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Fall, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are excited to announce that our Department is hosting the 1st Annual Musculoskeletal Pathology Review and Update Course on October 27-28, 2017. This 1 ½ day course will be led by Rodolfo Zamora, MD, Assistant Professor and Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Louisville, with guest faculty from the University of Washington, the University of Texas (Houston) and the Cleveland Clinic. This course will focus on specific areas of musculoskeletal oncology, including histology, radiology and management of bone and soft tissue tumors.

We continue to grow research. Dr. Thomas Schlierf, a fourth year resident, received the Research!Louisville, School of Medicine, Medical Resident Award for his poster entitled, “Does Robotic Assisted TKA Provide Early Improvement in Functional Outcome Compared to Conventional TKA?” Hats off to him! Dr. James Baker, a second year resident, will deliver a podium presentation for his abstract, “Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for the Diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I of the Lower Extremity” at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in Miami, FL in October.

Five of our residents presented scientific papers at the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society Meeting on October 7, 2017:

  • Dr. Brian Dilworth: “Risk of Reinfection After Irrigation and Debridement for Treatment of Acute Periprosthetic Joint Infection Following TKA”;
  • Dr. Thomas Schlierf: “Does Robotic Assisted TKA Provide Early Improvement in Functional Outcome Compared to Conventional TKA?”;
  • Dr. Adam Short: “Outcomes of Ankle Fractures at a Level One Trauma Center”;
  • Dr. Brent Sinicrope: “Increased Aseptic Failure in Cemented versus Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients with Minimal 5 Year Follow-up”;
  • Dr. Rashad Usmani: “Establishing an Efficient Care Paradigm for Trigger Finger”;

Dr. Dilworth won first place in the resident research paper competition between the Orthopaedic Departments of the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. We are proud of all of them.

Our residents participated in an AO Trauma Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course on September 22, 2017 with Dr. Amit Gupta, Dr. Charity Burke, Dr. Tuna Ozyurekoglu and Dr. David Tate. The course was a tremendous educational experience.

Drs. Greg and Linda Gleis, together with the Department, hosted a University of Louisville Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni event on September 18, 2017. Alumni were present from Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green. Departmental history and legendary stories were shared, and a great time was had by all. We hope to make this an annual event.

We are looking forward to our 7th annual alumni reception at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in New Orleans, LA. This year we will be joining with the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for a co-branded UL/UK Alumni Reception. It will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.


Congratulations to our graduates from
2017. They all passed the ABOS Part I
exam. Our Department continues to have
a phenomenal ABOS passage rate.

The Department once again participated
in the American Heart Association Walk
and raised $1,560 for the American Heart
Association. Thanks to all who donated.

We are proud of our staff, residents and faculty for their recent accomplishments and look forward to sharing more of them with you in the future.

Craig S. Roberts, MD, MBA
K. Armand Fischer Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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