pushes and rotates the joint out of its socket. It’s most likely to happen in sports where it’s easy to lose your balance, like football, gymnastics, or wrestling.

The elbow is the second most commonly dislocated joint, after the shoulder. Still, it’s a fairly rare injury among the weekend warrior crowd.

John "Trey" Green, MD

It happens a lot less often than a dislocated shoulder, says John Green, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with UW Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. “The elbow is a pretty stable joint.”

Dislocated Elbow: What Happens Next?

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Trey Green, MD helps patient be able dance at her wedding

John "Trey" Green, MD

Dr. Green helped a young woman to lead a more normal life, including dancing at her wedding.

Anna Eggink and her fiance Eli.

Anna recounted " I saw several specialists over the years and was referred to countless hours of physical therapy.  I did my exercises religiously, but my knee problem persisted.  Every day was a struggle, and it was hard to stay positive.  It was a relief when Dr. John Robert (Trey) Green at the University of Washington Medical Center agreed to take my case.

 

Click here to read the article online.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Glatt and Dr. Fajardo on their recent respective publications in SICOT-J and Current Osteoporosis Reports

Vaida Glatt, PHDDr. Glatt's article is titled, "Putting 3D modelling and 3D printing into practice: virtual surgery and preoperative planning to reconstruct complex post-traumatic skeletal deformities and defects".

Click here to view Dr. Glatt's article online.

 

Roberto Fajardo, PHDDr. Fajardo's article is titled, "Is diabetic skeletal fragility associated with microvascular complications in bones?"

Click here to view Dr. Fajardo's article online.

Dr. Boris Zelle co-author of an article published in Bone and Joint (former JBJS-Br)

Boris Zelle, MD

 

Dr. Boris Zelle co-author of an article published in Bone and Joint (former JBJS-Br). 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28148670

 

Bone Joint J. 2017 Feb;99-B(2):255-260. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B2.37999.

Injuries to the upper extremities in polytrauma: limited effect on outcome more than ten years after injury - a cohort study in 629 patients.

Abstract

AIMS:

To analyse the influence of upper extremity trauma on the long-term outcome of polytraumatised patients.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A total of 629 multiply injured patients were included in a follow-up study at least ten years after injury (mean age 26.5 years, standard deviation 12.4). The extent of the patients' injury was classified using the Injury Severity Score. Outcome was measured using the Hannover Score for Polytrauma Outcome (HASPOC), Short Form (SF)-12, rehabilitation duration, and employment status. Outcomes for patients with and without a fracture of the upper extremity were compared and analysed with regard to specific fracture regions and any additional brachial plexus lesion.

RESULTS:

In all, 307 multiply-injured patients with and 322 without upper extremity injuries were included in the study. The groups with and without upper limb injuries were similar with respect to demographic data and injury pattern, except for midface trauma. There were no significant differences in the long-term outcome. In patients with brachial plexus lesions there were significantly more who were unemployed, required greater retraining and a worse HASPOC.

CONCLUSION:

Injuries to the upper extremities seem to have limited effect on long-term outcome in patients with polytrauma, as long as no injury was caused to the brachial plexus. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:255-60.

KEYWORDS:

Brachial plexus lesion; Long term; Major trauma; Multiple trauma; Polytrauma outcome; Rehabilitation; Upper extremity

PMID:
28148670
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.99B2.37999

 

Grant Hogue, MD was the first author on chapter 22 of the Orthpaedic Surgery Essentials Spine book 2nd edition, published January 2017.
Grant Hogue, MD named to board of Kinetic Kids

Grant Hogue, MD

Grant Hogue, MD named to board of Kinetic KidsKineticKids.org website Header

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Rudy Solis, PTA awarded WOW Award for Patient Experience Practice from UT Medicine

4th Quarter WOW award winners, including Rudy Solis, PTA

 

On Tuesday, December 20th, UT Health Operations and the Office of the Chief Quality Officer teamed up to present the first quarterly awards for WOW recognition and Patient Experience Practice Champions. 

 

 

A WOW Award is given to an individual that has exceeded expectations by showing and exemplifying the UT Health, Mission, Vision, and Core Values and someone took the time to recognize them.  All WOW’s submitted are reviewed to select quarterly winners. 

 

Rudy Solis - Physical Therapy

Rudy was recognized by Dr. Sheri Huehn who stated that Rudy went above and beyond to assist a patient who had been waiting for her transport company for nearly 3 hours. Rudy was on his way out to attend an online class forum, working toward a Doctor of Physical Therapy, when he encountered this patient. He made multiple calls and waited with her until someone arrived.  His initiative to make calls and ensure that a UT Health patient, although not his own,  did not wait alone exemplifies the UT Health Mission, Vision, and Core Values. 

