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Five Sessions to see at #AAOS2019

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  • At #AAOS2019, orthopaedic clinicians and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital present their world-leading research and innovative treatment approaches
  • This article is a preview of some can't-miss sessions and presentations
  • Physicians and researchers will present on specialties including hand and arm, hip and knee replacement, foot and ankle, ortho-oncology, shoulder, spine and trauma

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) hosts its Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 12-16, 2019. Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches. Mass General doctors will participate in 48 different sessions, including 14 poster presentations, covering the full spectrum of orthopaedic care including sports medicine, arthroplasty, foot and ankle, ortho-oncology, spinehand and arm and more.

Here are five highlights from this year's meeting:

Preparing for Your Worst / Best Moments in the Operating Room

An Orthopaedic Disaster Course

Tuesday, 3/12: 4-6 p.m. | Room 3101

Kevin Andrew Raskin, MD, Chief of the Orthopaedic Oncology Service

This session will help you prepare and control emergencies in the OR by reviewing strategies to avoid panic and gain control during pelvic/extremity disasters.

Predictors of Not Achieving Improvement in Pain and Function Following Hip Replacement 

Findings From a Prospective, International, Multicenter Study

Tuesday, 3/12: 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Room 4401

Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory at Mass General

Gain insight into what pre-operative factors may contribute to a low success rate following total hip replacement. 

The Way I See it 2

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data

Wednesday, 3/13: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Room 3401

Joseph H. Schwab, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

This session will introduce the applications of and opportunities for AI, big data, and machine learning in orthopedic surgery.

The Land of Ligaments

Navigating Sprains, Strains and Ruptures about the Foot and Ankle

Thursday, 3/14: 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Room 3404

Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service

This session will use case studies and video to highlight a spectrum of ligament injuries that occur during sports.

Ask an Expert: Shoulder

Friday, 3/15: 2-2:45 p.m. | Venetian/Sands Expo, Booth 4300, Exhibit Hall C

Jon J. P. Warner, MD, Chief of the Mass General Shoulder Service

Ask leading shoulder specialist and Chief of the Mass General Shoulder Expert, Jon J. P. Warner, MD, your questions about the best techniques and latest treatments for shoulder issues. 

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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have determined that combining surgical resection with adjuvant radiation is associated with better local relapse-free survival of patients with sacral chordoma.


In this video, Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how researchers are working to increase the chance and speed of healing from fifth metatarsal injuries.