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Training orthopedic surgeons to repair fractured bones can take years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. A University of Iowa research team wants to improve the process with a sophisticated, but portable, orthopedic surgery simulator that uses small cameras and synthetic bones to mimic surgery and provide residents with immediate feedback.
Charles Clark, MD, has been invited to serve on the faculty of the 2018 Annual Holiday Knee and Hip Course of the Education Institute of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City on Nov. 29.
New faculty member Jody Buckwalter’s grandfather pioneered thyroid surgery and gastric bypass surgery here, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. His grandmother was among the first women to graduate from the UI College of Medicine.
Using health insurance data involving more than 1 million cases nationally, UI Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation researchers found that many patients with knee osteoarthritis continued to receive either corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections for pain relief, even after published clinical practice guidelines cited evidence questioning those injections’ effectiveness.
The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation recently received two large grants from the Department of Defense.
James V. Nepola, MD, is the 2018 Huit Faculty Award Recipient.
Lori Dolan, PhD, wins the 2018 Distinguished Research Professional Award.
Sarcoma patients treated at high-volume medical centers may have higher survival rates than those treated at low-volume centers, according to a new analysis of cancer-treatment data by a team of University of Iowa researchers.
Researchers with the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Engineering built an orthopedic surgery simulator to improve medical training of doctors completing their residency, and to measure the surgical expertise of later-career surgeons.
An University of Iowa study has identified a method for inhibiting the occurrence of an aggressive form of arthritis that frequently develops following a severe traumatic injury.