 

SA doctors leading way in fix for Charcot foot syndrome - Charcot foot associated with diabetes

Thomas Zgonis, DPM

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio has a diabetes problem and that’s what’s causing people to have a lot of other problems too. Obesity, high blood pressure and strokes are just some of the issues associated with the disease. But the city is also becoming a focal point for neuropathy and something called Charcot foot syndrome.

Nancy Bellone is a diabetic, but she stays very active, or at least she tried to. But one day on a walk, disaster struck.

“My foot actually broke in half, and I didn't realize it so I kept walking,” she said.

Bellone didn’t realize what had happened because of neuropathy, or loss of sensation in her feet. And that was just a start.

“I had ulcers that were open. I couldn’t heal them,” she said.

Bellone finally got diagnosed with Charcot foot syndrome by podiatrist Dr. Thomas Zgonis at the University of Texas Health Science Center. It’s a problem that can lead to an amputation.

Story by: Ursula Pari - Anchor

Click here to see the video and read the rest of the story on the KSAT-12 website

 

First Orthopedic Spine Registry Started at UT Health San Antonio

Sarah Speicher,M.S., Research Coordinator, Bill Edwards, M.D., John Arringdale, FNP and Luke Seeker

Members of the Research Division and the Spine Service initiate the use of the first ever orthopedic spine registry at UT Health San Antonio. This digital registry will be used to collect data on surgical outcomes from all spine service patients. The registry will help surgeons assess and improve patient care as well as serve as a long-term foundation for spine outcomes research within the department. Members of the team helping with this rollout are (from left to right) Sarah Speicher,M.S., Research Coordinator, Bill Edwards, M.D., John Arringdale, FNP and Luke Seeker, a second year medical student at the UT Health San Antonio Medical School.

 

Boris A. Zelle, MD publishes article in the January issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research entitled "CORR Insights®: Do Patients Taking Warfarin Experience Delays to Theatre, Longer Hospital Stay, and Poorer Survival After Hip Fracture?"

Boris Zelle, MD

Boris A. Zelle, MD publishes article in the January issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research entitled "CORR Insights®: Do Patients Taking Warfarin Experience Delays to Theatre, Longer Hospital Stay, and Poorer Survival After Hip Fracture?"

Click the link below to read the article online via Pubmed.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27650992

 

UT Orthopaedic Physicians Listed Among Best Doctors in San Antonio for 2016

Orthopaedic Surgery

Animesh Agarwal, MD
Animesh Agarwal
University Hospital, Trauma Clinic
210-358-4000

Fred G. Corley, MD
Fred Goodwin Corley
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics
210-450-9300
8300 Floyd Curl Dr, Medical Arts and Research Center Bldg, Ste 3C

Anil Dutta, MD
Anil Dutta
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics
210-450-9300
8300 Floyd Curl Dr, Medical Arts and Research Center Bldg, Ste 3C

Mayo Galindo, MD
Mayo J. Galindo Jr
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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics
210-450-9300
8300 Floyd Curl Dr, Medical Arts and Research Center Bldg, Ste 3C

Bernard Morrey, MD
Bernard F. Morrey

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics
210-450-9300
8300 Floyd Curl Dr, Medical Arts and Research Center Bldg, Ste 3C

Michael Wirth, MD
Michael A. Wirth
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics
210-450-9300
8300 Floyd Curl Dr, Medical Arts and Research Center Bldg, Ste 3C

 

Click here to read the full article on the San Antonio magazine website

 

Paige Burau, FNP attends International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Meeting

Paige Burau, FNP with Alain Dimeglio, MD of France, getting ready for a club foot session. Dr. Dimeglio created the "Dimeglio Score" for the treatment of clubfeet.

Paige Burau, FNP with Alain Dimeglio, MD

13th Annual International Pedicatric Orthopaedic Socieity

Dr. Fajardo and Healing the Children Medical Mission to Colombia covered on Colombian news show, Los Informantes

Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Dr. Fajardo organizes a large medical mission to Neiva, Colombia every year to provide free healthcare, including surgeries for cleft palate/lip, club foot, and hip dysplasia for children who otherwise lack the resources for this type of healthcare.  The mission is sponsored by Healing the Children and receives grant funding from the Smile Train. Every year Dr. Fajardo takes at least one high-performing medical student involved in his research. He also now takes 1 orthopedics resident per year that will work with Dr. Fajardo's colleagues from Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital. 

