On June 21, 2013 FORE held its 7th annual Fellows Day. The Fellowship program, is a joint venture between the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) andFlorida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI). While training with physicians in their sub-specialties, Fellows work to complete a research project that they present at Fellows Day. These projects are expected to be of exceptional quality and worthy of submission to peer-reviewed journals.
Each year FORE invites a keynote speaker. This year the keynote speaker was Daniel J. Berry, MD, Chair, Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Clinic. Dr. Berry not only spoke on “The Challenging Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: THA in Patients with Posttraumatic Conditions, Femoral Deformity, and DDH” he also judged the research projects. This year fifteen Fellowspresented their hard work to their peers, attending surgeons, and other medical professionals. This year first place went to Matthew Teusink, MD for his research project on “What is the Effect of Postoperative Scapula Fracture on Outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty”. Second place went to Michael Beltran, MD for his research project on “Intramedullary Rodding with an Internal Compression Device for Transverse Tibial Shaft Fractures Decreases Time to Union When Compared to Traditional ‘Backslapping’ and Dynamic Locking”. Third place went to Coy Wright, MD for his research project on “Autoclaving the Infected Femoral Component for Use in a Temporary Articulating Spacer: Confirming Sterility and Evaluation of the Biofilm”. Ioannis Pappou, MD and Brett Lewellyn, MD received honorable mention for their research projects.
Congratulations to all of our Fellows, each gave an exceptional presentation of their research projects. A special thank you to Daniel J. Berry, MD and all of those who attended for making Fellows Day so memorable.