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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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New Clinician Spotlight: Nick Strasser

Apr. 7, 2022—Nicholas Strasser, MD, recently joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as assistant professor of Orthopaedics in the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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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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Mencio named President of ABOS

Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt's Gregory Mencio, MD, has been named president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) following a year as president-elect.

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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day benefits Second Harvest Food Bank

Dec. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics clinicians and staff gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank recently to help package dry and refrigerated food as part of the third annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day.

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Navy vet LeClere joins VWCH orthopaedic surgery team

Sep. 2, 2021—Cmdr. Lance LeClere, MD, former orthopaedic surgeon for the U.S. Navy Seals and current head team physician for the U.S. Naval Academy, is joining Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Lebanon at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) beginning Sept. 7.

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Event provides free hand surgeries for uninsured

Aug. 25, 2021—Approximately 60 Vanderbilt Orthopaedics volunteers provided surgical treatment to 16 patients at the fifth Annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Outreach Day on Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Phillips honored by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association

May. 13, 2021—Shantel Phillips, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist for Vanderbilt Orthopaedics, has been named Clinical Educator of the Year by the American Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

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Couple takes on recovery together after storm injuries

Apr. 21, 2021—On a beautiful Sunday in May 2020, Cassie Rooke and William Nolan decided to go on a hike at their usual spot in Percy Warner Park.

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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics team named best in Mt. Juliet

Mar. 18, 2021—The Vanderbilt Orthopaedics team at Mt. Juliet has been named best in orthopaedics by The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet for the fourth year in a row.

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Surgery gets 83-year-old drag racer back on the track

Feb. 24, 2021—Stephen Engstrom, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is an expert at replacing and repairing hips and other major joints. Last year his expertise allowed for a unique patient, 83-year-old John Livingston, to return to his passion — drag car racing.

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Patient’s healing extends far beyond her shoulder injury rehab

Feb. 18, 2021—Eric Bowman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Vanderbilt Orthopae-dics Franklin, first met 52-year-old Michelle O’Donnell when she had a lingering shoulder injury. As he began his examination, he realized the Vanderbilt Health community needed to step up for her in a big way.

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