 

Orthopaedic Research Division Out Supporting the Food Bank

Vaida Glatt, PHD and Roberto Fajardo, PHD

Orthopaedic research division faculty Roberto Fajardo and Vaida Glatt took time out to participate in the HEB Great Turkey Challenge 5K to support the Food Bank on Thanksgiving Day.

Grant Hogue, MD only surgeon listed on the Precice/Nuvasive website for these services in all of central and south Texas

Grant Hogue, MD

Dr. Hogue did  another intramedullary limb lengthening last week and is now the ONLY surgeon listed on the Precice/Nuvasive website for these services in all of Central and South Texas. The next closest listed provider is 175 miles away.  We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated young doctor to help South Texas children with their particular orthopaedic issues.

 

Kaye Wilkins, DVM, MD interviewed in Colorado State University Alumnus magazine
Boris A. Zelle, MD is the senior author of an article published in the November issue of International Orthopaedics

Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Boris A. Zelle is the senior author of an article published in the November issue of International Orthopaedics. The article investigates loss of patient follow-up in orthopaedic clinical trials. International Orthopaedics is one of the leading peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals internationally with an impact factor of 2.387. Please see the full citation and a link to this article below.

 

Somerson JS, Bartush KC, Shroff JB, Bhandari M, Zelle BA. Loss to follow-up in orthopaedic clinical trials: a systematic review. Int Orthop. 2016;40(11):2213-2219.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27142421

Robert Quinn, MD comments in article regarding infection risks at the dentist office for artificial joint recipients

 

Robert Quinn, MD

 

People with replacement joints have long been told to take antibiotics before having even routine dental treatment. But that advice isn’t as widely supported as it once was.  Current guidelines from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons say that orthopedists “might consider discontinuing” routine prescription of antibiotics before dental procedures. The wording may be judicious, but it’s unhelpful to someone trying to reach a thoughtful decision.

 

Doctors’ skepticism

If the weight of evidence points to discontinuing routine prophylaxis, why do many surgeons and dentists continue to recommend it?

One factor is that old habits die hard. The professional organizations — AHA, ADA, AAOS — can issue guidelines, but they cannot tell their members what to do. Robert Quinn, head of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, is moderator of an AAOS panel that’s reviewing the 2015 ADA guidelines with a view to revising their own guidelines. He says his group’s conclusions, set to appear at the end of this year, are unlikely to be very different from what the ADA has suggested, but he acknowledges that “a lot of people who have been in practice for a while” tend to be skeptical of change. “There is a big push for evidence-based decisions,” he says, “but there is also pushback [based on long-standing practice]. We need to navigate thoughtfully.” 

 

Click here to read the full article on the Washington Post web page.

Zachary Child, MD featured on KSAT 12 "The Doctor Is In" featured story
Teri Hill to receive GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
Teri Hill

2017 ACGME Awardees Announced

The ACGME is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Awards. Awardees will be honored at a luncheon during the 2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida.
 
 

GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Dennis Henson, VCU Medical Center (Urology)
Theresa Hill, C-TAGME, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Georgina Rink, C-TAGME, Mayo Clinic (Psychiatry)
Thea Stranger-Najjar, University of Chicago (Pediatrics)
Terri Trotter, Emory University School of Medicine (Ophthalmology)
Rajiv Rajani, MD awarded a $50k grant from the MSTS and the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies

Rajiv Rajani, MDRajiv Rajani, MD awarded a $50k grant from the MSTS and the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies.

 

 

MIchael Langlois, DPM addresses taking steps to combat foot pain in "Real Men Wear Gowns" feature story

Michael Langlois, DPM

 

MIchael Langlois, DPM addresses foot pain in "Real Men Wear Gowns" feature story and interview.

For more men's health information call 210-358-3045. You can also find the rest of our real men wear gowns stories at wearthegown.com.

(© 2016 KENS)

Click here to watch the interview and read the article on the KENS5 web page.

 

Boris A. Zelle, MD invited speaker at the 37th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress in Rome, Italy

Boris Zelle, MD

09/09/2016 Boris A. Zelle, MD invited speaker at the 37th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress in Rome, Italy presenting on minimal invasive fixation of the pelvis as well as the acute management of knee dislocations.

Logo of 37th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress in Rome, Italy

Click here to read about the conference.

Orthopaedic Faculty Promotions announced

people climbing ladder

 

Douglas Cromack, MD

Douglas Cromack, MD - promoted from Associate Professor/Clinical  to Professor/Clinical, non-tenure track

Boris Zelle, MD

Boris Zelle, MD -  promoted from Assistant Professor/Clinical to Associate Professor on a tenure track

Dr. Katherine Bartush and Dr. Boris Zelle gave a podium presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopaedic Association in Naples, FL on July 29, 2016.

