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Spring 2010
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Breaking News
for alumni and friends of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
UNMC orthopaedic surgeons
lend a helping hand in Haiti
Drs. Miguel Daccarett and Sean McGarry traveled to Haiti to
offer assistance in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that ravaged the nation
of Haiti on January 12, 2010, occurred approximately
25 miles west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince and
lasted only about 35 seconds, but left a path of death
and destruction that the world will likely never forget.
It’s something that orthopaedic surgeons Drs. Miguel
Daccarett and Sean McGarry will never forget either.
Drs. Daccarett and McGarry, both assistant professors
in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNMC,
recently traveled to Haiti and utilized their skills to help
survivors of this horrible tragedy.
Dr. Daccarett was among the first wave of volunteers
sent to Haiti through UNMC and Medi-Share, a
13-member team of healthcare workers including six
physicians and seven nurses that deployed to Port-auPrince on January 23rd. The team of volunteers began
work at L’Hôpital de la Communauté Haïtienne shortly
after their arrival. During that week they performed
more than 30 operations on 19 patients.
After a week of non-stop surgery and little sleep, the
group headed back to Nebraska. Dr. Daccarett had
been home for only a few days when he was called for
a second deployment through the Institute for Latin
American Concern (ILAC), Creighton University, and the
International Medical Alliance of Tennessee (IMA). He
didn’t hesitate.
By February 8th, he was once again aboard a plane.
This time they traveled to the town of Jimani,
see HAITI pg 4
Volunteers gather for an early staff meeting to delegate surgical cases
and assignments for the day.
Operation Walk - Team Omaha
On the road to Antigua
We are excited to announce that in November of this year, Dr. Kevin Garvin
and Operation Walk - Team Omaha will be traveling to Antigua, Guatemala,
on the department’s first Operation Walk mission.
For their first trip they will team up with
Team Canada, who has traveled to
Antigua several times and is graciously
willing to show them the ropes.
There is a lot of preparation to be done,
but Team Omaha is excited to get
started!
see OPERATION WALK pg 5
BREAKING NEWS | SPRING 2010
Message from the chair
Continuing Education and Grand Rounds
A year of firsts.
The year 2010 is turning out to be an exciting one for our department in
many different ways. First, we hope you enjoy the new look of Breaking News.
The appearance of this issue represents an exciting change that we will be
implementing into multiple aspects of our department communications
over the next few months, including our department web site, as well as our
biennial report due out in late July of this year. Watch for it to arrive soon.
Our communications are not the only thing in the department being
revitalized. If you have been into the orthopaedic clinic recently, you hopefully
noticed the long overdue renovations that have taken place. Some fresh
paint, new carpet and modern furniture have made a dramatic impact on
the look and feel of the department. We are excited about the changes
and welcome those of you who have not seen it to stop by for a visit.
BREAKING NEWS | SPRING 2010
Breaking News is published twice a
year for alumni and friends of the
UNMC Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Chair:
Kevin L. Garvin, M.D.
Another ‘first’ this year is our decision to start Operation Walk – Team
Omaha. During last year’s graduation, we listened to Operation Walk’s
founder, Dr. Lawrence Dorr, give a motivating account of his volunteer
experiences with Operation Walk – Los Angeles and it spurred us into
action. We are thrilled to be a part of such worthy cause and will keep
you abreast of the latest news as we continue on our journey.
Graduation is just around the corner. Don’t forget to save the date. Read
more about the planned festivities on pages 10 & 11. We hope to see you there!
Administrator:
David Staiert
Newsletter:
Dana Meyer
For additional printed copies,
please contact: Dana Meyer
[email protected]
402-559-4380
Kevin L. Garvin, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
UNMC Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery
981080 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68498-1080
www.unmc.edu/orthosurgery
All UNMC orthopaedic alumni are welcome to attend the following continuing education seminars and Grand Rounds
presented by department faculty, current residents, and guest speakers. Please call the department at (402) 559-4533
to check on possible updates to this schedule.
MAY 2010
JUNE 2010
3
Management of Knee Arthritis
without TKA (Dr. Erik Otterberg, GIKK)
7
Fracture Healing and Bone Grafts
(Dr. Dee)
10
Ankle Arthroscopy (Dr. Carlson)
14
Morbidity and Mortality
17
Foot Injuries in the Collegiate Athlete
(Dr. Tim Fitzgibbons, GIKK)
18-19
Graduation Ceremonies
21
No Conference
24
Lis Franc Injuries (Dr. Erpelding)
28
No Conference
31
No Conference: Memorial Day
Update: John F. Connolly Resident Excellence Fund
The department has established a goal
to raise $150,000, to be donated to the
John F. Connolly Resident Excellence Fund
in honor of the late Dr. John Connolly
(chair of Orthopaedic Surgery 19741990). The purpose of this fund is to
provide financial support for resident
projects during their years in training,
in an effort to continue the legacy of
resident research and education that Dr.
