Department of Orthopaedics University of British Columbia Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Duration: 1 year (commencing July 1) Deadline: 18 months prior to the start date Stipend: $50, 000 /year Location: Vancouver General Hospital Goals and Characteristics: This fellowship is designed to allow the Fellow to increase his/her knowledge in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. There […]
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These documents were prepared by the COA’s National Standards Committee on transmission prevention, protection and exposure to blood-borne pathogens in the orthopaedist’s OR. The COA’s Position Statement on the Orthopaedist and Blood-borne Pathogens Advice for Members The Orthopaedist and Blood-borne Pathogens – Literature Summary Supporting the COA’s Position Statement
The COA Executive has requested and received two reports from OrthoEvidence to identify orthopaedic interventions for which evidence of efficacy and cost-effectiveness is lacking. Both of these reports evaluate the strong evidence, randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses of RCTs in the orthopaedic literature to identify treatments currently in use that may be ineffective in comparison […]
The origin of prosthetic joint infections has been a controversial topic for dentists, physicians and patients. Confusion surrounds the risk of dental procedure-related bacteremia and the subsequent risk of patients with orthopaedic devices developing prosthetic joint infection following such bacteremia. The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Association of Medical […]