Jack Wixted, MD, is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading
Marilyn Heng, MD, FRCSC, is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Michael Weaver, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, and Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also Director of the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Program. Continue reading
Paul Appleton, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Continue reading
David Lhowe, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma and Hip & Knee Replacement surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Sandwiched between its gigantic neighbors, China and India, the tiny nation of Bhutan is making a rapid transition from an isolated kingdom to a modern Asian democracy. Its 600,000 residents are almost exclusively Buddhist, and are dispersed over a landscape that remains largely forested with relatively little arable terrain. The population clusters in valleys, separated by Himalayan mountain barriers which have only recently become connected by two-lane roads. Through most of its history the country has been isolated from even its closest neighbors, and has only opened to Western tourists in the last 20 years. While visiting Bhutan from the United States is now possible it doesn’t come cheaply. The Bhutanese government charges US citizens a substantial daily tax for the duration of their visits. Continue reading
Mark Vrahas, MD is the Chief of Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Vice Chairman of the MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In March 2014, Harvard Medical School welcomed the Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative as part of an elite group of twenty-two Institutes, Centers, Divisions and Initiatives. We are proud to be part of this group and our new name is reflected in our updated masthead. The primary purpose of this Initiative is to foster collaboration amongst the orthopedic trauma services at all four Harvard Teaching Hospitals in Boston: Mass General, Children’s, Brigham and Women’s, and Beth Israel Deaconess. This effort (and a long effort it was) formalizes our dedication to ensuring excellent educational opportunities in musculoskeletal trauma for HMS students, our HCORP Residents, and Fellows in the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Program. As a group, our trauma surgeons will work together to develop clinical pathways, collaborate on clinical research, and be – in large part because of our size – the premier research center nationally and internationally. Continue reading
Mitchel Harris, MD Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
Michael Weaver, MD is an is an attending traumatologist on the Orthopedic Trauma Service at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
First run in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the oldest, continuous running marathon in America. It is generally considered the most prestigious annual running event that is open to the public, once qualifications are met. Prior to its 117th consecutive running, it had not been generally viewed as a target for a “terrorist attack”. However, on April 15, 2013, two brothers allegedly placed explosive filled backpacks with remote detonator switches within yards of each other and the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The following essay will highlight the extraordinary response by the medical community of Boston. Continue reading
Hip fractures in geriatric patients are associated with mortality rates of 20-30% at one year. Many more patients experience significant loss of function and independence (1). The number of hip fractures worldwide was estimated at 1.7 million (1990) and is expected to rise to 6.3 million by 2050 (2). Continue reading