Connolly fostered.
As promised, we will continue to show
our progress in each subsequent issue of
Breaking News, until the goal has been
reached.
Please consider supporting our residency
program by making a donation in honor
of Dr. Connolly.
We would like to thank those who have
contributed for their support. All gifts to
this fund will be received and managed
as a permanent endowment by the
University of Nebraska Foundation.
If you have questions about making a
donation or a pledge, please contact
Betsy Berentson at the Foundation at
(402) 502-4115.
This publication is available online.
BREAKING NEWS | 2
BREAKING NEWS | 3
HAITI continued from pg 1
OPERATION WALK continued from pg 1
All supplies - joint implants, sterilization and radiology
equipment, durable medical equipment, antibiotics, and
drugs and dressings – are gathered through donations.
Team Omaha professionals donate their services and
skills, but funds must be raised for travel expenses,
meals and hotels, and shipping of the medical
supplies, averaging $100,000 per trip. If you would
like to help Operation Walk – Team Omaha achieve a
successful volunteer mission in Antigua, please contact
Department Administrator, David Staiert, at (402) 559-5603.
on the border of the Dominican Republic, near
Haiti. There, Dr. Daccarett served as a team leader
and orthopaedic trauma surgeon.
On February 20th, Dr. McGarry traveled to Haiti
through Medi-Share and the University of Miami.
Their team of about 20 physicians was stationed
at a hospital near the Port-au-Prince airport.
The group was comprised of eight orthopaedic
surgeons, as well as physicians from plastic surgery,
internal medicine, emergency medicine, ob-gyn
and pathology.
“It was definitely an inspiring
experience...a once-in-a-life-time
opportunity to use my skills as an
orthopaedic surgeon in this type
of setting,”
- Dr. Sean McGarry
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
“It was a rewarding and motivating
experience, and we are definitely
looking forward to our upcoming
mission in Antiqua.”
- Dr. Kevin Garvin
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Sean McGarry and a team of volunteers prepare for a surgical case in a
makeshift operating room at a hospital near the Port-au-Prince airport.
The hospital consisted of four large “M.A.S.H. style”
tents that were each designated for a specific
purpose, including: 1) sleeping quarters, 2) adult
care 3) pediatric care, an intensive care unit, and
four surgical areas, and 4) supplies.
The trip is designed to allow each new team an
opportunity to understand the reality of the process
prior to being responsible for their first mission. Over
three long, but gratifying days of surgery, approximately
60 total joint replacements were completed.
For seven days it was basically the same routine.
They rose early for a 7:30 a.m. staff meeting with
the orthopaedic team, gave surgery and outpatient
assignments, and as a team saw 160-180 patients
each day. They had to round on all of the patients
each day, which meant 30-40 per physician.
While the team did treat a number of acute
trauma cases, arriving six weeks post-quake
presented Dr. McGarry’s team with a different
dynamic than those teams who had arrived
immediately following the quake. Well over half
of the injuries seen were orthopaedic in nature
and required follow-up care including new x-rays,
sometimes casting, and often rehabilitation
instruction.
With so many spinal cord injuries (quadriplegics
and paraplegics), the hospital was evolving into
primarily a rehabilitation facility, said Dr. McGarry,
which would be a vital component of their recovery.
Family members were taught how to mobilize and
transfer patients and were responsible for helping
with much of that care.
In January, Dr. Garvin and Mary Peterson, RN,
departed for Ho Chi Minh City, on a trip with Dr.
Lawrence Dorr and his team during Operation Walk Vietnam. Dr. Dorr is founder and medical director of the
Dorr Arthritis Institute in Los Angeles, CA, as well as
founder of Operation Walk.
A patient and her family member in a typical hospital recovery
room, during Operation Walk – Vietnam.
Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit volunteer
medical organization that provides comprehensive,
state-of-the-art free hip and knee replacements for
impoverished patients with debilitating joint disease,
while educating local healthcare professionals on the
most advanced treatments for these conditions.
Started in 1995 by Lawrence D. Dorr, M.D., a leading
joint replacement surgeon in the United States,
Operation Walk has traveled to Cuba, China, Nepal, the
Philippines, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador,
Mexico and Kenya, and has operated on over 2500
patients in ten countries.
“It was a rewarding and motivating experience,” said
Dr. Garvin, “and we are definitely looking forward to
our upcoming mission in Antiqua.”
In July of this year, Dr. Garvin and Peterson will join
Team Canada on a pre-trip to Antigua to ‘scout’ for
the November mission, do post-op exams on patients
from a previous trip, obtain x-rays and complete pre-op
exams on possible patients for the next mission.
Dr. Daccarett and his team spot a seemingly unharmed anesthesia machine
amidst the ruins of a local hospital in Haiti. Although they were operating
without one, with no way to move it, they were forced to leave it behind.
Also surprising, were the number
of acute injuries that came into
the hospital that were unrelated to
the quake. Because so much of the
medical infrastructure had been
damaged, there was nowhere else to
treat these patients.