Katherine Bartush, MD  Boris Zelle, MD

Dr. Katherine Bartush and Dr. Boris Zelle gave a podium presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopaedic Association in Naples, FL on July 29, 2016.  The presentation entitled “Loss to follow-up in orthopaedic clinical trials: how much do we accept?” was well received by all the attendants of this meeting.

 

Southern Orthopaedic Association Meeting Cover Image

 

Orthopaedic Researchers in TOP 5 Posters at Orthopaedic Research Society Mini-Symposium (Houston, TX)

Last week we a group of Orthopaedic researchers, students and a resident presented some research findings at a conference in Houston. Their project poster was named one of the five posters at conference. A panel of judges determined the five winners.  

Pictured includes the authors that made the trip: John Boxberger (MS2), Kathleen Harnois (MS2), Ventrice Shillingford-Cole, and Chance Moore (PGY4). Not shown Roberto Fajardo. 

John Faust, MD co-author of paper studying question: Can We Reduce Usage of Arthroscopy and MRI?
John Faust, MD
 

John Faust, MD is a co-author of an article in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 

 2016 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Age Predicts Disruption of the Articular Surface of the Femoral Condyles in Knee OCD: Can We Reduce Usage of Arthroscopy and MRI?

Siegall E1, Faust JR, Herzog MM, Marshall KW, Willimon SC, Busch MT.

1*Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite †Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta ‡Department of Radiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

 

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this study was to determine if patient age could accurately identify disrupted articular cartilage overlying an osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion of the femoral condyle in adolescents. This could have important implications for imaging and treatment decisions.

Click here to read the journal article.

Podiatry Division welcomes new Faculty member and a new Fellow

Nagvir K. Sidhu, DPM

Nagvir K. Sidhu, DPM

Assistant Professor/Clinical, Department of Orthopaedics

Dr. Sidhu completed her podiatric surgical residency at UTHSCSA where she served as chief administrative resident for the 2015-2016 academic year. Her professional interests include diabetic limb salvage, foot surgery as well as reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and resident education.

 

Hani M. Badahdah, DPM, MD, MS

Hani M. Badahdah, DPM, MD, MS

Specialist, Department of Orthopaedics

Dr. Badahdah completed his podiatric surgical residency at Mercy Hospital, Miami, Florida, and he is currently a fellow in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. His training is focused in diabetic foot and ankle surgery.

Grant Hogue, MD speaks about Pokemon Go players and their injuries.

SAN ANTONIO -- Pokemon Go has now been out for just about three weeks but injuries keep happening, even with the on-screen warning at the start of the game.  Should something be changed to help players help themselves?

We have seen injuries ranging from scrapes and sprains all the way to a fracture and even abdominal injuries requiring surgical intervention," said Dr. GrantHogue, an orthopaedic surgeon at UT Medicine San Antonio.

Click here to see the video on the KSAT5 web page  (This will open a new browser window.)

Click here to see the video on the NEWS4 web page  (This will open a new browser window.)

Video link and screen capture courtesy of KENS5 TV and NEWS4 TV.

 

Boris Zelle, MD and Katherine Bartush, MD win third place for clinic research paper at J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society meeting

Boris Zelle, MDKatherine Bartush, MD

 

Boris Zelle, MD and Katherine Bartush, MD win third place for clinic research at Bradley Aust Surgical Society Resident Paper Competition held June 17-19, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

 
Boris Zelle, MD published in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma May 2016
Boris Zelle, MD

 

Boris Zelle, MD is a co-author of an article in published a review article in the Iowa Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Loss of Follow-Up in Orthopaedic Trauma: Is 80% Follow-Up Still Acceptable?

Boris A. Zelle, MD,* Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc,† Alvaro I. Sanchez, MD, MS,‡ Christian Probst, MD,§ and Hans-Christoph Pape, MDk

Click here to read the journal article.

Boris Zelle, MD spoke at the 17th Annual European Congress for Trauma & Emergency Surgery in Vienna, April 2016
Boris Zelle, MD

 

Boris Zelle, MD spoke at the 17th Annual European Congress for Trauma & Emergency Surgery in Vienna, April 24-26, 2016.

 

Click here to view the Program for the symposium. (This will open a new browser window.)

