February 10 – 11, 2017
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA
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
Summary: 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.
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.
3rd – Patella Necrosis/Fragmentation After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Series, William Hester MD, Tulane University
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
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- 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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