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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Archives

Cancer registries and sarcoma research

Sep. 13, 2022—The number of sarcoma research studies that use the two largest U.S. cancer registries is increasing, but over one-third of studies that asked the same research question reported conflicting findings.

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Orthopaedic Outreach Day lends a helping hand

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...

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VUMC launches enhanced recovery for total joint replacement

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.

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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.

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New implant helps ease spinal lumbar fusion surgery

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.

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Jahangir named to new role in Business Development

May. 18, 2022—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, has been named a Vice President for Business Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Nyman named Center for Bone Biology director

Apr. 28, 2022—Jeffry Nyman, PhD, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and research associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology.

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Patel joins VWCH as its first full-time hand surgeon

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.

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Woodard named High School Athletic Trainer of the Year

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.

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Teamwork returns man with severe post-COVID complications to his life

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.

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Study identifies molecular trigger of severe injury-induced inflammatory response

Jan. 19, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that early inappropriate activation of the enzyme plasmin caused by severe injury is a trigger of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and resulting organ failure.

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Fellowship helps enhance care of knee replacement patients

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ryan Martin, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has completed the Knee Society’s Insall Traveling Fellowship, participating in training and research over a period of five weeks at 11 major medical centers in the United States.

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