To read more about Dr. Daccarett and Dr. McGarry’s volunteer experiences in Haiti, watch for
our upcoming biennial Department Report, due out in late July 2010.
“It was definitely an inspiring
experience . . . a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to use my skills as an
orthopaedic surgeon in this type of
setting,” said Dr. McGarry.
BREAKING NEWS | 4
The hospital ward at the Hospital for Trauma and Orthopedics in
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
For more detailed information about Operation Walk–Team Omaha, watch for our upcoming
biennial Department Report, due out in late July 2010.
BREAKING NEWS | 5
Nebraskans at the AAOS/ORS
Providing a well-rounded educational
experience for our residents means bringing in
visiting speakers who can share their expertise
on a variety of topics. Annual contributions
to the department’s Development Fund allow
us to continue to bring guest speakers who
offer new and innovative ideas in surgical
techniques, research topics, and patient
care. Below is a list of visiting speakers that
presented in the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery from November 2009 to April 2010.
New Orleans, Louisiana was the host city of
this year’s annual meeting of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),
held March 9-13th, and the Nebraska
Orthopaedic Alumni Reception on March
12th. About 30 Nebraska orthopaedic alumni
and their guests gathered for the reception
at the Hard Rock Cafe to catch up with other
alumni and friends.
During this year’s AAOS meetings, faculty,
residents and staff gave three podium
presentations, four poster presentations,
and one scientific exhibit, participated in
five instructional course lectures, spoke
at one symposium and four specialty day
symposiums, and served as moderator of
one session. A full list of participants is listed
below:
November 2009
2 Dr. Ted Mikuls
UNMC Internal Medicine
Rheumatology
Omaha, NE
“Crystalline Arthroplasty”
Left to right: Drs. Michael Clare (2001) and Kevin Garvin (chair), with Drs. Armodios
Hatzidakis (2001) and Melissa Hatzidakis, at the 2010 Nebraska Alumni Reception.
Symposiums:
Garvin, K: Podium presentation:
“Navigation in TKA: Arguments
not for the use of Navigation”
in Symposia R: Techniques and
Controversies in Total Knee
Arthroplasty.
Specialty Day Symposiums:
Scherl, S: Moderator, introduction,
and presenter of “Pediatric
Musculoskeletal Infections” in
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Specialty Day Pediatric
Emergencies Symposium.
Carlson, M; Sun, J; Burns, E;
Cotton, J; Fehringer, E: Paper #8:
“Healed Cuff Repairs Allow Scores
Equal to Untorn Shoulders in
Those 65 and Older” in Session
II: Rotator Cuff Repair – Clinical
Research, American Shoulder &
Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day.
Garvin, K: Podium presentation:
“Stem Fixation in Revision
Visiting Speakers Expand Resident Education
TKA” in Revision TKA Solutions
Symposium, Knee Society Specialty
Day.
Obtain Fixation” in ICL 265:
How to Do a Revision Total Hip
Arthroplasty.
between Radial Fins of an
Uncemented Glenoid Component
Central Peg.”
Garvin, K: Panel member: “The
Best of ORS/AAOS/AAHKS:
Information That Will Impact
Your Practice” during Hip Society
Specialty Day.
Garvin, K: Podium presentation
and moderator: “Infected TKA:
Prevention and Management” in
ICL 303: Complications after Total
Knee Arthroplasty.
Hartman, C: Podium presentation
- Paper #608: “Revision Total Knee
Arthroplasty for Stiffness.”
Instructional Course Lectures:
Scherl, S: “Pediatric Orthopaedic
Emergencies” in ICL 182: Acute
Trauma: Getting Through the
Night.
Scherl, S: “Femoral Shaft Fractures
and Ankle Fractures” in ICL 312:
Challenges in the Management of
Fractures in Adolescents. A Case
Based Approach.
Scherl, S: “Femoral Shaft and
Distal Femur Fractures” in ICL
207: Lower Extremity Fracture
Management in Children and
Adolescents: What You Need to
Know.
Moderators:
Garvin, K: Moderator: Adult Knee
II Biomechanics and Basic Science
Presentations.
Poster Presentations:
Mormino, M; Reed, L: Poster
presentation #207: “Clinical
Results of the ACAT Technique
with Anterior Plate Augmentation
for Ankle Arthrodesis”
Podium Presentations:
Arnold, R; High, R; Grosshans, K;
Walker, C; Fehringer E: Podium
Presentation - Paper #174: “CT
Evidence of Bone Incorporation
Nystrom, N: Poster presentation
#276: “Central Sensitization as a
Reversible Response to Focal Soft
Tissue Neck Pain and Chronic
Whiplash.”
Garvin, K: Podium presentation
and moderator: “Femoral
Component Revision: How to
Scherl, S: Podium presentation Paper #400: “CT Scanogram or
Digital Hip-to-Ankle Radiograph:
Which is More Accurate in
Measuring Leg Length?”
