orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation Archives
Expandable prosthesis gives young patient more mobility
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.
Event continues VUMC tradition of providing free hand surgeries
Aug. 24, 2020—For the fourth straight year, VUMC surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and support staff provided free surgeries for underinsured individuals with chronic upper extremity conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome and cysts.
Oct. 10, 2019—A recent portrait unveiling ceremony honored Herbert Schwartz, MD, former chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Event provided free hand surgeries for uninsured patients
Aug. 15, 2019—Hand surgeons and other Vanderbilt Health staff offered surgeries to people who are uninsured and need surgical treatment for outpatient upper extremity conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ganglion cysts.
New technology helps pediatric patients who require frequent X-rays
Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
CDC releases new mild traumatic brain injury guideline
Sep. 20, 2018—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion.
Study seeks to devise tools to evaluate changes in bone quality
Jul. 12, 2018—Sometimes it makes sense to put the cart in front of the horse.
Novel knee surgery utilizes patient’s regrown cartilage cells
Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells.
Unal receives Orthopedic Research Society award
Jun. 15, 2017—Mustafa Unal, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected by the Orthopedic Research Society to receive its 2017 Alice L. Jee Young Investigator Award for work that potentially will improve the clinical assessment of bone strength and quality.
Broken shoulder leads to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery study
Dec. 13, 2016—After injuring his shoulder, a psychology professor collaborated with his orthopedic surgeon on a study to see how quickly patients regained their typing speed after carpal tunnel surgery.
Plasmin prevents muscle ‘hardening’ after injury: study
Dec. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have made the surprising discovery that the protease plasmin, known for its clot-busting role in the blood, protects soft tissue from turning to bone after severe injuries and certain orthopaedic surgeries.
Effort aims to measure resiliency in injured soldiers
Oct. 20, 2016—Physical therapists use questionnaires to identify patients at risk for slow recovery, but those tools aren’t tailored to assess the resiliency of injured U.S. military personnel.