Dr. Wilson and medical student at conference

Oct 04, 2021 / Research & Innovation

Education and Research Helps to Provide the Best Care to Patients

At Scottish Rite for Children, we are committed to educating the next generation of pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Throughout the year, our team of experts work regularly with medical students, residents and fellows to provide them a well-rounded education on how to provide the best care to pediatric orthopedic patients. 

Last week, staff from Scottish Rite attended the 38th Mid-American Orthopaedic Association (MAOA) annual meeting in Amelia Island, Florida. MAOA was established in 1982 with a focus of providing education and fellowship opportunities for trainees within orthopedics. At the annual meeting and throughout the year, members share and collaborate on various projects.
This year, medical students Sharon G. Huang, B.A., and William C. Searls, B.S., have been active participants in projects with our research team in the Center for Excellence in Sports Medicine. They have participated in research projects and have learned about the process – earning the opportunity to present to regional audiences, including attendees at the MAOA annual meeting.

Below are the two projects presented:
  • Lateral Femoral Condyle Osteochondritis Dissecans: Does Weightbearing Zone Location Predict Healing? 
  • Lateral Elbow Overuse Injuries in Pediatric Female Gymnasts: A Comparison of Radial Head Stress Fractures and Capitellar OCD
Assistant Chief of Staff and pediatric orthopedic surgeon Philip L. Wilson, M.D., works closely with the medical students that spend time at our Frisco campus. “Education and research are at the core of what we do,” says Wilson. “I am proud to work for an institution that supports this mission and enjoy having the opportunity to work with these students – allowing me to teach and continually learn. Together, it is helping our patients receive the best care.” 

Learn more about our sports medicine research

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