Conferences and Research

Curriculum, Research and Activities Provide the Complete Education

To supplement hands-on experience, we offer a wide range of academic activities, such as journal clubs, daily conferences and labs.  Additionally, residents use clinical cases as springboards for reading and further investigation.

Although our curriculum is academically rigorous, the learning environment is collegial. Not only do residents share ideas, but they also work in a supportive atmosphere where everyone helps each other throughout the challenging journey of orthopedic residency

Activities outside the hospital environment include the journal club at faculty members’ homes, basketball scrimmages and the annual faculty-resident softball game. Additionally, many of the residents volunteer as team physicians for the local high school.

Many congratulations to our residents and faculty that have presented, or will present at local and national conferences this year!

Presentations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

“Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients aged 40 and Older: Patient Reported Outcomes, Higher Failure Rates, and a New Patient Acceptable Symptom State for the International Knee Documentation Committee Score” – authors including Stephen Sylvia MD PGY-5, Gabriel Perrone MD PGY-3, Matthew Salzler MD

“Does Orthopaedic Surgery Have a Personality?” – Scott Ryan MD, Sarah Stelma MD, Nicholas Pagani MD PGY-4, Richard Puzzitiello MD PGY-3, Mariano Menendez MD

“Impact of BMI on Opioid Consumption in Lumbar Spine Fusion” – authors including Taryn LeRoy MD PGY-5, Andrew Moon MD PGY-3, and Ashley Rogerson MD

“Public Perceptions and Disparities in Access to Telehealth Orthopaedic Services in the COVID-19 Era” - Richard Puzzitiello MD PGY-3, Michael Moverman MD PGY-4, Nicholas Pagani MD PGY-4, Andrew Jawa MD, Scott Ryan MD, Matthew Salzler MD, Mariano Menendez MD

“Take it or Leave it? The Fate of the Retained Antibiotic Cement Spacer” – Michael Moverman MD PGY-4, Scott Ryan MD

Poster Presentations:

“Adductor Canal Provides Minimal Benefit in Addition to Periarticular Injection in Total Knee Arthroplasty” – Andrew Hagar MD PGY-5, Matthew Salzler MD

“Complete Capsule Closure Provides Clinically Significant Outcome Improvement and Higher Survivorship after Hip Arthroscopy at Minimum 5-year Follow-Up” – authors including Justin Drager MD

“Defining the Time Required to Achieve Clinically Significant Outcome Improvement after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty” – authors including Justin Drager MD

“Do Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Differ Based on Age and Sex? A Comparative Group Analysis” – authors including Justin Drager MD

“Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial to Investigate the Efficacy of Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Post-Meniscectomy: Preliminary Benefits” – authors including Justin Drager MD

“Public Perceptions and Preferences Regarding the Use of Stem Cell Therapies in Orthopaedic Surgery” – Richard Puzzitiello MD PGY-3, Mariano Menendez MD, Michael Moverman MD PGY-4, Nicholas Pagani MD PGY-4, Matthew Salzler MD

“Preoperative Allergy Testing for Patients Reporting Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergies is Cost-Effective in Preventing Infection after Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty” - Nicholas Pagani MD PGY-4, Michael Moverman MD PGY-4, Richard Puzzitiello MD PGY-3, Mariano Menendez MD, C Lowry Barnes MD, Joseph Kavolus MD, Matthew Salzler MD

“Should Post-Call Surgeons Operate the Next Day?” – Scott Ryan MD, Paul Tornetta MD, Andrew Hagar MD PGY-5, Matthew Salzler MD

Instructional Course Lectures

“Posttraumatic Arthritis of the Distal Radioulnar Joint: Contemporary Perspectives” - Charles Cassidy MD

“Contemporary Questions and Controversies Regarding the Assessment and Management of Distal Radius Fractures: What is the Best Evidence in 2021” – Charles Cassidy MD