Clinical Characteristics and Perioperative Complication Profiles of COVID-19–Positive Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery
The cited study aimed to understand whether COVID-19 positivity was associated with an increased risk of adverse events after geriatric hip fracture surgery. After matching and controlling for confounding variables, the team of Yale researchers determined that COVID-19–positive hip fracture patients had increased odds of multiple postoperative adverse events. The authors concluded that clinicians caring for patients with geriatric hip fractures should be mindful of increased perioperative adverse events associated with COVID-19 positivity in caring for these patients during the ongoing global pandemic.
Stem Cells Used to Treat Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
Collapsed femoral heads caused by osteonecrosis—otherwise known as avascular necrosis— unfortunately represent the root cause for approximately 10% of all hip replacements nationwide. Daniel Wiznia, MD, is utilizing a stem cell treatment at Yale School of Medicine and integrating new techniques along with 3D imaging technology as part of a joint-preservation procedure.
How Andrea Halim, MD, Juggles Responsibilities as a Parent and an Orthopaedic Surgeon
Andrea Halim, MD shares how she juggles the responsibilities as a parent and an orthopaedic surgeon. For many surgeons, it can be just as exhausting as it is rewarding. As a mother of two young children, Dr. Halim believes becoming a parent as made her a better doctor.
Healthcare is a Team Effort for Connecticut Sun
The elite players of the WNBA Connecticut Sun know that winning is a team effort. So, too, do the medical professionals from Yale New Haven Health and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital who provide an array of healthcare services to keep the players in winning form under the leadership of team physician, Michael Medvecky, MD.
Maintaining Perspective: Lee Rubin, MD, Reflects on the Pandemic
Lee E. Rubin, MD, is an associate professor and division chief of Adult Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as well as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He offers an inside look, not only to what physicians and surgeons have experienced during the pandemic, but what he has done personally to keep focused and prioritize mental health.
Kristaps J. Keggi Inducted into Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame
Kristaps J. Keggi, MD, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, was among 13 veterans inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame on July 29, 2021. The ceremony took place in person at the State Armory in Hartford, Connecticut and commemorated distinguished individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving the community after their time in the military.
UPDATED- 4-1: Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation to Open Urgent Care Clinic During COVID-19 Pandemic
An urgent care clinic is being opened at the Yale Physicians Building to help Yale New Haven Hospital's Emergency Department with patients who need musculoskeletal care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are ACL Tears Really More Common in Women?
Increased participation in sports by girls and women has added to the number of orthopedic injuries among female athletes. In fact, certain injuries, including ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears, ankle sprains, and stress fractures, turn out to be even more common in female athletes than they are in males. Yale Medicine experts discuss women's sports injuries and how to avoid them.Source: Yale Medicine
New Chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Has Ambitious Goals for Department
Lisa Lattanza, MD, the new chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, wants to help create a nationally prominent orthopaedics practice at Yale with destination programs, unique collaborations, and such advanced procedures as 3D cellular printing of bone and cartilage.