Orthopaedics News

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

Click here to see the KineticKids website.

 

 

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
.
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)