HSS Presents New Research at the AAOS Annual Meeting
At this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, HSS physicians and scientists presented exciting new research related to clinical advancements for care and patient outcomes in orthopedics.
Research highlights include utilizing intra-operative three-dimensional (3-D) imaging to confirm the accuracy of pedicle screw placement in spine surgery, use of a 30-camera array (3dMD) to scan the body to assess how much range of motion youths with scoliosis have in their torso, higher fracture risk after total hip replacement with cementless implants to treat femoral neck fractures, minimally invasive surgery, racial disparities, opioid alternatives for pain management in spine care and a minimally invasive procedure for treating bunions does not affect those with asymptomatic flatfoot.
An HSS study led by Darren Lebl, MD, spine surgeon and Fedan Avrumova, clinical research coordinator found that 3-D imaging was superior to two-dimensional radiographs in confirming the accuracy of pedicle screw placement during spine surgery. Based on these findings, they suggest that for intraoperative confirmation of screw position 3-D imaging may soon represent a new standard of care.
A collaborative study by Roger Widmann, MD, chief of the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Service at HSS and Howard Hillstrom, PhD a biomechanical engineer at HSS, senior director of the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory, found that a technique called 3dMD, which uses an array of highly sensitive cameras can image the entire body in a fraction of a second, and produces clinically meaningful information, giving spine surgeons an accurate assessment of how much range of motion youths with scoliosis have in their torso.
In a multicenter study that included Alexander McLawhorn, MD, MBA, hip and knee surgeon at HSS and Michael Kheir, former fellow at HSS found that total hip replacement performed with a cementless prosthesis for a femoral neck fracture led to a higher rate of a second fracture and subsequent revision surgery.
HSS presented new research on a variety of topics in orthopedic surgery, including studies related to minimally invasive surgery, racial disparities, and opioid alternatives for pain management in spine care at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
A study by researchers at HSS including Rami Mizher, research assistant, and foot and ankle surgeon Anne Holland Johnson, MD, finds that treating a bunion with the minimally invasive procedure, MISB, does not make flatfoot worse in people with asymptomatic flatfoot and may even improve the condition.