Archive for January, 2012
As part of his duties as the new chairman-elect of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) International Committee, Dr. Stetson attended the Extremity War Injury (EWI) Conference in January where he participated in a meeting concerning disaster preparedness. His committee is working with the Department of Defense, the US Army, Air Force and Navy to develop a credentialing process for orthopaedic surgeons to volunteer in case of a national or international emergency. The committee has developed a Disaster Response Course modeled with the help of the military and will have over 100 civilian volunteer surgeons enrolled by the end of February. This could become a model for volunteerism for other medical and surgical specialties.
Dr. Stetson traveled with the US. Men’s Volleyball team to Japan last month to seek an Olympic berth in the 2011 FIVB World Cup.
The men’s team finished in sixth place at the World Cup, beginning the tournament ranked fourth overall. Their World Cup record was 6-5.
They will next seek qualification in May at the NORCECA Continental Qualifier in Puerto Rico
Dr. Stetson participated in an international webinar on sports injuries in athletes with the Federation of Mexican Orthopaedic Surgeons (FEMECOT). He lectured via the internet on the “Arthroscopic Treatment of Partial Rotator Cuff Injuries in Athletes.” Other participants included Dr. Jesse Jupiter of Boston, Dr. Felix “Buddy” Savoie of New Orleans and Dr. Richard Ferkel of Los Angeles. He also gave a similar lecture in Las Vegas at the First Annual “Emerging Techniques in Orthopaedics” in early December along with a lecture on “Shoulder Chondrolysis.”
After his initial injury, Sassoon expressed his goals of reaching Eagle Scout rank and returning to competitive basketball play. He had his ACL reconstruction in January 2011 with Dr. Stetson and his team at the Glendale Endoscopy and Surgery Center and has made an excellent recovery. We are proud to see him reach those goals today.