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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.
The doctors at University of Iowa Sports Medicine serve as team physicians for all Iowa Hawkeyes teams, including every sport, the dance team, Spirit Squads, and even the marching band. But three UI Sports Medicine doctors take that experience to another level, serving as team physicians for Team USA—the athletes who represent the United States at international sports competitions, including the Olympics and world cup events.
The University of Iowa is one of six leading centers around the United States conducting a pilot project to collect data on bone and soft tissue sarcoma treatment procedures with the goal of improving care for patients who have musculoskeletal tumors. Orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Miller, MD, leads the UI project team.
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.