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The goal of the OrthoGate Project is to facilitate access to orthopaedic information using the Internet. While we are still a long way from that ideal and need all the help you can give collecting information, this site is committed to the task.
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  • Announcements: ISOST Annual Meeting: Geek Meet San Francisco 2004
    Posted by: christian on Monday, October 06, 2020 - 09:04 PM

    This is a call for abstracts for the March 13, 2004, annual meeting of the ISOST, to be held in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery meeting in San Francisco. 

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    CME: Innovative Spine Surgery in Live Broadcast
    Posted by: SeaGreen on Monday, October 06, 2020 - 09:01 PM

    October 7, 2020 – Innovative Spinal Surgery to be Featured in Internet Broadcast from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

    A new minimally invasive approach to spinal surgery will be broadcast live o­n the internet at 5 pm EDT o­n Tuesday, October 7 from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The surgery, a posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), will employ a new tubular retraction method that requires o­nly a small skin incision and “splits” the muscle covering the spine to create a small portal through which surgeons can repair the spinal damage.

    Charles L. Branch Jr., M.D., Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at Wake Forest, who helped to adapt the minimally invasive technique – known as METRx – for PLIF, will perform the surgery. “The METRx minimally invasive technology is useful for most herniated disc surgery, in both the cervical and lumbar areas,” Branch said. “And we are developing its use in the treatment of tumors, fractures and other spine pathologies.”

    For the surgery in October, Dr. Branch will use an innovative device called a Sextant (because it looks like a navigational sextant), that requires o­nly o­ne additional skin puncture to set a titanium rod that anchors the two vertebrae. Both the METRx and Sextant systems are products of Medtronic Sofamor Danek, with whom Branch has collaborated extensively over the past several years. The company will be a sponsor of the October webcast. CME credit available.

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    Meetings: Third Annual SIGN Conference
    Posted by: christian on Tuesday, June 10, 2020 - 08:12 PM

    The Third Annual SIGN Conference will be held Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SIGN Headquarters at 2950 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99352.

    Last year, many arrived o­n Friday evening and we had dinner together at my house. Many remarked about the comradery among people with similar goals of helping people around the world. We will continue the tradition. Please use the attached form to indicate whether you will be able to attend the Friday dinner, which will begin at 5:30 PM.

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    Meetings: COA Toronto 2003 Annual Meeting Cancelled
    Posted by: christian on Saturday, May 31, 2020 - 12:31 PM

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    I am writing to you today to give you further information o­n the cancellation of our Annual Meeting this week.As you know, a renewed outbreak of SARS in Toronto has created a public health crisis in the city (and province) and for the first time, some of our members were quarantined. The Executive monitored the situation very carefully and, initially, felt comfortable that a screening process would provide reasonable assurance of protection for all attendees.

    Note: For more information on SARS refer to the OMA website
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    Opportunities: Orthopedic House Officer Position
    Posted by: degs2000 on Friday, May 16, 2020 - 06:00 PM

    Excellent opportunity! We are seeking a motivated individual to fill a NON-accredited clinical house officer postion in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. It must be known that this is a NON-accredited position. The house officer would fulfill a o­ne year paid aggreement functioning at the PGY-2 level. We are a busy orthopedic surgery department in a private upper east side hospital. Excellent hands-on experience guaranteed. All inquires should be directed to me. Thank you and good luck!

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    In the Literature: Timely Update on Gunshot Wounds
    Posted by: Skysoldier on Tuesday, May 13, 2020 - 07:46 PM

    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research #408 for March, 2003 has a very timely Symposium (in light of the recent ugliness in the world) entitled: "Current Concepts and Principles of Gunshot Musculoskeletal Injuries", edited by Richard Grant and Bonnie Simpson. The abstracts can be found by going to: and following the links to Volume Number 408.  

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    Announcements: AvantGo Channel Updated
    Posted by: christian on Saturday, May 10, 2020 - 09:18 PM

    The AvantGo Channel has been upgraded. If you previously used this feature to access the Orthogate News and Articles o­n your PDA then you will have to reset your subscription.

    Read more to find out how ...

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    What’s new in patient information Web sites?
    Posted by: christian on Tuesday, May 06, 2020 - 09:04 PM

    Here is an excerpt from Dr. J. Sybil Biermann's recent article in the AAOS Bulletin on patient information websites:

    "If you provide the patient with Web sites or Web pages relevant to their problem or interest, you not only ensure that they are viewing reputable material, but you also save yourself time and explanations. The Internet can be a powerful partner in patient education, allowing patients to read information at their own pace, to review it as often as necessary and to share it with relatives and friends."

    The Internet is vast–so where to start?

    Note: Nice to see that OWL - Orthopaedic Web Links made the cut!
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    In the Literature: Methylprednisolone for acute spinal cord injury: not a standard of care
    Posted by: christian on Sunday, May 04, 2020 - 11:56 AM

    It is time to clear the confusion about the utility of steroids in cases of acute spinal cord injury. A committee of Canadian neurosurgical and orthopedic spine specialists, emergency physicians and physiatrists (listed at the end of the article) has reviewed the evidence and concluded that high-dose methylprednisolone infusion is not an evidence-based standard of care for patients with such an injury.

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    Announcements: Orthogate Upgrade
    Posted by: christian on Sunday, May 04, 2020 - 02:29 AM

    The Orthogate website has been upgraded to the latest version of the portal software it is based on.

    We have removed some of the unused features and added some new ones.

    If you find any errors please post them here.

    We encourage Orthogate members to use the portal to post Articles on orthopaedic topics, Reviews of new literature, announcements or reports from Meetings, Symposia, Workshops and any other relevant orthopaedic news of interest to the orthopaedic community.


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