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Massachusetts General Hospital at AAOS 2019

Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting.

Physicians and researchers from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital will present on leading research and innovative approaches to treatment on topics including:

Hand & Upper Extremity

  • The Effect of Vitamin C on Finger Stiffness After Distal Radius Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fractures: When is a Volar Plate not Enough?

Hip & Knee Replacement

  • Utility of Serum and Synovial Fluid Markers in Diagnosis of Infection
  • Indications for Metal Artifact Reduction Sequence MRI

Foot & Ankle

  • Peroneal Tendon Pathology
  • Opioid Consumption Rate After Foot & Ankle Surgery

Oncology

  • Oncologic and Functional Outcomes After Treatment for Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Extremities
  • Basic Principles of Vascular Control

Shoulder

  • Learning Curve of Superior Capsule Reconstructions
  • Complex Shoulder Arthroplasty

Spine

  • Orthopaedic Management of Pathological Fractures in the Spine
  • Differentiating Lumbar Spine From Hip Pathologies

Trauma

  • Is Operative Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures Indicated?

Orthopaedic Surgery at Mass General

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a world leader in treating the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions—from sprains and strains your children experience on the athletic field to limb-sparing oncology procedures; from carpel tunnel syndrome to complex spinal reconstruction. You name it, we excel at it. Our doctors see more than 80,000 patients each year.

Mass General Physicians and Researchers Presenting at AAOS 2018:

Hany Bedair, MD, Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeon

Posters:

  • Poster No. 0137: Is More Information Better? A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Two Decision Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Poster No. 0564: Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Prior to Total Hip Arthroplasty Significantly Reduces Perioperative Surgical Complications

Charles Bragdon, PhD, Principal Investigator & Associate Director of Clinical Studies, Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 4401): Preoperative Predictors of Not Achieving a Minimal Clinically Important Improvement in Pain and Function Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: Findings from a Prospective, International, Multicenter Study
  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 2102): Seven-Year Evaluation of Vitamin E Diffused Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Radiostereometric Analysis
  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 2102): Preoperative Predictors of Not Attaining Patient Acceptable Symptom State in Pain and Function After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Posters:

  • Poster No. 0084: Consequences of Sagittal Component Malalignment and Imbalance in Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Poster No. 0128: Patient Acceptable Symptom State at One and Three Years After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Thresholds for the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score
  • Poster No. 0134: Modifiable Risk Factors for Patient Dissatisfaction Following Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Poster No. 0543: Does Socioeconomic Status Affect Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Neal C. Chen, MD, Interim Chief, Hand & Arm Center Director, Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 3401): The Effect of Vitamin C on Finger Stiffness After Fracture of the Distal Radius: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial
  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 4103): Course presenters detail some of the most common hand and wrist conditions you will see and provide tips and tricks for appropriate management (Table Facilitator)
  • Friday, March 15 (room 4103): Case Presentation: Rescuing the Elbow (Table Facilitator)
  • Saturday, March 16 (room 4401): I Have a Patient with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: What the Evidence Tells Me to Do

Poster:

  • Poster No. 0677: Factors Associated with Conversion to Wrist Arthrodesis after Proximal Row Carpectomy or Four Corner Arthrodesis

Christopher DiGiovanni, MD, Chief, Foot & Ankle Service Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 3105): ICL 2-Hour: Peroneal Tendon Pathology – Cutting-Edge Concepts in Diagnosis and Management (Moderator)
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 4103): Case Presentation: Management of Most Common Foot and Ankle Pathologies (Table Facilitator)
  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 3404): - ICL 2-Hour: The Land of Ligaments: Navigating Sprains, Strains, and Ruptures about the Foot and Ankle
  • Saturday, March 16 (Room 4101): Overcorrection in the Flatfoot: Too Much Cotton, Too Much Sliding Calcaneus, Not Enough Cowbell
  • Saturday, March 16 (Room 4101): Opioid Consumption Rate After Foot and Ankle Surgery

Andrew A. Freiberg, MD, Chief, Center for Hip & Knee Replacement, Hip & Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon

Presentation:

  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 4401): Adult Reconstruction Knee VI (Moderator)

Poster:

  • Poster No. 0137: Is More Information Better? A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Two Decision Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Presentation:

