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Highlights from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society meetings

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society annual meetings were both held in New Orleans in March this year. The meetings were well attended by COTR members, including A/Prof Michael Sandow, A/Prof Greg Bain, A/Prof Gerald Atkins, A/Prof Bogdan Solomon, Caroline Moran, Stuart Callary, and Prof Donald Howie, who was an invited speaker. COTR members gave talks and presented posters on the following:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons talks:

  • Wear of large metal on highly cross-linked polyethylene articulations measured by RSA. SA Callary, OT Holubowycz, DW Howie.
  • Osteolysis and wear of large and standard metal on HXLPE articulations. DW Howie, OT Holubowycz, C Moran, LB Solomon.
  • Migration of trabecular metal acetabular revision components measured by RSA. DW Howie, J Abrahams, SA Callary, LB Solomon.

Orthopaedic Research Society posters:

  • Migration of trabecular metal acetabular revision components measured by RSA
  • The potential role of RSA in understanding the pathology of pelvic ring disruptions
  • Wear of large metal on highly cross-linked polyethylene articulations measured by RSA
  • Osteolysis and Wear of Large and Standard Metal on HXLPE Articulations
  • Effect of irradiation on allograft in a sheep model of femoral impaction grafting IBG
  • Early Wear Of 36 Mm Compared With 28 Mm Metal On Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Total Hip Replacements

Prof Howie was invited to take part in a symposium at AAOS with 15 international orthopaedic experts on “Hot Topics and Controversies in Revision THA”. He gave a talk on Large Heads for All Revisions Despite Taper Corrosion.

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