ICD was the focus of the opening day of the 2015 Spring Break Meeting of the West Virginia Association of Orthopaedic Executives and the West Virginia Orthopaedic Society. The event drew a crowd of physicians, practice managers and staff.
We thank our exhibitors, like Arthrex, who enhanced the quality of our meeting. Other exhibitors included Bledsoe Brace/Rocks Medical, ConforMIS, Innovative Labs and ITS USA.
Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC, with Karen Zupko Associates was the presenter for the day.
After Friday’s ICD-10 course, members, guests and exhibitors explored Stonewall Jackson Lake on the Little Sorrel excursion boat. The day was so clear that the lake reflected jet contrails in the sky.
AAOS Councilor Greg Krivchenia and AAOS President David Teuscher find a few quite minutes to visit during Teuscher’s first visit to West Virginia.
Friday evening, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation was the beneficiary of a conference game night. WVAOE and WVOS members, as well as exhibitors, raised $1200 for the Foundation.
AAOS President David Teuscher, MD, opened Saturday’s session with a discussion of the “Five Pillars of the AAOS.”
Dr. Teuscher is the first AAOS President to visit West Virginia.
WVOS President Brett Whitfield looks on as AAOS Councilor Greg Krivchenia presents AAOS President David Teuscher with a true West Virginia gift that will become a diamond by the end of his term.
Conference co-chairman Aaron Sop, DO, Charleston Area Medical Center, led off our sessions on “Taking the Drama Out of Your Trauma,” the theme for Saturday’s clinical session. His talk focused on “Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures, Tips and Tricks to Improve Outcomes.” Following Dr. Sop’s talk, “Best Care Paradigm for Extra-articular Distal Humeral Fracture” was presented by Ivan Tarkin, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Kelly Bal, MD, WVU Department of Orthopaedics, discussed “The Current Management of Clavicle Fractures.” His presentation followed “Treatment of Hand Trauma for the Non-hand Surgeon” by Joe Prud’homme, MD, WVU Department of Orthopaedics and “Written Informed Consent: Requirement or Interpretation?” by Shafic Sraj, MD, Weston Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic.
“Spine Trauma for the Non-spine Specialist” tips were share by Matt Walker, MD, Brain & Spine Specialists. His presentation followed “What’s New in Ankle Trauma?” by Ereny Bishara, DO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
“Pathologic Long Bone Fractures: Case Examples,” presented by Felix Cheung, MD, Marshall University Department of Orthopaedics, concluded our morning talks and was followed by a Q & A session for all morning speakers.
Biomet representatives, as well as those from Medtronic Advanced and Mid Atlantic Surgical, were able to visit with physicians and practice managers Friday and Saturday.
Physicians were able to visit with representatives from Stryker
Three Rivers, Zimmer and others during luncheons on Friday and Saturday, as well as during three breaks each day and two social events during the 2015 Spring Break Meeting.
Our physicians took time from visiting with Molnlycke representatives to share new ideas.
Our first place resident presentation prize was awarded to Andrew Hanselman, MD, WVU Department of Orthopaedics, for “Timing of Airflow Activation Impacts Contamination from Filtered-Exhaust Helmets for Arthroplasty Surgery.” We thank Stryker for their assistance in this project.
“The Value of MRI Ordered by Providers Prior to Referral to a Hand Surgeon,” was the second place resident presentation given by Michael Montague, MD, WVU Department of Orthopaedics.
Jerry Ambrosia, MD, Marshall University Department of Orthopaedics, placed third in voting for resident prizes for his talk on “Percutaneous SI Screw Insertion: A resident teaching tool.” Other resident presentations included: “Texting While Driving: A Danger to the Rural Teenager,” Zain Qazi, MD, Marshall University Department of Orthopaedics; “Can Fracture Pattern Predict Nerve Injury and Need For Open Reduction in Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Injuries,” Jonathan Karnes, MD, WVU Department of Orthopaedics; and “Acute Prosthetic Joint Infection with Normal Lab Values at Presentation,” Dana Lycans, MD, Marshall University Department of Orthopaedics.