This week some of the team will be in New Orleans for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting! If you will also be attending make sure to look for us at #AAOS2014!
Below is a schedule of our paper and poster presentations – click on the link to find out time and location details.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Paper 401. Surgical Skills Curriculum: Development of Orthopaedic Training Modules
Taylor’s monthly research rotation with USF Biotechnology program welcomes, John Whittaker!
Here is what John has to say about himself and the internship.
“My name is Johnathan Whittaker; I received a BS in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara, and am currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from the University of San Francisco. I’ve focused much of my professional career in the medical field, and have worked as both an EMT and a Medical Assistant. I hope to apply my education and experience at the Taylor Collaborative towards the advancement of healthcare and biomedicine. This internship will provide a unique opportunity to engage in research that has an immediate impact on the welfare of patients.”
Taylor is mentoring two student research teams from the University of Delaware. As a requirement for their “Clinical Biomechanics” class, the students are participating in two research project with Taylor, in hope of writing a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. The two studies are both design projects, one measuring intra-operative leg length with the Microsoft Kinect camera and the other is to add an accessory to our existing knee range of motion machine. Taylor is providing the teams with material and support engineers to act as consultants for the teams weekly meetings. Also,Taylor is providing the teams the support needed for experimental design. Will Camisa, our research director, is supporting the Kinect project and Katrina Tech, our research engineer, is supporting the knee machine project. Jeremi Leasure, director of Taylor, and Jenni Buckley, professor from University of Delaware, are both supporting as principal investigators.
Our engineering intern, Bruce Condez and his colleagues from California Maritime Academy will give a presentation at Taylor, on their bio-mechanical test frame simulating shoulder range of motion. Their emphasis is on how the glenoid is impacted due to muscle loading of the rotator cuff. The device will help surgeons or scientists understand how motions of abduction and adduction exert pressure on the surface. Their study will be useful in the field of orthopaedic prosthesis and hardware development.
The journal club will cover topics related to thread design in orthopaedic screws. Screws, a common orthopaedic device, must provide adequate fixation or “purchase” in very different bone densities. Their design is important to the outcome of an orthopaedic surgery. Few of the screws include cortical screws, cancellous screws and pedicle screws. During Journal club the focus will be on pedicle screws.