Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Archives
Nov. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt Health recently opened a new orthopaedic spine clinic that will serve Bedford and Coffee County residents. The clinic will be led by spine surgeon, Julian Lugo-Pico, MD. Lugo-Pico currently serves as an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His expertise encompasses orthopaedic, complex, outpatient, and minimally invasive spine surgery in...
Sep. 15, 2023—Hundreds of Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Occupational Therapy clinicians have played a role in saving and restoring the function of patient Dawn Reed’s right arm and hand after a utility terrain vehicle accident.
Aug. 29, 2023—Approximately 60 VUMC volunteers, including surgeons, pre- and post-op nurses and check-in, anesthesia, sterile, supply and cleaning staff, took over the Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin to provide free surgical treatment to uninsured or underinsured Middle Tennesseans.
May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the first in Tennessee to perform an innovative procedure to treat scoliosis that uses the patient’s own growth to correct the curve.
May. 11, 2023—Rogelio Coronado, PT, MPT, PhD, recently received the 2023 ACTS Outstanding Trainee: Early (Faculty) Career Development Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt orthopaedic surgeons are revisiting the method of used to repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments.
Feb. 8, 2023—Rick W. Wright, MD, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Patty Wright, MD, will be transitioning from her role as Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory, Davidson County to the role of Chief Medical Officer for Adult Ambulatory Clinics.
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.