Issue 78

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In this issue:

  • A COA Member's Journey through Orthopaedics and the Manitoba Provincial Election
  • COA Annual Meeting Reaches New Heights
  • Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures


Adieu PDF Print E-mail

We regret to advise that we have lost the following members. Our sincere condolences are extended to their families and friends.

William F. Donaldson

Marcel Cloutier

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:49
I.T. - Powerful PowerPoint PDF Print E-mail

Powerful PowerPoint

Myles Clough, M.D., FRCSC
Clinical Instructor, UBC, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kamloops, BC

Computer graphics presentation programmes aka PowerPoint are now the standard for presentation of orthopaedic papers and teaching sessions. Apart from being cheaper to prepare than slides, it is faster and more flexible. Most of us now have familiarity with the process of preparing a presentation in this format and would strongly resist a return to photographic as opposed to computer graphics (CG) "slides".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2007 19:04
Foundation - First Prize - the CORL Award goes to... PDF Print E-mail

First Prize
the CORL award goes to...

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Special to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Like all conscientious lead investigators, Halifax's Dr. Mark Glazebrook is quick to mention his colleagues and is modest to a fault: "I'm a cog in a big wheel. For the kind of numbers we need to prove what we're trying to prove, I couldn't do it alone, nor could Tim Daniels in Toronto, nor could Alastair Younger in Vancouver. We're very lucky to have a cohesive, collaborative group [see sidebar] that allows us to do this work."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 13:01
Foundation - Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Turns Attention to Stemming Demand PDF Print E-mail

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Turns Attention to Stemming Demand

Stuart Foxman
Special to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Looking ahead 20 years, can we significantly reduce the anticipated demand for orthopaedic surgeries? Angelique Berg thinks so. Berg is Executive Director of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, which plans an increased focus on public education and awareness, including injury prevention, nutrition and fitness strategies. How can the Foundation be a catalyst for change? To learn more, we talked with Berg.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:59
Themes - Length of Prophylaxis PDF Print E-mail

DVT Prophylaxis for Total Joint Arthroplasty
Length of Prophylaxis

Muthu Ganapathi, MSc, FRCS(Ortho), Fellow in Joint Reconstruction
Pascal A. Vendittoli, MSc, FRCSC
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Department of Surgery, Universit de Montral
Montral, QC

Although prophylaxis to prevent DVT following THA and TKR is universal in North America, there is a wide variation in the choice of the prophylaxis used as well as the duration of prophylaxis. With increasing trends towards shorter duration of hospital stay and emphasis on cost benefit relationship, it is important to base one's DVT prophylaxis regimen on the available scientific evidence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 12:49
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