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October, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that we have three new full-time faculty members: Dr. Jon Carlson, who will focus on orthopaedic traumatology and post-traumatic arthritis; Dr. Rodolfo Zamora who will focus on musculoskeletal oncology; and Dr. Lonnie Douglas, who will focus on sports medicine and general orthopaedics.

Never before have we added three faculty members at the same time. Dr. Carlson did his orthopaedic traumatology fellowship here at the University of Louisville, Dr. Zamora did his musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at the University of Washington, and Dr. Douglas did his fellowship at the Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL with Dr. James R. Andrews.

Our Department recently presented four papers at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society in Lexington, KY on September 23, 2016:

  • "Recurrent Infection Following Treatment of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty" presented by Adam Cochran, MD;
  • "Mechanism of Perilunate Injuries: A Second Look" presented by Victor Fehrenbacher, MD;
  • "Does Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty Improve Accuracy of Component Positioning?" presented by Drew Garber, MD; and
  • "Comparison Between Suprapatellar and Parapatellar Approach for Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Cadaver Study" presented by Adam Short, MD.

Dr. Cochran came in 2nd place for his research project and the University of Louisville residents won the 1st Annual Quiz Bowl at the KOS.

On a related note, our Department hit its target for the 2016 Heart Walk, which took place on September 17th. Special thanks to Ms. Monica Welsh for her leadership in making this happen. Also, please save the date on your calendar for the Department’s 6th Annual Alumni Reception at the
AAOS in San Diego, on Thursday, March 16, 2017..

Meanwhile, we continue to make excellent
progress towards our vision of a vibrant
department with a strong clinical enterprise,
multiple endowed professorships and
divisions, and broad regional outreach and
influence. Thanks for your support!

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

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