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Mencio named to lead pediatric orthopaedic society

May. 29, 2014—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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Study explores best ways to manage spinal surgery patients

Mar. 6, 2014—Kristin Archer, Ph.D., DPT, assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received $1.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study postoperative management for degenerative spinal conditions.

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Orthopaedic program named among U.S. best

Jan. 16, 2014—Becker's Hospital Review has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center to its list of “100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs,” which recognizes the top hospitals with orthopaedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers.

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New clinic links pediatric sarcoma treatment services

Apr. 11, 2013—J. Carlton Smith noticed severe pain in his knee five years ago during a lacrosse tournament. Smith, then 13 years old, never imagined hearing the diagnosis doctors would give him: osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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‘Longevity’ gene has role in bone loss

Dec. 6, 2012—A gene associated with long life participates in the normal regulation of bone remodeling and may have a role in bone loss associated with aging.

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Increase seen in sports-related injuries, Vanderbilt offers free sports safety clinic, safety tips for parents and coaches

Sep. 14, 2012—With the start of football season and other fall sports, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is seeing a significant increase in cases of concussions, heat exhaustion and overuse injuries in its Emergency Department. Nationally, an estimated 3.5 million young athletes receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries each year. Children’s Hospital urges parents...

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Practice of defensive orthopaedic medicine costs U.S. $2 billion annually

Feb. 9, 2012—A Vanderbilt study suggests unnecessary costs associated with the practice of defensive medicine play a substantial role in the nation’s rising cost of health care.

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Renowned spine surgeon to deliver VUSM Dean’s Lecture

Aug. 23, 2011—The lecture will explore "What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would want us to know about health care disparities."

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‘U.S. News’ ranks Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt among nation’s best

May. 17, 2011—Once again the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was recognized by the "U.S. News and World Report' children's hospital rankings.

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New hip doesn’t slow down Vanderbilt hall-of-fame swimmer Frank Lorge

Jan. 4, 2011—By all accounts, Frank Lorge, a 2010 Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, is the best swimmer ever to compete for Vanderbilt. He was undefeated by opponents in dual meets during his career from 1968-1972, a two-time SEC champion in the 200-yard backstroke, and the first SEC swimmer to break two minutes in the 200-yard...

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New research finding best way to fix re-torn ACLs

Apr. 1, 2008—For many athletes, their repaired ACL knee tears are causing new problems in the prime of their life, including debilitating arthritis and poor outcome when they re-tearing the knee ligament. Now in groundbreaking research, in the largest orthopaedics study ever, doctors are looking for the best way to fix re-torn ACLs. Barb Cramer has the...

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