Past Annual Meetings


February 2-3-2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

Top Resident Paper Competition Results:
  The Use of a Bio-Inductive Collagen Patch to Supplement Repair of Large and Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Including Revisions: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes at 2-Year Follow Up, Stephen Thon, MD – Tulane University

2nd – Healing, Nonunion and Reoperation After Internal Fixation of Diaphyseal and Distal Femoral Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Cristina Terhoeve, MD – Louisiana State University – New Orleans

3rd (tie) – Accuracy of Tibial Slope Estimation in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Connor Ojard, MD – Ochsner Health System

3rd (tie) – Cost and Complications of Percutaneous Fixation of Hand Fractures in a Procedure Room Versus the Operating Room, Andreas Chen, MD – Louisiana State University – Shreveport

People’s Choice Poster Award Winner:  Outcomes of Pediatric Meniscus Repair followed by Early Range of Motion and Weight Bearing, Massey P, Stavinoha T, Stairs C, Carroll T, Hoge S, Barton S – LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana


February 10 – 11, 2017
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

LOA top resident Stairs

Dr. Michael O’Brien and Dr. Christine Stairs

Top Resident Paper Winner:  Comparison of Internal Fixation Techniques of Patella Fractures Using Headless Compression Screws vs. Headed Compression Screws and Tension Banding: A Biomechanical Study, Christine Stairs, MD – Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Five different types of fixation were used to fix simulated transverse patella fractures in a cadaver model and ran through 500 cycles of flexion and extension at a rate of 0.125 Hz using an Instron E3000 mechanical testing frame.  The fracture gaps were measured at 1, 100, and 500 cycles using Optotrack 3D sensors.  The five types of fixation included: Two headless compression screws, two headed compression screws, two headless compression screws plus tension banding, two headed compression screws plus tension banding and K-wire fixation with tension banding.  Results show headless compression screws with tension banding having superior fracture fixation compared to other forms tested.  K wire fixation with tension banding had the largest fracture gap at 500 cycles.  The purpose of this study was to find a superior form of fracture fixation to allow for earlier range of motion in post operative patients.  The headless screw fixation could lead to lower rates of post operative hardware removal due to hardware irritation.

LOA Top Resident Fugarino

Dr. Michael O’Brien and Dr. Bryce Fugarino



2nd – Single Use Sets for Volar Distal Radius Plating are Currently Less Cost Effective than Conventional Sets, Bryce Fugarino MD, Louisiana State University – New Orleans.



LOA top resident hester

Dr. Michael O’Brien and Dr. William Hester


3rd – Patella Necrosis/Fragmentation After Total Knee Arthroplasty:  A Case Series, William Hester MD,  Tulane University

LOA Top Resident godshaw

Dr. Michael O’Brien and Dr. Brian Godshaw

4th – Effects of Perioperative Dexamethasone on Patients Undergoing Total Hip of Knee Arthroplasty:  Is it Safe for all Patients?, Brian Godshaw MD, Ochsner Health System


      • Mobile Meeting Guide
      • Top Resident Paper Winners:  1st – Return to Play and Functional Outcomes in Non-Operative vs. Operative Treatment of OCD Lesions in the Elbow, R. Nelson Mead, MD, MBA – Tulane University Medical School
      • 2nd – Autograft vs. Allograft Comparison in MPFL (Medial Patellafemoral Ligament), Tariq Hendawi, MD – Ochsner Medical School
      • 3rd – Accuracy of Radiologist Performed Ultrasound in Localizing Tendon Ends in Zone 2 Flexor Tendon Lacerations of Hand – A Cadaveric Study, David Alvarez, MD – LSU Shreveport
      • 3rd (tie) – Does Marital Status Affect Outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)? – Rabun S. Fox, MD – LSU New Orleans
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