BREAKING NEWS | 6
16 Resident Research Forum
Dr. Todd McKinley
University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
“Articular fractures: A basic
scientific perspective”
20 Dr. Chris Cornett
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
“Cervical Myelopathy”
April 2010
12 Dr. David Inda
GIKK
Omaha, NE
“Achilles Tendon Ruptures”
December 2009
7 Dr. John McClellan
Nebraska Spine Center
Omaha, NE
“Degenerative
Spondylolisthesis”
staff represented the department
with one podium presentation,
three poster exhibits, and served
as a moderator of one session,
listed below:
Haider, H; Weisenburger, J,
Garvin, K: Poster presentation
#110: “Concern with Titanium
Nitride Coated Total Joint
Replacement Components.”
Moderators:
Haider, H: Session Moderator:
Short Talk 9 - Hip Resurfacing.
The Orthopaedic Research
Society’s annual meeting, held
in conjunction with the AAOS
meeting, took place at the Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center in
New Orleans, Louisiana, March
6-9, 2010. Faculty, residents and
February 2010
22 Dr. Scott McMullen
GIKK
Omaha, NE
“Charcot Arthroplasty”
25 Dr. Cynthia Ferris
UNMC Anesthesiology
Omaha, NE
“Sedation”
30 Dr. David Brown
OrthoWest , PC
Omaha, NE
“Articular Cartilage Injuries”
Haider, H; Weisenburger, J;
Garvin, K: Poster presentation
#109: “Metal-on-Plastic Total Hip
Replacements: Does the Femoral
Head Wear?”
Scientific Exhibits:
Hartman, C; Ting, N; Moric, M;
Berger, R; Rosenberg, AR; Della
Valle, C: Scientific Exhibit Number:
SE35: Title: “Revision Total Knee
Arthroplasty for Stiffness.”
21 Dr. James Devney
Nebraska Spine Center
Omaha, NE
“Diagnosis and
Nonoperative Treatment of
Back Pain”
Podium Presentations
Ren, K; Purdue, E; Burton, L; Chen,
F; Fehringer, E; Goldring, S; Wang,
D: Paper No. 191: “Early Detection
and Therapeutic Intervention
of Peri-prosthetic Inflammation
and Osteolysis Using HPMA
Copolymer Conjugates” in Session
43: Arthroplasty: Implant Wear II.
Haider, H; Weisenburger,
J; Garvin, K: Poster #2323:
“Anatomical Hip Simulator
Wear Results of 14 Different
Contemporary THR Designs and
Materials.”
Haider, H; Barrera, O; Garvin,
K: Poster #2066: “Novel Method
for Quantitative Assessment
and Quality Management of
Bone Preparation for Total Knee
Replacement.”
For a full list of recent
presentations and publications by
our faculty, residents and staff, see
“Faculty Presentations, Publications
& Honors” on pages 7 & 8 (insert).
Poster Presentations:
Weisenburger, J; Haider, H;
Garvin, K: Poster #2210: “Coating
Dissociation Risks with Titanium
Nitride Coated Total Hip
Replacement Systems.”
BREAKING NEWS | 9
Dr. Brian Adams is featured
speaker for graduation
Congratulations to the
Upcoming Graduates of 2010
Please join us in congratulating the upcoming graduates of 2010.
Listed below are their names and upcoming fellowship or practice
opportunities.
Ryan M. Arnold, M.D.: Fellowship: Atlanta Sports Medicine & Cartilage
Reconstruction Fellowship, Atlanta Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic
Center, Atlanta, GA
Kurt T. Bormann, M.D.: Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, North
Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Gustavo X. Cordero, M.D.: Fellowship: Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA
Michael J. Shevlin, M.D.: Practice: West Idaho Orthopedics and Sports
Medicine, Caldwell, ID
Welcome to
the Class of 2015
Save the Date!
Graduation Celebration
June 18-19
John C. Frank, M.D.
Medical School: University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine
Friday, June 18, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Resident Presentations:
Michael F. Sorrell Center
for Health Science Education
UNMC Campus (42nd and Emile)
Room 1005
Todd J. Gaddie, M.D.
Medical School: University of
North Dakota School of Medicine
and Health Sciences
Brent R. Hood, D.O.
Medical School: Des Moines
University – Osteopathic
Medical Center
Andrew Taiber, M.D.
Medical School: University of Iowa
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College
of Medicine
The department is proud to announce Dr. Brian D.
Adams as the featured speaker for this year’s graduation
ceremonies to be held June 18th and 19th. Dr. Adams
is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and
Rehabilitation and the program director of the hand
surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Adams attended medical school at the University
of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed orthopedic
surgery residency training at the University of Iowa and
a fellowship in hand surgery at Loma Linda University in
California.
Kudos to:
Dr. Kurt Bormann, who will be completing an
AO International Trauma Traveling Fellowship at
Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany,
Sept. - Oct. 2010.
