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NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgeons Present Latest Clinical Findings at the...

By Admin | March 27, 2022

Experts from NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery are presenting their latest clinical findings and research discoveries at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 annual meeting, March 22 to 26, in Chicago.

Topics presented will include quality and access implications of regulatory changes related to total joint replacement; how multidisciplinary case conferences improve outcomes among high-risk spine surgeries; and using augmented reality to improve hip fracture repairs.

“Our clinical teams continue to innovate and investigate to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes—that is evident in the diversity of presentations featured this year,” says Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter A. L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and former president of AAOS. “We also congratulate Dr. Claudette Lajam, our chief safety officer and a leader of our orthopedic health equity initiatives, on her appointment as chair of the AAOS Board of Councilors. She is the first Latina chair and only the second woman to serve in the role. Congratulations as well to Dr. Toni McLaurin, our director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, for her selection as member-at-large on the AAOS Board of Directors.”

NYU Langone is ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report; our orthopedic surgeons perform more than 23,000 orthopedic procedures annually, and the department has more than 200 orthopedic physician faculty experts.

At this year’s meeting, NYU Langone orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are presenting 65 papers, 74 posters, 18 videos, and 20 symposia, courses, and special sessions. Notable research from this year’s conference includes the following:

Paper 664: Multidisciplinary Conference for Complex Surgery Leads to Improved Quality and Safety

Surgery to treat complex spinal deformities are known to have high rates of complications, with minor and major complication rates as high as 70 percent among adults. With the goal of decreasing rates of adverse outcomes, NYU Langone initiated multidisciplinary preoperative conferences beginning from February 19, 2019, and studied the effect on quality and safety. Clinical specialists in orthopedic spine surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia, intraoperative monitoring neurology, and neurological intensive care conducted weekly conferences to review high-risk spinal deformity cases and develop comprehensive...(More)

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