  • Saturday, March 16 (Room 4101): Opioid Consumption Rate After Foot and Ankle Surgery

Marilyn Heng, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

Presentation:

  • Friday, March 15 (Room 4303): Is Operative Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures Indicated? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies

Stuart H. Hershman, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Thursday, March 14 (Palazzo Ballroom J): Spine VI (Moderator)
  • Friday, March 15 (Room 3401): ICL 2-Hour: Is It the Back or the Hip? Differentiating Lumbar Spine from Hip Pathologies: Key Points of Evaluation and Treatment

Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 2101): ICL 2-Hour: Reevaluation of the Scaphoid Fracture: What is the Current Best Evidence? (Moderator)
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 3103): ICL 2-Hour: Contemporary Questions and Controversies Regarding the Assessment and Management of Distal Radius Fractures: What is the Best Evidence in 2019? (Moderator)
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 3404): ICL 1.5-Hour: Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the Distal Radioulnar Joint: Contemporary Perspectives (Moderator)
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 3105): ICL 2-Hour: Contemporary Issues with the Management of Distal Humerus Fractures in the Older Aged Patient (Moderator)
  • Saturday, March 16 (Room 4101): Distal Radius Fractures: When is a Volar Plate Not Enough?

Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, Program Director, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship Program Director, Bioengineering Laboratory, Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 4401): Do Metal Artifact Reduction Sequence MRI Characteristics of Adverse Local Tissue Reactions in Head-Neck Taper Corrosion in Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty Differ from Metal-on-Metal THA?
  • Friday, March 15 (Palazzo Ballroom J): Utility of Serum and Synovial Fluid Markers in Diagnosis of Infection in Patients with Head-Neck Taper Corrosion of Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty

Poster:

  • Poster No. 0086: Bicruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty Does Not Restore Native Knee In Vivo Kinematics During Strenuous Activities

Orhun Muratoglu, PhD, Director, Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory

Presentation:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 4401): Does Adverse Local Tissue Reaction Mass Effect on Neurovascular Structures Explain Symptomaticity in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants?

Kevin Raskin, MD, Interim Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology Service, Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Program, Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 3101): Get Control: Basic Principles of Vascular Control
  • Friday, March 15 (Room 4303): Oncologic and Functional Outcomes after Treatment for Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Extremities

Harry E. Rubash, MD, Emeritus Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon

Poster:

  • Poster No. 0137: Is More Information Better? A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Two Decision Aids for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS, Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Center, Co-Director, Stephan L. Harris Center for Chordoma Care, Orthopaedic Spine & Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 3401): The Way I See It 2: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data (Moderator)
  • Thursday, March 14 (Room 4303): Orthopaedic management of pathological fractures in spine
  • Friday, March 15 (Room 4303): Oncologic and Functional Outcomes after Treatment for Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Extremities

Jon J.P. Warner, MD, Chief, Harvard Shoulder Service, Co-Director, Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon

Presentations:

  • Tuesday, March 12 (Room 4103): Case Presentation: Complex Shoulder Arthroplasty: Primary and Revision, Anatomic and Reverse, Three-Dimensional Planning – When and How? (Table Facilitator)
  • Tuesday, March 12 (Palazzo Ballroom L): The Learning Curve of Superior Capsule Reconstructions
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Palazzo Ballroom L): The Impact of Workmans' Compensation on Recovery after Biceps Tenodesis
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Palazzo Ballroom L): The Learning Curve of Superior Capsule Reconstructions
  • Wednesday, March 13 (Room 4401): Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing to Identify High-Cost Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients
  • Friday, March 15 (Expo, Booth 4300): Ask an Expert: Shoulder

Posters:

  • Poster No. 0333: Early Clinical Outcomes of Superior Capsular Reconstruction Compared to Tendon Transfers
  • Poster No. 0778: Patient Specific Planning Reduces Errors Before Surgery and Potentially Improves Outcomes
  • Poster No. 0821: Comparisons of Latissimus Dorsi Transfer to Lower Trapezius Transfer Clinical Outcomes for the Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Gregory Waryasz, MD, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Presentation:

  • Saturday, March 16 (Room 4101): Opioid Consumption Rate After Foot and Ankle Surgery