Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Cancer registries and sarcoma research

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.

More than 60 VUMC volunteers came together to offer surgical treatment on Orthopaedic Outreach Day

The annual event provides necessary surgery to uninsured patients

Volunteers at the Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Outreach Day provided free surgical treatments to 15 uninsured patients.

Orthopaedic Outreach Day lends a helping hand

New Clinician Spotlight: Lauren Porras

Lauren Porras, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and Team Physician for Vanderbilt Athletics.

An initiative at VUMC is helping patients recover more quickly from major surgery, leave the hospital earlier and have fewer side effects from their pain management.

VUMC launches enhanced recovery for total joint replacement

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

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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