Left to right: Graduating residents, Drs. Gustavo Cordero,
Ryan Arnold, Michael Shevlin and Kurt Bormann.
BREAKING NEWS | 10
His clinical specialties are in hand, wrist, elbow and
shoulder surgery. His research interests are focused on
biomechanics, orthopedic implant development, and
clinical outcomes of upper extremity reconstructive
surgery.
1:00 p.m.
Golf:
The Players Club
12101 Deer Creek Drive
Omaha, NE
Saturday, June 19, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hand Surgery Symposium
Michael F. Sorrell Center
for Health Science Education
UNMC Campus (42nd and Emile)
Room 1005
6:00 p.m.
Banquet:
Omaha Country Club
He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of
the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
American Association for Hand Surgery, American
Orthopedic Association, Mid-America Orthopedic
Association, and the Association of Bone and Joint
Surgeons, among others. He has served on many
organizational and journal editorial boards.
BREAKING NEWS | 11
Department Life
Orthopaedic celebration goes off with a “bang!”
It was a night of “Murder, Mystery & Mayhem” at this year’s Orthopaedic Department celebration, held at the Omaha Press Club on January 23, 2010.
There was Vegas-style casino fun to be had with a murder-mystery twist! Several faculty and staff volunteered to get into character, both dressing and acting
the part. At 10:00 p.m. sharp, the lights flickered on and off, and revealed the victim to be…Ace High, the high-rolling gambler, aka Dr. Kevin Garvin, chair
of Orthopaedic Surgery! (Really, that wasn’t planned.) Guests then followed the clues to identify the murderer as gambler Hustling Hailey, aka Heather
Oksey, MA.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Hasley and
his wife, Katie, who celebrated the birth
of Luke William Hasley on December 5th,
2009. Dr. Hasley is an assistant professor
in the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Anthony Lauder and his wife, Heidi,
are celebrating the birth of their third
child, Kaitlyn Rayne Lauder, born
on April 2nd, 2010. Dr. Lauder is an
assistant professor in the Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
“Elvis” impersonator, aka
Dan Firestone, HO IV. This
one speaks for itself!
Lori Dawson, MA, completed an impressive 41 pushups during “Push-ups for Haiti”, which raised money for
the UNMC Haitian Relief and Outreach fund. Sixteen
participants did a total of 808 push-ups and raised a
total of $8710 towards the overall goal of $100,000.
EMPLOYEE AWARDS:
Amie Ruffcorn, R.N.
5 Years of Service
UNMC Physicians
December 2009
BREAKING NEWS | 12
Gambler Hustling Hailey (aka Heather Oskey, MA);
Jacquelyn Justice, wife to Senator Justice, (aka Tami
Jenson, BA); and classy call girl Colleen Candy (aka Amie
Ruffcorn, RN), share secret information about other party
participants in an effort to reveal the mystery culprit.
High-rolling gambler Ace High (aka Dr. Kevin Garvin,
chair) being ‘pronounced dead’ by FBI Agent Avery
(aka Mitzi Johnson, orthopaedic clinic manager).
‘Smile and pretend to be innocent!’
Gambler Hustling Hailey (aka Heather Oskey,
MA) and cocktail waitress Mimi Martini (aka
Susan Siebler, business associate) hatch a plan
to overtake the rest of the high-rolling gamblers.
BREAKING NEWS | 13
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Lending a helping hand in Haiti
Drs. Daccarett and McGarry share their recent volunteer experiences in Haiti.
Operation Walk
Dr. Kevin Garvin and Operation Walk - Team Omaha prepare for their first mission trip
to provide joint replacements for impoverished patients with debilitating joint disease.
Graduation celebration to be held June 18-19
Dr. Brian Adams, professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
and the program director of the hand surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa will be
this year’s featured graduation speaker.
BREAKING NEWS | SPRING 2010
Publications, Presentations and Honors
Department faculty members present
many lectures, seminars, and courses
at both local and regional, as well as
national and international meetings.
They also serve in leadership positions
and offices for local, state, national
and international organizations. Here
are some of our faculty and staff’s
presentations and publications,
awards and achievements, offices
held, and other professional activities
from November 2009 – May 2010.
PUBLICATIONS:
Siebler, J.; Hasley, B.; and
Mormino, M.: Functional Outcomes
of Denis Zone III Sacral Fractures
Treated Nonoperatively. J Orthop
Trauma, May 2010.
Fehringer, E.; Mikuls, T.;
Michaud, K.; Henderson, W.; and
O’Dell, J.: Shoulder Arthroplasties
have Fewer Complications than Hip
or Knee Arthroplasties in US Veterans.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related
Research, 486(3): 717-22, March 1,
2010.
Scherl, S.; and Schmidt, A.:
Pediatric Trauma: Getting through the
Night. J Bone Joint Surg, 92(A-3): 756764, March 2010.
