Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

AAOS 2024: Houston Methodist Experts Showcase Orthopedic Advancements

Jan. 9, 2024 - Eden McCleskey

Five Houston Methodist orthopedic doctors will present research next month at the annual meeting of the 39,000-member American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists.

The 2024 AAOS Annual Meeting, to be hosted in San Francisco Feb. 12-16, is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees, both surgeons and allied health professionals, gathered to hear about the latest innovations for bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.

Drs. Terry Clyburn, Stephen Incavo and Kevin Park, winners of AAOS's prestigious Otto Aufranc Award for surgical innovation in 2023, will present the latest findings from their studies on the new intraosseous drug delivery protocol they developed for total hip and total knee arthroplasties.

Additionally, Dr. Patrick McCulloch, the John S. Dunn Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Houston Methodist, will deliver multiple presentations on topics ranging from injury prevention in professional ballet dancers to screw versus suture-button fixation in the Latarjet procedure.

Houston Methodist's AAOS speaking highlights include:

Intraosseous Administration of Vancomycin, Morphine and Ketoralac in Hip and Knee Arthroplasy: Update and Video Technique

Featuring: Drs. Kevin Park, Stephen Incavo, Terry Clyburn

Details: Monday, Feb 12

(Related: Intraosseous Antibiotic Delivery Method Shows Promise in Total Hip Arthroplasty)

Establishing Injury Risk Cut-offs for Bone Density and Body Composition in Professional Female Ballet Performers

Featuring: Dr. Patrick McCulloch

Details: Monday, Feb 12

(Related: Innovative Stress Fracture Protocol Identifies At-Risk Ballet Dancers)

Screw versus Suture-Button Fixation for the Latarjet Procedure: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes

Featuring: Dr. Patrick McCulloch

Details: Monday, Feb 12

A Kinematic Analysis of the Upper Body During Progressive Baseball Swings

Featuring: Dr. Patrick McCulloch

Details: Monday, Feb 12

Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation after Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair

Featuring: Drs. Kevin Varner and Patrick McCulloch

Details: Tuesday, Feb 13, 3:34-3:38 p.m.

(Related: Blood Flow Restriction Training Produces Striking Results for Elite College Baseball Pitchers)

More on our presenters' research:

Dr. Patrick McCulloch

Dr. Kevin Park

Dr. Terry Clyburn

Dr. Stephen Incavo

Dr. Kevin Varner

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