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Quitting smoking is strongly encouraged preoperatively and decreases morbidity and mortality. Nicholas Bedard, MD states it is a relative contraindication to proceed with total joint replacement in active smokers and recommended at least 4 weeks of cessation prior to surgery.
Brad Floy, University of Iowa men's basketball athletic trainer, receives praises from current basketball players.
John J. Callaghan, MD, FAOA, the Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, was recognized for his personal achievement and broad contribution to orthopaedics with the 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award.
University of Iowa hip preservation specialists featured in Sports Medicine Update publication.
Two University of Iowa sports medicine specialists are serving as board members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).
Valerie Keffala, PhD, will serve as the Iowa Psychological Association President in January 2021.
Bobette Patterson, chief administrative officer for the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa and vice president of the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium (AOC), has been appointed to lead the AOC Women's Executive Leadership Forum.
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, is leading the effort to enroll patients with lower extremity deformities in clinical research using the CurveBeam LineUP, a weight-bearing CT system. The University of Iowa is the only site in the state using weight-bearing CT, which delivers 3D imaging for a more complete analysis of bone alignment information.
University of Iowa Sports Medicine has received accreditation from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
The athletic training program at the University of Iowa continues its long history of success and leading the way in education by transitioning all educational components of athletic training into the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.