Dr. Wimberly making a presentation.

Oct 12, 2017 / Research & Innovation

Hospital Staff Attend 33rd Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting

Orthopedic staff from Scottish Rite Hospital are attending the 33rd annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Established in 1985, OTA now has over 2,000 members including medical professionals in all areas of the world. Members gather each year to share latest research and collaborate with fellow colleagues to bring better care to the injured patient.

At this year’s meeting, 950 abstracts were submitted with just over 250 being accepted for presentation. Scottish Rite Hospital is being represented by several orthopedic staff and past fellows with four projects selected for presentation. The research being presented from the hospital:
  • Is Less More? Assessing the Value of Early Clinical and Radiographic Follow-Up for Operative Supracondylar Humerus Fractures
  • The Utility of Intra-Operative Arthrogram in the Management of Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures of the Humerus
  • Does Delay to Surgery in Type III Supracondylar Humerus Fractures Lead to Longer Surgical Times and More Difficult Reductions?
  • Does a delay in treatment of displaced pediatric lateral condyle fractures increase the risk of complications?
In addition to scientific presentations, hospital faculty work closely with the OTA to assure ongoing education of colleagues and trainees in the discipline of the pediatric orthopedic trauma management. Assistant Chief of Staff Philip L. Wilson, M.D. and staff orthopedists Anthony I. Riccio. M.D. and Lane Wimberly, M.D. continue to direct the pediatric module at the annual OTA Comprehensive Resident Fracture Course. Staff orthopedist Christine Ho, M.D. also serves as faculty for a newly developed trauma symposium for advance practice nurses and physician assistants.

As members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, our doctors can be a part of a world-wide medical community that is dedicated to advancing the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. Scottish Rite Hospital is honored to have the opportunity to present the most recent research on a global stage to ultimately bring better care back to our patients and children everywhere.  

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