Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Archives
Jan. 12, 2023—To treat the osteosarcoma in his left leg, Dominic Gamez, 7, and his family chose to have a magnetic expandable prosthesis implanted that can be manipulated to grow incrementally as the child grows.
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's latest enhanced recovery after surgery clinical pathway was launched last month for adult patients receiving surgery to remove extremity soft tissue sarcomas, which are cancerous tumors that can arise in muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels and other connective tissue.
Aug. 25, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey More than 60 Vanderbilt Health employees volunteered their time on Saturday, Aug. 20, so that 15 uninsured patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cyst and other hand disorders, as well as knee and shoulder issues, could receive surgical treatment. Eight orthopaedic surgeons, nine resident surgeons and seven anesthesiologists/nurse anesthetists participated in...
Aug. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program recently expanded to include the 1,400 patients per year who receive total hip replacement or total knee replacement surgery.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt creates new Vanderbilt Youth Sports Health Center
Aug. 1, 2022—The Vanderbilt Youth Sports Health Center, the only one of its kind in the region, recently opened through a partnership between Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Jul. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt's Raymond Gardocki, MD, played an instrumental role in developing and implanting the Flarehawk 9 — a first-of-its-kind interbody implant that can be placed endoscopically during spinal lumbar fusion surgery.
May. 18, 2022—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, has been named a Vice President for Business Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Apr. 28, 2022—Shaan Patel, MD, has joined Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital as an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the hospital's the only full-time hand surgeon dedicated to VWCH.
Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's Jacob Woodard, MAE, ATC, NASM-CES, has been named the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Mar. 16, 2022—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt helped José Ontiveros cope with a long list of severe complications arising from his COVID-19i infection.