December 12, 2008

Orthopaedic trauma text wins international award

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Philip Kregor, M.D.

Orthopaedic trauma text wins international award

“Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma,” a textbook co-edited by Philip Kregor, M.D., has won first prize in the Orthopaedics and Rheumatology category of the British Medical Association's 2008 Book Awards.

First published in February 2007, the book is edited by Kregor, associate professor and director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Vanderbilt Medical Center, along with James Stannard, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama and Andrew Schmidt, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

“I feel very fortunate to be included in this project with Drs. Stannard and Schmidt,” Kregor said. “Any accolades the book has won is a testimony to the front-line expertise that the more than 40 contributors bring to the textbook.”

William Obremskey, M.D., M.P.H., and Erika Mitchell, M.D., also from the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, contributed chapters to the textbook.

Published by Thieme, the book provides up-to-date information on surgical treatments of a broad range of injuries, from complex hip, pelvic and spinal trauma to knee dislocations. It also includes four DVDs containing more than 100 surgical procedures, more than 25 of which were filmed at VMC.

“This facet of the book has been extremely well received by readers,” Kregor said.

“It will quickly become an essential resource due to its concise presentation and its quality DVD presentations,” wrote Janet D. Conway, M.D., from the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, in a review in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. “Having this book at hand is like having the benefit of an experienced orthopaedic trauma surgeon at your side.”

“Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma” is also the recipient of the 2007 Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in the Clinical Medicine category.