Firestone, D.; and Lauder,
A.: Chemistry and Mechanics
of Commonly Used Sutures and
Needles. J Hand Surg (Am), 35(3):
486-8, March 2010.
Arnold, R.; Weber, J.; Sun, J.;
and Fehringer, E.: Evaluation of a
Cuff Tear Arthropathy Hemiprosthesis
for the Treatment of Glenohumeral
Arthritis in the Presence of a Chronic
Rotator Cuff Tear. J Shoulder Elbow
Surg British, 2(1): 13-16, January
2010.
Scherl, S.: Pediatric Orthopaedic
Emergencies in Instructional Course
Lectures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg,
Vol.59, 2010.
Vandenburg, E.; Tweeter, K.;
and Mormino, M.: Hip Fracture
Care: Perioperative and Rehabilitative
Management. MedEd PORTAL, 2010.
Arnold, R.; and Fehringer, E.:
Displaced Basal Coronoid Fracture
and Fixation in a 7 year old: a case
report and review of the literature. J
Shoulder Elbow Surg British, 1(2): 105107, October 7, 2009.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Congratulations to Dr. Susan
Scherl, who was among the first
group of physicians awarded with the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons Achievement Award in
March of this year. The new program
was designed to thank AAOS
members for their many contributions
to education, research, and advocacy
in orthopaedics, while creating an
incentive for others to give back in a
similar capacity.
During the College of Medicine’s
AOA/Faculty Honors Convocation
in March of this year, Dr. Edward
Fehringer was presented with a
Special Professional Achievement
Award for receiving the Creighton
University/University of Nebraska
Health Foundation’s Orthopaedic
Surgery Residency Program Outstanding Instructor Award, as well
as serving as President-Elect of the
Nebraska State Orthopaedic Society.
In 2009, Dr. Kevin Garvin passed
the 2009 Recertification Examination
and is now certified by the American
Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
through 2020.
MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES HELD:
Haider, H.: Co-Chair: Symposium
on Mobile Bearing Total Knee
Replacement Devices, Sponsored by
ASTM Committee F04 Medical and
Surgical Materials and Devices, St.
Louis, MO, May 2010.
Haider, H.: Discussion Panel
member: Symposium on Mobile
Bearing Total Knee Replacement
Devices, St. Louis, MO, May 2010.
Haider, H.: Session Chair: Longevity
& Wear, Symposium on Mobile
Bearing Total Knee Replacement
Devices, St. Louis, MO, May 2010.
Esposito, E.: Chairman Elect,
Executive Committee, One World
Health Center, Omaha, NE, March
2010–present.
Haider, H.: Session Co-chair: Hip
Resurfacing. Orthopaedic Research
Society, New Orleans, LA, March
2010.
Haider, H.: Appointed Member/
Consultant, Biomedical Engineering
Committee, American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), New
Orleans, LA, March 2010.
Hasley, B.: Fellow, American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
February 2010.
Fehringer, E.: Assistant Editor,
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow
Surgery, January 1, 2010.
Esposito, E.: Ethics Committee,
Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE,
2010-present.
Garvin, K.: Adult Reconstruction
Knee Program Subcommittee,
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, 2009-2010.
COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Daccarett, M.: Orthopaedic Trauma
Surgeon, Medishare/University of
Nebraska Medical Center, L’Hôpital
de la Communauté Haïtienne, Port au
Prince, Haiti, January 23-31, 2010.
Daccarett, M.: Team Leader,
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, ILAC/
Creighton University/IMA, Jimani,
Dominican Republic, February 8-15,
2010.
McGarry, S.: Orthopaedic Trauma
Surgeon, Medishare/University
of Miami, Port au Prince Airport
Hospital, Port au Prince, Haiti,
February 20-27th, 2010.
RECENT GRANTS RECEIVED:
Haider, H.: Knee Simulator Test
to Determine Wear Properties of
Conform Knee, Biomet Inc., Warsaw,
Indiana. April 2010, Principal
Investigator.
Haider, H.: Preliminary Exploratory
Assessment of the Longevity of a
Novel Hydroswellable Polyether
Urethane Ureas Interpositional
Femoral Head Implant, SoftJoint Inc.,
Iowa City, IA. March 2010, Principal
Investigator.
Haider, H.: An In-Vitro Study to
Determine the Wear Durability of
Surface Engineered and Ion Implanted
Titanium Vanguard CR Total Knee
Replacement Systems, Biomet Inc.,
Warsaw, Indiana. February 2010,
Principal Investigator.
Haider, H.: A Battery of Steady
State In Vitro Characterization Tests
for a New Total Knee Replacement
System by Synergy, Empirical Testing
Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO.
January 2010, Principal Investigator.
Haider, H.: In Vitro Durability
Simulation and Evaluation of a New
Total Knee Replacement System
by Synergy, Empirical Testing
Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO.
January 2010, Principal Investigator.
Haider, H.: Simulation and Simulator
Wear Testing of a New Total Hip
Replacement Design by Synergy,
Empirical Testing Corporation,
Colorado Springs, CO. January 2010,
Principal Investigator.
