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Friday, February 25, 2005

Study of unicompartmental knee replacement is blue ribbon poster

By Kathleen Misovic

A poster detailing a follow-up study on unicompartmental knee replacement was judged the 2005 Annual Meeting's overall best poster and presented with a blue ribbon at Thursday morning's Poster Breakfast.

Knee Poster P094, "Unicompartmental Knee Replacement: A Minimum 21 Year Follow-Up End Result Study," was presented by Michael R. O'Rourke, MD; Jeremy J. Gardner, BA; John J. Callaghan, MD; Devon D. Goetz, MD; David Vittetoe, MD; and Richard C. Johnson MD. It was judged the best of 12 first place winners-one from each classification-selected by members of the subcommittee and Central Program Committee.

"It was a hard decision to pick the winners. But just to get your poster displayed at the Annual Meeting is quite an accomplishment," said Alan L. Jones, MD, of Dallas, chair of the Scientific Program. He explained that more than 3,600 poster abstracts were submitted, but only 474 were chosen to be displayed at the Annual Meeting. "So it really is an honor to be one of the 12 picked as winners; you're looking at the top 0.3 percent among the 3,600 posted submitted."

The posters display research results in various categories from hip, spine and knee surgeries to pediatrics, trauma and practice management. One poster winner Dr. Jones found especially newsworthy (P217, Relationship Between Musculoskeletal Medical School Courses and Applications to Orthopaedic Residencies) indicated that medical students who get musculoskeletal training are more likely to apply for an orthopaedic specialty. "This poster tells us that if we want to increase the number of women and minority orthopaedic surgeons, we need more musculoskeletal training in medical school," Dr. Jones said.

The twelve poster winners are:

  • Hip Poster P072, "Mechanical Comparison of Acetabular Revision Constructs for the Treatment of Pelvic Discontinuity"
  • Knee Poster P094, "Unicompartmental Knee Replacement: A Minimum 21-Year Follow-Up End Result Study"
  • Foot and Ankle Poster P184, "The Function of Calcaeofibular Ligament and Clinical Test for Its Insufficiency"
  • Hand and Wrist Poster P189, "Nerve Decompression for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II"
  • Pediatric Poster P205, "Ankle Joint Contact Pressures Following Transepiphyseal Screw Fixation of the Distal Tibia"
  • Practice Management Poster P217, "Relationship Between Musculoskeletal Medical School Courses and Applications to Orthopaedic Residencies"
  • Rehabilitation Poster P229, "Total Knee Replacement Delayed During Six Years of Hylan G-F 20 Use in Orthopaedic Practice"
  • Shoulder Poster P252, "Peripheral Nerve Function During Shoulder Arthroplasty Using Intra-Operative Nerve Monitoring
  • Spine Poster P291, "Galveston Fixation in Neuromuscular Scoliosis: The Gold Standards for New Instrumentation to Beat"
  • Sports Medicine Poster P367, "Drop Jumps from an Unknown Height: A Gender Comparison of EMG and Kinematics for Non-Contact Injury Mechanisms"
  • Trauma Poster P392, "The Evaluation of Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic at Iliac Crest Bone Graft Sites for Postoperative Pain Relief: A Randomized, Double Blind Study in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients"
  • Tumor Poster P440, "Bisphosphonates Prevent Resorption of Allografts and Do Not Inhibit Allograft Incorporation"

 
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