Hospital doctors at 2019 EPOS meeting

Apr 05, 2019 / Research & Innovation

Doctors Travel to Israel for International Pediatric Orthopedic Conference

Doctors from the hospital are attending the 38th annual European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel. EPOS is an international association comprised of over 500 surgeons from across the world. This four-day conference allows members to discuss research and collaborate on latest treatment techniques to ultimately advance the quality of care for children with orthopedic conditions. 

As active members of EPOS, hospital staff attend and participate throughout this international meeting each year. Several are in attendance, along with past fellows, presenting the hospital’s original research. Below are the projects being presented:
  • Can real time monitoring with a controlled advancement drill decrease plunge depth? 
  • Metaphyseal fracture displacement is predictive of intra-articular diastasis in adolescent triplane ankle fractures 
  • Gait analysis in children with proximal femoral focal deficiency 
In addition to these research presentations, surgeons from Scottish Rite Hospital are directing the first ever web-based joint educational endeavor between EPOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). During this symposium, entitled “Across the Pond: International Differences in Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Management,” staff and former fellows from the hospital will discuss and debate current trauma treatment strategies with a panel of European trauma specialists. The debate will be recorded at the EPOS meeting and broadcast worldwide.   

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon and director of resident education Anthony I. Riccio, M.D., is one of the hospital’s key representatives for EPOS. “As doctors and leaders within pediatric orthopedics, we have a responsibility to conduct research in order to better understand and find innovative techniques for treating complex conditions,” says Riccio. “It is an honor to travel the world to share our expertise and have the opportunity to both educate and learn from other specialists. Not only does this advance how we care for our patients here in Texas, but it evolves the treatment for pediatric orthopedic patients across the globe.”

Learn more about the hospital's research. 

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