MSOA News

2010 Archive

 

DECEMBER 9, 2010

MSOA members Richard Gelberman, MD and Charles Goldfarb, MD's research published in JBJS, "Clinical Assessment of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow: Reliability of Instability Testing and the Association of Hypermobility with Clinical Symptoms."

The full article


December 9, 2010

MSOA member Berton Moed, MD's research published in JBJS, "Outcomes of Posterior Wall Fractures of the Acetabulum Treated Nonoperatively After Diagnostic Screening with Dynamic Stress Examination Under Anesthesia."

The full article


October 31, 2010

MSOA members Jay D. Keener, MD and Ken Yamaguchi, MD's research published in JBJS, "Symptomatic Progression of Asymptomatic Rotator Cuff Tears:A Prospective Study of Clinical and Sonographic Variables."

The full article


October 31, 2010

MSOA member Richard Gelberman, MD's article published in JBJS, "Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Medical Device Industry:The Threat to Scientific Integrity and the Public Trust."

The full article


October 8, 2010

MSOA members Paul Manske, MD and Charles Goldfarb, MD's research published in Journal of Hand Surgery

Article abstract


September 19, 2010

MSOA member James Stannard, M.D.'s research published in JBJS, "Management of Complex Knee Ligament Injuries."

The full article


August 19, 2010

MSOA member Jeffrey Johnson, MD's research on hallux rigidus published in JBJS, "The Modified Oblique Keller Capsular Interpositional Arthroplasty for Hallux Rigidus."

The full article


August 19, 2010

MSOA members Christopher Lenarz, MD and Berton Moed, MD's research published in JBJS, "Timing of Wound Closure in Open Fractures Based on Cultures Obtained After Debridement."

The full article


August 19, 2010

MSOA member Michael Gardner, MD's research on radiographic imaging published in JBJS, "Pelvic Inlet and Outlet Radiographs Redefined."

The full article


August 11, 2010

MSOA member James Stannard, M.D. named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Knee Surgery

The full article


July 27, 2010

MSOA member Matt Matava, M.D. presents "Analysis Favors Early Repair of Pediatric ACL Tear" at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2010 Annual Meeting.

The full article


July 22, 2010

MSOA members Christopher Lenarz, M.D. and Berton Moed, M.D.'s research published in JBJS, "Timing of Wound Closure in Open Fractures Based on Cultures Obtained After Debridement."

The full article


July 22, 2010

MSOA member John Clohisy, M.D.'s research results published in JBJS, "Combined Hip Arthroscopy and Limited Open Osteochondroplasty for Anterior Femoroacetabular Impingement."

The full article


July 7, 2010

MSOA member Sonny Bal, MD's article, "Doctor vs. device manufacturer: A case study in what not to do," featured in Orthopedics Today

The full article


July 1, 2010

MSOA member Matthew Dobbs, MD research published in The American Society of Human Genetics: "Familial Isolated Clubfoot Is Associated with Recurrent Chromosome 17q23.1q23.2 Microduplications Containing TBX4."

The full article


June 22, 2010

MSOA member Sonny Bal, MD, JD's research included in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, "In vivo evaluation of 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds with trabecular and oriented microstructures in a subcutaneous rat implantation model."

The full article


May 26, 2010

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute opens a 'one-stop shop' for surgery

The full article


May 26, 2010

MSOA Members Elect new Directors at Annual Meeting

At the 41st annual meeting of the Missouri State Orthopaedic Assocaition members elected John Krause, MD, Akin Cil, MD, and Mark Bernhardt, MD to serve as Members at Large on the MSOA Board of Directors. Doug Kiburz, MD and Jonathan Grantham, MD were also elected to serve another term as President and President-elect.


May 4, 2010

MSOA member Dirk Alander, MD's case report published in JBJS, "A Granulomatous Mass Surrounding a Maverick Total Disc Replacement Causing Iliac Vein Occlusion and Spinal Stenosis."

The full article


May 3, 2010

MSOA members Ken Yamaguchi, MD and Jay Keener, MD's research published in JBJS, "Location and Initiation of Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tears: An Analysis of Three Hundred and Sixty Shoulders"

The full article


April 12, 2010

MSOA members Jay Keener, MD, Leesa Galatz, MD and Ken Yamaguchi, MD's research published in JBJS, "Relationship of Tear Size and Location to Fatty Degeneration of the Rotator Cuff."

The full article


April 11, 2010

MSOA member Lawrence Lenke, MD's charitable work referenced in St. Louis Post article, "International children come here to heal."

The full article


April 1, 2010

MSOA member Sonny Bal, MD's article on "Physician-patient arbitration agreements: Make sure they are understood by all," The judiciary favors arbitration in the health care industry as a more rational, cost-effective, and efficient forum to resolve health care disputes.

The full article


March 12, 2010

MSOA member Dan Hoernschemeyer, MD, featured in Columbia Tribune article, "A Faster Bone Fix."

The full article


March 5, 2010

MSOA member, Michael Hughes, MD, published in ORTHOPEDICS, "The Use of Implantable Bone Stimulators in Nonunion Treatment."

The full article


March 3, 2010

MSOA members Michael Trueblood, MD, Rickey Lents, MD, August Ritter, MD, William Kapp, MD, Brian Shafer, MD, and Patrick Knight, MD featured in Southeast Missourian article

The full article


March 3, 2010

MSOA member Eric Gordon, MD's work is the subject of St. Louis news article, "Haitian Boy's Leg is Saved."

The full article


March 1, 2010

Case Report by MSOA members Joshua Hamann, MD and Kevin Marberry, MD published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, "Sentinel Presentation of Disseminated Blastomyces dermatitidis Infection as Hip Pain in a Young Adult."

The full article


February 28, 2010

Research of MSOA members Jay Keener, MD, Leesa Galatz, MD and Ken Yamaguchi, MD published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, entitled "Revision Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Repair Integrity and Clinical Outcome."

The full article


February 24, 2010

MSOA responds to proposed UHC rules for spine surgeons

Beginning March 1, 2010, orthopaedic physicians performing inpatient spinal surgeries on UnitedHealthcare members may receive requests to forward medical records. In selected cases, orthopaedic physicians may be required to participate in peer-to-peer discussions prior to surgery. The new requirements are part of United Healthcare's Augmented Notification Process for Spinal Surgeries for patients with UHC insurance. MSOA received an advanced copy of the guidelines and provided several critical comments.

UHC claims the augmented process is an attempt to "improve quality". However, because quality measures are not defined in the policy, it suggests that the real purpose of this model is to diminish surgical options available to the United Healthcare patient. For example, UHC states that the physician has 2 days to conduct a peer-to-peer discussion, but UHC does not specify how available their "peer" will be. Several orthopaedic spine surgeons contacted by MSOA indicated their reviewer is not available after usual patient care hours. This forces the treating physician to choose between conducting discussion or caring for current patients.

A complete copy of MSOA's response is available here.


January 31, 2010

MSOA member James Hamilton, MD's research published in Public Library of Science Genetics, "Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies ALDH7A1 as a Novel Susceptibility Gene for Osteoporosis."

The full article


January 31, 2010

MSOA member Sonny Bal, MD, JD research published in Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, "SiC nanoparticle-reinforced Al2O3–Nb composite as a potential femoral head material in total hip arthroplasty."

The full article


January 25, 2010

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D., in Orthopedics Today: "Medical negligence and breach of duty claims can be separated by the courts; Lessons to be learned from a case in which a surgeon had a resident perform part of surgery."

The full article