October 10th, 2016

The North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) held their annual conference this past weekend in Pinehurst.   OCRI and OC physicians were well represented at the conference, including several resident projects, and our own Dr. Bryan Springer was the Program Chair.  Projects presented at the conference were:

General Orthopedics

  • Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI): Boom or Bust? (Authors: Brian Curtin, MD; Robert Russell, MD; Susan Odum, PhD)


  • A Novel Muscle Transfer for Independent Digital Control with Myoelectric Prosthesis (Authors: Bryan Loeffler, MD; Glenn Gaston, MD; Mark Tait, MD; John Bracey, MD)
  • Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study (Authors: Mark Tait, MD; Glenn Gaston, MD; Lois Kathleen Osier, MD; Susan M. Odum, PhD; Bryan Loeffler, MD; Robert Chadderdon, MD; and William Alan Ward, MD)
  • Infection Rates in Open Hand Fractures: Can Treatment Be Delayed? (Authors: Mark Tait, MD; John Bracey, MD; Paulvalery Roulette, MD; Dan Lewis, MD; Bryan Loeffler, MD; Glenn Gaston, MD)
  • High Pressure Water Injection Injuries to the Hand: Perhaps Not a Benign Injury (Authors: Glenn Gaston, MD; John Bracey, MD; Mark Tait, MD; John Gaul, MD; Bryan Loeffler, MD)

Hip & Knee

  • Early Failure of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Is Surgical Approach a Risk Factor? (Authors: Marc Angerame, MD; Thomas Fehring, MD; Walt Beaver, MD; Bo Mason, MD; John Masonis, MD; Bryan Springer, MD)*
  • Incidence and Comparative In-Hospital Outcomes of Periprosthetic Fracture: ORIF vs. Revision Total Joint Surgery (Authors: Bryce Van Doren, MPA, MPH; Susan Odum, PhD; Brian Curtin, MD; Bryan Springer, MD)
  • Early Femoral Condyle Fractures After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (Authors: George Vestermark, MD; Thomas Fehring, MD; Susan Odum, PhD; Bryan Springer, MD)

Shoulder & Elbow

  • Intramedullary Fixation for Displaced Clavicle Fractures in the Adolescent Athlete (Authors: Gabriella Ode, MD; Timothy Larson, MD; Pat Connor, MD; James Fleischli, MD; Donald D’Alessandro, MD)
  • Pain After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty with Injectable Liposomal Bupivicaine vs. Interscalene Block (Authors: Marc Angerame, MD; John Ruder, MD; Susan Odum, PhD; Nady Hamid, MD)*
  • The Incidence of PTSD and Depression in Adults with Operatively Treated Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy (Authors: Glenn Gaston, MD; Shea Brannan, MD; Dan Lewis, MD; Bryan Loeffler, MD)


  • Reoperation Rates Following Open Door Cervical Laminoplasty (Authors: John Rodriguez-Feo, MD; Daniel Leas, MD; Susan Odum, PhD; Mark Kurd, MD; Bruce Darden, MD; Alden Milam, MD)

Congratulations to all who put time and work into all the research highlighted!

*denotes Session winner