Orthopaedics Physical Therapist honored with Patriot Award for Guard support

Sheri Huehn, Amanda San Miguel, Steve Brown

Sheri Huehn, D.P.T., PT, OCS, (from left) director of physical therapy for UT Medicine San Antonio, was honored by Amanda San Miguel, UT Medicine physical therapy tech and current U.S. Army Reservist, with a Patriot Award given by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Steve Brown, M.B.A., Capt. U.S.N. (Ret.) assisted in the presentation of the award on behalf of Byron C. Hepburn, M.D., Maj. Gen. U.S.A.F. (Ret.), associate vice president and director of the university’s Military Health Institute. An employee serving in the Guard or reserve can nominate a supervisor for supporting the citizen warrior.

 

Click here to read this article in the HSC Express.

Our Orthopaedic Pediatric team is gracing the cover of an NISD school magazine.

 

Orthopaedic Pediatric Doctors

 

Our Orthopaedic Pediatric team is gracing the cover of an NISD elementary school magazine.

Click here to read the article on the Backpack Connection web page.

Robert H. Quinn, MD, Orthopaedics Chair cited in AAOSNow Cover Article

Robert H. Quinn, MD, Orthopaedics Chair cited in AAOSNow Cover Article

Robert H. Quinn, MD

Two New ACL AUC, Checklists Now Available

 

Dr. Kaye E. Wilkins, M.D. honored at investiture of Kaye E. Wilkins, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Kaye E. Wilkins, M.D. honored at investiture of Kaye E. Wilkins, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Dr. Quinn, M.D, Chair, Dr. Wilkins, M.D., Dr. Cofer, Surgeon in Chief @ Children's Hospital of San Antonio

Robert Quinn, M.D. Chair of Orthopaedics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Kaye Wilkins, M.D., Barry Cofer, M.D., Surgeon in Chief, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio at Baylor College of Medicine

Invitation to event honoring Dr. Kaye Wilkins, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics

 

Michael Langlois, DPM says Real men wear gowns: Diabetes Impact On Eyes And Feet

Dr. Michael Langlois, DPM

“I’ve seen a lot of patients walking around their house, step on a tack or sewing needle of an insulin needle, not realize it for a few days,” said Podiatrist Dr. Mike Langlois. “By the time they've realized it, it's seeded a very bad infection which is oftentimes limb threatening.”

That's why Dr. Langlois with University Health System urges diabetics to have their feet examined regularly.

“The complications of waiting are quite severe,” said Dr. Langlois.”I recommend all diabetics come in and at least get screened and determine their level of risk so we can manage them and intervene early.”

“Men should go more often it makes them more of a man to go take care of themselves  and put on a gown and say I'm not embarrassed because I got to take care of me. who else is going to take care of me.”

The misconception with diabetes is it's just about cutting back on sugar.  Dr. Langlois said poor circulation and nerve damage are very common in diabetics. That's why it's so important they get those routine check-ups on their feet and eyes.

Dr. Langlois discussed these issues with KENS5 News.  That video is no longer on their web site.

Rajiv Rajani, MD among 52 selected for 2016 Leadership San Antonio class

The San Antonio Express News announced that fifty-two people will make up the 2016 Leadership San Antonio class, the San Antonio and San Antonio Hispanic chambers of commerce have announced.

Class members will meet monthly next year to hear from industry experts and elected officials about the aspects that make the business community and local governments function.

The annual program, started in 1975, provides participants opportunities to expand and continue their service to the San Antonio area.

LSA alumni include former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, former Congressman Charles Gonzalez, Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Council members Shirley Gonzales and Ron Nirenberg, and business leaders Pat Frost of Frost Bank, Hispanic chamber CEO and President Ramiro Cavazos, 2014 San Antonio chamber Chairman David McGee of Amegy Bank and 2011 San Antonio chamber Chairman Sam Dawson of Pape-Dawson Engineers.

The 2016 Leadership San Antonio class members and their affiliations are:

Dr. Rajiv Rajani, MDRajiv Rajani, MD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

 

 

 

Article courtesy of San Antonio Express News.net

dhendricks@express-news.net

Business writer and columnist | San Antonio Express-News

Dr. Fred Corley honored at Reception Recognizing the Fred G. Corely Chair in Orthopaedics

Dr. Fred Corley is honored at Reception Recognizing

the Fred G. Corely Chair in Orthopaedics

Dr. Cigaroa, MD and Dr. Fred Corley, MD

Dr. Francisco Cigaroa and Dr. Fred Corley

(photo by Bruce W. Gilliam)

Doctors Corley, Dean, Heckman, Quinn

Doctors Fred G. Corley, Francisco González-Scarano, Michael Heckman, & Robert H. Quinn

(photo by Bruce W. Gilliam)