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MCW Orthopaedics News

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Dr. Tutton Reports on Success of Vertebral Augmentation to Relieve Spinal Fracture Pain

Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Dr. Raj Rao elected to Board of Directors of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

March 20 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, was elected to the Board of Directors of the 38,000 member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2014 annual meeting. A long-time active member of the academy, Dr. Rao has served in several leadership capacities including chair of the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and as an Academy Leadership Fellow in 2005.

Proposed Harmony Initiative Project Interested in Saving Laacke & Joys Buildings

Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Rao Elected to Board of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review

Harmony Initiative Project would be Hub of Wellness, Healthcare and Arts

Mar 5- A Milwaukee Business Journal article on the Milwaukee Ballet’s executive director provides background information on the proposed Harmony Initiative; a venture among MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts to establish a hub of wellness, healthcare and the arts at a location in downtown Milwaukee, including an MCW sports medicine clinic. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Raasch Conducts Biomechanical Analysis to Prevent Brewer Injuries

Feb 25 - An article on Major League Baseball’s website discusses the work of Milwaukee Brewers Head Team Physician Dr. William Raasch to prevent injuries. Major League Baseball News

Dr. Kevin Walter to serve on national council to combat catastrophic injury among young athletes

Feb. 18 - Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Program Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) to direct Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a two-year initiative to combat the incidence of catastrophic injury among young athletes. The council, led by David Satcher, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, will review existing research, explore alternative solutions, and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of national guidelines on youth sports safety.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11 - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center to Open in Menomonee Falls

Jan 13 - Froedtert & MCW’s new Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls will open on January 13. Milwaukee Business Journal

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

Marquette Cheerleader Knows Danger of Concussions Firsthand

Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV

New Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls opens Jan. 13

Dec. 12 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center (OSSC) will welcome patients on Jan. 13, offering orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine services to residents of Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities.

Dr. Rao Named to Executive Board of Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov 26 - Dr. Raj Rao has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society. TMCnet.com

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Dr. Raj Rao appointed to Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov. 19 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was appointed to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, where he also chairs the Ethics Committee

Drs. McCrea and Walter invited to speak on concussion management

Nov. 12 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, were invited speakers at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference and exhibition in October. They gave a presentation titled, Cutting Edge Management of Concussion.

Dr. Walter Provides Editorial Comment on Need for School Accommodations for Concussions

Nov 8 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides an editorial comment in Family Practice News on the importance of an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report that recommends school accommodations that should be made for students recovering from concussion. Family Practice News

Dr. Rao Summarizes Key Findings at American Spine Society’s Annual Meeting

Oct 29 - Dr. Raj Rao summarized the most interesting findings reported at the American Spine Society’s annual meeting in an article in Orthopedics Today. Orthopedics Today

RERC on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities meeting to be held in Milwaukee

Oct. 11 - The annual meeting for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities (Tech4POD) will be held in Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). The meeting, which runs from 1-3:30 p.m., will be at the Wisconsin Center (formally the Delta Center).

Alums Named Among Nation’s Top Spinal Device Inventors

Sept 17 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that MCW alumni Drs. Edward Benzel and Eric Woodard have been named by Becker’s Spine Review as among the nation’s top spinal device inventors. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Rao Discusses Future of Biologics in Spine Surgery

Sept 17 - Dr. Raj Rao provides expert comment to Becker’s Spine Review on the future of biologics in spine surgery. Becker’s Spine Review

Harmony Initiative Obtains Option to Buy Laacke & Joys Building

Aug 28 - The Harmony Initiative, a collaborative effort of MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet, and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, has obtained an option to buy the Laacke & Joys building on North Water Street near Downtown Milwaukee. BizTimes

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Believed to be One of Only Two in the Nation

Aug 2 - The August (Georgia) Chronicle reports that MCW and Georgia Regents University are believed to be the only medical schools in the nation to offer a one-year pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship program. August (Georgia) Chronicle

Dr. Raasch Conducts Biomechanical Studies on Milwaukee Brewers’ Pitchers

July 26 - A Bleacher Report article on Tommy John surgery notes that Milwaukee Brewers team physician Dr. William Raasch conducts biomechanical studies on each of the team’s pitchers. Bleacher Report

Dr. Hoch Notes Shortfalls in College Athletic Screening Programs for the Female Athlete Triad

June 17 - Dr. Anne Hoch was lead author of a study reported in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine that found that shortfalls in college athletic screening programs for the female athlete triad. MedicineNet.com

Orthopaedic Surgery, Milwaukee Ballet, and UWM Team to Create the Harmony Initiative

July 17 - MCW’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is collaborating with the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts on the Harmony Initiative, an effort to build a new home for the Milwaukee Ballet in downtown Milwaukee that also will house an MCW Sports Medicine Clinic and teaching/performance space for UWM’s performing arts program. Milwaukee Business Journal

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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