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VOS 69th Annual Meeting
April 15-17, 2016



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What’s New at UVA Orthopaedics?

The University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to build momentum in the realm of basic science, translational, and clinical research.  This was highlighted in our research retreat held on May 9, 2015 at the Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville organized by UVA Orthopaedic's Dr. Quanjun (Trey) Cui.  Internationally renowned researchers in Biomedical Engineering, Musculoskeletal Basic Science, Biomechanics, and Orthopaedic Surgery gathered to present their research and invite collaboration throughout the institution.

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On Friday, June 12, the VCU Department of Orthopaedics held its annual John A. Cardea Residents Day,  providing the residents a forum for presenting their research from the past year.  As always, there were many great studies but Bill Daner, MD took home 1st Place for his work titled, “Biomechanical Evaluation of the Risk of Secondary Fracture around Short vs. Long Cephalomedullary Nails.”  Ashton Goldman, MD took home 2nd place for his work titled, “Does Increased Coefficient of Friction Increase Initial Stability at the Acetabular Interface?.”  We were also very fortunate to have Dr. Ernest “Chappie” Conrad III, MD from University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital as our Robert Hussey Guest Lecturer.  His lectures on soft tissue sarcomas enlightened us all.

Later that evening we honored our outgoing five chief residents: Ravi Brar, MD, Greg Hale, MD, Barrett Little, MD, Jeremy Ross, MD, and Phil Taylor, MD.  They were a well respected class and a joy to teach.  We certainly wish them well as they conclude their education in a wide range of fellowships.  It was also a time where we said goodbye to our chairman, Robert S. Adelaar, MD.  He will be stepping down as we conclude our search for the next chairman of our department.  Many former residents came back to tell stories and honor Bob for all that he has done for our department over the past 13 years.

VCU Medical Center and the Department of Orthopaedics continue to prepare for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships.  From September 19-27, Richmond will be hosting over 1,000 athletes and 500,000 spectators from around the world.  The Road World Championships is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through a competitive bidding process similar to the Olympic Games.  It is a rare opportunity for the athletes to compete for their country, just as they do during the Olympic Games. Athletes compete in three different disciplines including the traditional Road Race, the Individual Time Trial and the recently introduced Team Time Trial.  VCU Medical Center is the exclusive medical sponsor for UCI Worlds.

VTCSOM, Carilion Clinic
Orthopaedics Update

The most important update since last year's meeting from Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics is the announcement of our recognition as an independent department in both the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is Chaired by Joseph T. Moskal, MD.

At present we have 35 physicians and 17 ACPs at our Roanoke, New River Valley and Lexington sites of service. This includes our new providers – Caleb Behrand (Spine, Roanoke), Horatio Dancea, MD (Hand, Roanoke), and Ryan Harris, DO (Adult Reconstruction, NRV), and recognizes the retirement of George Henning, MD, John Clements, DPM, and Stephen Grubb, MD. Upcoming in 2015 we will bring on several new faculty - Peter Apel, MD (Hand, Pediatrics, Roanoke), Ben Coobs, MD (Adult Reconstruction, Joint Preservation, Roanoke), Robert Schopf, DPM (Foot and Ankle, Roanoke), Jesse Seamon, MD (Trauma, Roanoke), and John Maher, MD (Sports Medicine, NRV).

Our clinical volumes continue to increase at all sites of service with over 94,000 ambulatory visits, 3,800 inpatient procedures and 5,200 outpatient procedures for the year.

We would like to recognize Trevor Owen’s receipt of the AAOS Award of Excellence for his work on the over the top view for femoral neck pinning, Joseph Moskal’s continued role as the AAOS Exhibits Chair and T.K. Miller’s selection as Chair of the VTCSOM Appointment and Promotions Committee.

Finally, we would like to announce the construction and anticipated January 2016 opening of the Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery Institute. With over 118,000 square feet of clinical, office and education space we will house Orthopaedic surgery, Neurosurgery, PM&R and Pain Management in one integrated site of service.