March 28th, 2022

The OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) was well represented in Chicago as 13 studies were presented as either a podium or poster at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Annual Meeting.

Having studies accepted at such a competitive national meeting is a testament to the timely and relevant research coming out of OrthoCarolina.

Those studies represent work done in Hip and Knee research, Sports research, and OCRI’s Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort (CORE) Project.

The CORE Project started a few years ago to in hopes of finding alternatives to opioids by reducing avoidable opioid prescribing and consumption in elective orthopedic surgery. We are pleased to be able to start sharing OCRI’s groundbreaking findings with the medical community.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the research projects below. This recognition is well deserved.

OCRI Podium Presentations at AAOS

Opioid-free shoulder arthroplasty is safe, effective, and predictable compared to a traditional perioperative opioid regimen: a randomized controlled trial of a novel clinical care pathway.

  • Authors: Josef Jolissaint, MD | Susan Odum, PhD | Daniel Leas, MD | Bryan Saltzman, MD | Shadley Shiffern, MD | Bryan Loeffler, MD | Patrick Connor, MD | Nady Hamid, MD

Arthrotomy Dehiscence Following Total Knee Arthroplasty with Barbed Suture: Should We be Concerned?

  • Authors: Mark Hood, MD | Taylor Rowe | Michael Valenzuela | Bobby McBride | Susan Odum, PhD| Thomas Fehring, MD

Opioid-Free Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial.

  • Authors: Joseph Buck, MD | Brian Curtin, MD | Nady Hamid, MD | Greg Scarola, MS

Outcomes after Arthroscopic Repair of Small to Large Rotator Cuff Tears in the Setting of Mild to Moderate Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis.

  • Authors: Ian Hong, BMSc | Allison Rao, MD | Tyler CarlLee, MD | Daniel Hurwit, MD | Gregory Scarola , MSPH | David Trofa, MD | Shadley Schiffern, MD | Nady Hamid, MD | Patrick Connor, MD | James Fleischli, MD | Bryan M. Saltzman, MD

Do Pre-Reimplantation ESR/CRP Cut offs Guide Decision Making in Prosthetic Joint Infection? Are We Flying Blind?

  • Authors: Nick Johnson, MD | Taylor M. Rowe, BA | Michael M. Valenzeula, BS | Gregory T. Scarola, MS | Thomas K. Fehring, MD

OCRI Posters presented at AAOS

High Rate of Intramedullary Canal Culture Positivity in Total Knee Arthroplasty Resection for Prosthetic Joint Infection

  • Authors: Murillo Adrados, MD | Brian Curtin, MD | Bryan Springer, MD| Jesse Otero, MD, PhD Thomas Fehring, MD | Keith Fehring, MD

Higher Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Two-Stage vs. One-Stage Revision for Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Randomized Prospective Trial

  • Authors: Michael Valenzuela, BS | Susan Odum, PhD | Bryan Springer, MD | Thomas Fehring, MD | Jesse Otero, MD, PhD

Malnutrition Predicts Failure of Two-Stage Exchange for Chronic Periprosthetic Joint Infection

  • Authors: Cody Green, MD | Michael Valenzuela, BS | Susan Odum, PhD | Taylor Rowe, BA | Bryan Springer, MD | Thomas Fehring, MD | Jesse Otero, MD, PhD

Polymicrobial Colonization of Prosthetic Joint Infections Treated with Open Wound Management

  • Authors: Michael Valenzuela, BS | Benjamin Averkamp, MD | Susan Odum, PhD | Taylor Rowe, BA | Thomas Fehring, MD

Clinical Outcomes Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Soccer (Football, Futbol) Players: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Authors: Ian Hong, BMSc | Lauren Pierpoint, PhD | Justin Hellwinkel, MD | Joshua Meade, BS | Dana Piasecki, MD | James Fleischli, MD | Christopher Ahmad, MD | David Trofa, MD | Bryan Saltzman, MD

Differences in Proximal Tibial Geometry Between Patients with Isolated Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and those with Concomitant Posterolateral Corner Injury

  • Authors: Michael Schallmo, MD | Ian Hong, BMSc | Joshua Meade, BS | David Trofa, MD | Susan Odum, PhD | James Fleischli, MD | Dana Piasecki, MD | Bryan Saltzman, MD

Outcomes and Failure Rates After Revision Meniscal Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  • Authors: Garrett Jackson, BS | Joshua Meade, BS | Ziqing Yu, PhD | Bradley Young, MD | Dana Piasekcki, MD | James Fleischli, MD | Robert Parisien, MD | David Trofa, MD | Bryan Saltzman, MD

Trends in Meniscectomy vs. Meniscal Repairs: An Epidemiologic Study using Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample

  • Authors: Ian S. Hong, BMSc | Nicholas Cavil | Joshua D. Meade, BS | Bradley Young, MD | Susan M. Odum, PhD | Ziqing Yu, PhD | David Trofa, MD | James Fleischli, MD | Dana Piasecki, MD | Bryan Saltzman, MD