2007 Archive


DECEMBER 17, 2007

New dynamic brace may improve compliance with clubfoot correction

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DECEMBER 17, 2007

New casting technique with minimal surgical releases effective for congenital vertical talus

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NOVEMBER 05, 2007

MSOA members meet with Senator Kit Bond

MSOA members met with U.S. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Missouri) recently at the MU Tiger's football game. Dr. Theodore "Ted" Choma and Dr. John Miles met with Sen. Bond thank him for his support on issues important to orthopaedic surgeons. They also presented a $5,000 contribution to Bond from "The Orthopaedic PAC" on behalf of every orthopaedic physician in Missouri. Dr. Choma is director of The Spine Center at the University of Missouri. Dr. Miles is a spine surgeon from Columbia Orthopaedic Group.

Thanks to Dr. Choma and Dr. Miles for representing the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association and thanks to Sen. Bond for supporting orthopaedic physicians and surgeons.

NOVEMBER 05, 2007

Dr. Grantham re-elected to the AAOS Board of Councilors.

Dr. Jonathon Grantham has been re-elected by acclamation to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors. Dr. Grantham recently completed his first term on the BOC as one of two BOC members from Missouri. Councilors from Missouri may serve a maximum of two 3-year terms. Grantham joins Dr. Dirk Alander as Missouri's two councilors on the BOC.

NOVEMBER 03, 2007

MU's Dr. Sonny Bal studies industry practices in "Department of Justice kickback settlement: How will it affect you?" in Orthopedics Today.

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OCTOBER 31, 2007

Research by MSOA member Dr. Sonny Bal published in recent Journal of Knee Surgery

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OCTOBER 12, 2007

New Hope for Knee Pain Sufferers

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OCTOBER 01, 2007

Notice of Nominations and Election to the AAOS Board of Councilors

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has notified the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association that the 1st Term for Jonathan L. Grantham, MD on the AAOS Board of Councilors will expire on March 6, 2008. Dr. Grantham has expressed his desire and willingness to serve another term.

According to AAOS, "The election to re-elect or replace the Councilor must be held by December 20, 2007 and the Department of Medical Affairs notified of the results no later than January 5, 2008."

According to the MSOA By-Laws, Article V, Section 4: "When directed by the AAOS, one or more Councilors to the AAOS Board of Councilors will be nominated from members active in the MSOA and election for a term of 3 years with 1 re-election. The nominee must be a member of the Academy. Any member of the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association may nominate and vote for the councilor(s)."


The MSOA Board of Directors has approved the following election procedure to provide notice and opportunity to all MSOA members:

  1. Notice of MSOA's election to re-elect or replace the Councilor will be posted in Membership Renewal packets mailed to all MSOA Members.
  2. Additional nominations to the BOC will be open for 15 days. Nominations must be received by MSOA in writing no later than October 15, 2007.
  3. If additional nominations are received, official ballots will be distributed to all MSOA Members in the 4th Quarter Newsletter. A membership label will be included on the Official Ballot to avoid duplicate balloting.
  4. Ballots must be received by MSOA within 30 days. Ballots must be received by mail or facsimile no later than November 20, 2007.
  5. Ballots received by MSOA are retained for inspection by any member upon request.
  6. If additional nominations are not received, the incumbent Councilor will be re-elected by acclamation.


Nominations to the BOC are declared open from October 1 until October 15, 2007.

  • Nominees to the Board of Councilors must be members active in the MSOA.
  • The nominee must be a member of the Academy.
  • Any member of the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association may nominate and vote for the councilor(s).


Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
P.O. Box 2124
Jefferson City, MO 65201
Or via facsimile to: 573-761-0449

OCTOBER 01, 2007

MSOA Member Dr. Bill Allen Featured in the Columbia Tribune

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Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital open Chesterfield orthopedic center

AUGUST 29, 2007

Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have completed construction of a new $13 million outpatient orthopedic facility. The new Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center opens with its first full clinic day July 30. The first surgical procedure took place on July 25.

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AUGUST 02, 2007

Second orthopedics facility gets OK

With a new orthopedic medical facility already going up in east Columbia, University of Missouri Health Care is readying to build another.

At a meeting this week in Marceline, UM Board of Curators gave a thumbs up to schematic designs for the $45 million Orthopaedic Institute. The nearly 90,000-square-foot building with a glass, metal and concrete exterior will rise along Monk Drive, north of Stadium Boulevard and just behind the Ronald McDonald House.

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JULY 10, 2007

MSOA Past-President Jason Calhoun Noted in Washington Post Article

Washington Post: Resilient Infections Worry Military Doctors

JUNE 05, 2007

MSOA hosts 38th Annual Meeting

The Missouri State Orthopaedic Association held its 38th Annual Meeting on June 1-2, 2007, at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The meeting had record attendance from both physicians and sponsors.

On Friday, the 4th Annual MSOA Legislative Reception featured Missouri's United States Senator Claire McCaskill and a bi-partisan group of lawmakers from the Missouri House and Missouri Senate. On Saturday, conference attendees participated in continuing medical education sessions and learned about the latest technology available to orthopaedic physicians and consumers.

Pictures available here.

JUNE 05, 2007

MSOA selects new board of directors

The Missouri State Orthopaedic Association has elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization in 2007 and 2008.Michael Grillot, M.D. will serve as MSOA President. Dr. Grillot is a hand surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield in Springfield, Missouri.

MSOA members also elected Ken Yamaguchi, M.D. to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Dr. Yamaguchi is the Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Service at the Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in St. Louis, Missouri.

They will join the board of directors currently serving the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, including:

Michael Grillot, M.D.—President
Springfield, Missouri

Gregory Galakatos, M.D.—President-Elect
St. Louis, Missouri

Charles Rhoades, M.D.—Treasurer
Kansas City, Missouri

Douglas Kiburz, M.D.—Secretary
Sedalia, Missouri

Jason Calhoun, M.D.—Immediate Past President
Columbia, Missouri

Michael Clarke, M.D.—Board Member
Springfield, Missouri

ichard Hollocher, M.D.—Board Member
St. Louis, Missouri

Joel Jeffries, M.D.—Board Member
Columbia, Missouri

Steve Morton, D.O.—Board Member
Quincy, Illinois

Tom Reinsel, M.D.—Board Member
St. Louis, Missouri

Ken Yamaguchi, M.D.—Board Member
St. Louis, Missouri

Dirk Alander, M.D.—AAOS Councilor
St. Louis, Missouri

Jonathan Grantham, M.D.—AAOS Councilor
Joplin, Missouri

MAY 09, 2007

MSOA leads delegation to National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Missouri State Orthopaedic Association was well-represented at the AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2-4. MSOA leaders met with Missouri's federal Congressional delegation to advocate for Medicare patient access to orthopaedic care and a fix to the physician payment formula. Missouri delegates also discussed orthopaedic trauma and new bacteria from Iraq.

Representing Missouri at the NOLC were: BOC Counselor Dirk Alander, M.D.; chief of spine at Saint Louis University; BOC Counselor Jon Grantham, M.D., a private-practice doctor from Joplin; BOC Fellow Matthew Dobbs, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic physician at Washington University; and BOC Fellow Sonny Bal, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon from the University of Missouri-Columbia. MSOA Directors Brian Treece and Mary Phillips led the delegation to Capitol Hill.

MSOA met with Sen. Kit Bond (R-Missouri), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Columbia), U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis), and the staff of U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Lexington) and U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Springfield).

Pictures available here.