PRESENTATIONS, INTERNATIONAL
AND NATIONAL:
Konigsberg, B.; Hartman, C.;
Garvin, K.; Mormino, M.; and
Wiebelhaus, J.: Outcomes of
Cemented THA for Post-Traumatic
Arthritis Following An Acetabular
Fracture. MidAmerica Orthopaedic
Association Annual Meeting, Austin,
TX, April 21-25, 2010.
Garvin, K.; Burt, M.; Konigsberg,
B.; Schwarz, D.; and Samuelson,
E.: Poster presentation: An Evaluation
of Outcomes of Joint Arthroplasty
in Orthotopic Liver Transplant
Recipients. Mid-America Orthopaedic
Association’s 28th Annual Meeting,
Austin, TX, April 24, 2010.
Bormann, K.; Carlson, M.;
Schwarz, D.; Mormino, M.; and
Fehringer, E.: Paper #139: Anterior
Plate Fixation of Humeral Shaft
Fractures Yields Comparable Overall
Upper Extremity Function but Poorer
Shoulder Function than Posterior Plate
Fixation. Mid-America Orthopaedic
Association’s 28th Annual Meeting,
Austin, TX, April 24, 2010.
Erpelding, J.; High, R.;
Mailander, A.; Mormino, M.;
and Fehringer, E.: Paper #169:
Outcomes Following Distal Humeral
Fracture Fixation with an Extensor
Mechanism-On Approach. MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association’s
28th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April
24, 2010.
Arnold, R.; High, R.; Grosshans,
K.; Walker, C.; and Fehringer, E.:
Podium presentation #91: CT Evidence
of Bone Incorporation between Radial
Fins of an Uncemented Glenoid
Component Central Peg. Mid-America
Orthopaedic Association’s 28th
Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April 23,
2010.
Firestone, D.; McMullen, S.;
and Fitzgibbons, T.: Podium
Presentation: Subtalar Arthroereisis
Screw Placement as an Adjunct
to Tarsal Coalition Resection with
Associated Flatfoot Deformity. MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association’s
28th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April
23, 2010.
Dee, M.; Mormino, M.; and
Tarkin, I.: Successful Treatment
of Recalcitrant Femoral Nonunions
with Plate Osteosynthesis and
Intramedullary Nail Retention. MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association’s
28th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April
2010.
Garvin, K.: Podium presentation:
Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep
Apnea in Patients Presenting
for Hip and Knee Replacement
Surgery. Association of Bone and
Joint Surgeons Annual Meeting,
Washington DC, April 7-11, 2010.
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Carlson, M.; Sun, J.; Cotton,
J.; Burns, E.; and Fehringer, E.:
Healed Cuff Repairs Have Scores
Equal to Normal Shoulders in Those
65 Years and Older. American
Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2010,
26th Annual Open Meeting (Specialty
Day), New Orleans, LA, March 13,
2010.
Hartman, C.; Ting, N.; Moric,
M.; Berger, R.; Rosenberg, A.;
and Della Valle, C.: Scientific
Exhibit #SE35: Revision Total Knee
Arthroplasty for Stiffness. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Scherl, S.: Moderator and
Organizer of Pediatric Emergencies
Symposium; Presentation: Pediatric
Musculoskeletal Infection. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic
Trauma Association Specialty Day,
New Orleans, LA, March 13, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Moderator:
Complications after Total Knee
Arthroplasty: Prevention and
Management; Podium presentation:
Total Knee Arthroplasty Infection Diagnosis and Treatment. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Hartman, C.; Ting, N.; Moric,
M.; Berger, R.; Rosenberg,
A.; and Della Valle, C.: Podium
Presentation: Revision Total Knee
Arthroplasty for Stiffness. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 12, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Moderator: Instructional
Course Lecture: How to Do a Revision
Total Hip Arthroplasty; Podium
presentation: Femoral Component
Revision: How to Obtain Fixation.
Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
New Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Scherl, S.: Instructional Course
312: Challenges in the Management
of Fractures in Adolescents: A Case
Based Approach; Presentations:
Femoral Shaft Fractures; Ankle
Fractures. Annual Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March
12, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Participant, Panel
Discussion: Symposium: Best of ORS/
AAOS/AAHKS: Information That
Will Impact Your Practice. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Hip Society
Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA,
March 9-13, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Moderator: Biomechanics and Basic Science
Presentations. Annual Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March
11, 2010.
Scherl, S.; Esposito, E.; Allberry,
S.; and Silberberg, P.: CT
Scanogram or Digital Hip-to-Ankle
Radiograph: Which is More Accurate
in Measuring Leg Length? Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 11, 2010.
Scherl, S.: Instructional Course
207: Lower Extremity Fracture
Management in Children and
Adolescents: What You Need to
Know; Presentation: Femoral Shaft
and Distal Femur Fractures. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 11, 2010.
