Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2013 program features the latest in trauma care
Faculty will discuss the use of wound VACs, PRP and stem cells for trauma cases.
The faculty of the Trauma program for Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2013 will provide attendees with practical advice on common problems facing orthopedic surgeons, such as femoral shaft fractures, tibial shaft fractures and fractures about the hip, while turning an eye toward new techniques and technologies.
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The day starts with a mini-symposium on infection followed by discussions on the treatment of femoral shaft fractures. Robert A. Winquist, MD, will detail his surgical pearls for antegrade nailing, and I will share my techniques and strategies for treating these fractures with retrograde nailing. Andrew H. Schmidt, MD, will give an overview on the latest methods for joint restoration in patients with tibial plateau fractures and Winquist will take an in-depth look at the use of precontoured plates.
Later that morning, Patrick Yoon, MD; Thomas A. “Toney” Russell, MD; Schmidt and I will each discuss hot topic and controversial issues in trauma care, such as recent developments on the timing and debridement for open fractures, current methods and techniques for using wound vacuum-assisted closures, bone substitutes and strategies that incorporate the use of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma in trauma cases.
The final hour of the program will be filled with information on subtrochanteric fracture fixation, the use of arthroplasty for acetabular fractures and those that occur around the femoral neck, and fractures about the hip junction. As always, the didactic sessions will be interspersed with the hallmarks of Orthopedics Today – case presentations and lively discussions.
— Richard F. Kyle, MD
Orthopedics Today Section Editor, Trauma
Program Committee Member,
Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2013