Scherl, S.: Instructional Course
Lecture 182: Acute Orthopaedic
Trauma: Getting through the Night;
Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic
Emergencies. Annual Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March
10, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Revision TKA Solutions
Symposium; Podium presentation:
Stem Fixation in Revision TKA. Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Knee Society
Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA,
March 9-13, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Symposia: Current
Controversies and Techniques in
Total Knee Arthroplasty Symposia;
Podium presentation: Navigation in
TKA: Argument against the use of
Navigation! Annual Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March
9-13, 2010.
Arnold, R.; High, R.; Grosshans,
K.; Walker, C.; and Fehringer,
E.: Podium presentation #174: CT
Evidence of Bone Incorporation
between Radial Fins of an
Uncemented Glenoid Component
Central Peg. Annual Meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March
9-13, 2010.
Nystrom, A.; and Freeman,
M.: Poster presentation: Central
sensitization is a reversible response
to focal soft-tissue neck pain in
chronic whiplash. Annual Meeting
of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Haider, H.; Weisenberger, J.;
and Garvin, K.: P109: Metal-onPlastic Total Hip Replacements: Does
the Femoral Head Wear? 77th Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans,
LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Haider, H.; Weisenberger, J.;
and Garvin, K.: P110: Concern
with Titanium Nitride Coated Total
Joint Replacement Components. 77th
Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
New Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Clare, M.; Swanson, S.; Ketz, J.;
Mormino, M.; Reed, L.; Tarkin,
I.; Walling, A.; and Sander, R.:
Clinical Results of the Anatomic
Compression Arthrodesis Technique
with Anterior Tension Band Plate
Augmentation for Ankle Arthrodesis.
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2010.
Haider, H.; Weisenberger, J.; and
Garvin, K.: Poster 2323: Anatomical
Hip Simulator Wear Results of 14
Different Contemporary THR Designs
and Materials. Orthopaedic Research
Society 56th Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2010.
Weisenberger, J.; Haider, H.; and
Garvin, K.: Poster 2210: Coating
Dissociation Risks with Titanium
Nitride Coated Total Hip Replacement
Systems. Orthopaedic Research
Society 56th Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2010.
Haider, H.; Barrera, A.; and
Garvin, K.: Poster 2066: Novel
Method for Quantitative Assessment
and Quality Management of
Bone Preparation for Total Knee
Replacement. Orthopaedic Research
Society 56th Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2010.
Ren, K.; Purdue, E.; Burton, L.;
Chen, F.; Fehringer, E.; Goldring,
S.; and Wang, D.: Podium
Presentation #191: Early Detection
and Therapeutic Intervention of
Peri-prosthetic Inflammation and
Osteolysis Using HPMA Copolymer
Conjugates. Orthopaedic Research
Society 56th Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2010.
Garvin, K.: Moderator: Dealing with
Complications in THR. International
Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Course, Park City, UT, January 26-30,
2010.
Garvin, K.: Podium presentation:
Implant Removal-Acetabulum.
International Congress for Joint
Reconstruction Course, Park City, UT,
January 26-30, 2010.
Mormino, M.: Musculoskeletal
Infections. American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons Maintenance
of Certification Course, San Francisco,
CA, December 2009.
Garvin, K.: Podium presentation:
Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Board of Maintenance Course,
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, Cambridge, MA, November
12, 2009.
Hartman, C.; Ting, N.; Moric, M.;
Berger, R.; Rosenberg, A.; and
Della Valle, C.: Podium Presentation:
Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty for
Stiffness. American Association of
Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, TX,
November 8, 2009.
Clare, M.; Swanson, S.; Ketz, J.;
Mormino, M.; Reed, L.; Tarkin,
I.; Walling, A.; and Sander, R.:
Clinical Results of the Anatomic
Compression Arthrodesis Technique
with Anterior Tension Band Plate
Augmentation for Ankle Arthrodesis.
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA,
October 2009.
PRESENTATIONS, REGIONAL AND LOCAL:
Konigsberg, B.: Hip and Knee
Replacement. Omaha B’nai B’rith
Organization, Omaha Jewish
Community Center, Omaha, NE,
March 4, 2010.
Fehringer, E.: Shoulder and Elbow
Surgery 2010. Nebraska Medical
Center and NAON - National
Orthopaedic Nurses Association
Midplains Chapter, Omaha, NE,
January 28, 2010.
Nystrom, A.: Recent Advances in
Surgical Treatments for Chronic Soft
Tissue Pain Syndromes. Department
of Public Health and Preventive
Medicine, Portland, OR, January
2010.
Daccarett, M.: PCL Injuries and
Management. Grand Rounds.
University of Nebraska Medical
Center, Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery, Omaha, NE, November 23,
2010.
Mormino, M.: Course Faculty:
AO-ASIF Advanced Principles and
Techniques of Operative Fracture
Management; Presentations: Staying
Out of Trouble; Plating of Tibia Shaft
Fractures, Atlanta, GA, November
2009.
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