Archive for April, 2013
Dr. Stetson was recently featured in an episode of “The Doctors” television show titled ‘Unbelievable Stories of Survival and Hope.’ The episode highlighted the personal story of retired 101st Airborne Division Sergeant Joshua Hooker who, on April 29, 2006, was struck by a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in Baghdad and suffered severe damage to both of his lower extremities. Sgt. Hooker’s left foot was amputated and his right foot, ankle and calf region underwent extensive surgery for repair. Touched by his story and drive to resume a productive civilian lifestyle as a high school football coach, Dr. Stetson offered to provide Sgt. Hooker with any future medical treatment he will need to regain full function of his lower extremities, free of charge. To learn more about Sgt. Hooker’s story and Dr. Stetson’s involvement in his recovery, please click the links below.
Dr. Stetson met with representatives of the Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA) and other international presidents and representatives as he continued his term as chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) International Committee. The meetings took place at the AAOS Annual Meeting held in Chicago from March 20-24, 2013. In addition to his daily responsibilities as chairman of the committee, Dr. Stetson has been busy planning shoulder courses for a group of Romanian orthopaedic surgeons that will take place in October 2013 and a group of Chinese orthopaedic surgeons that will take place in November 2013. Drs. Stetson, Powell, Buddy Savoie and Pietro Tonino will travel to Beijing to represent AANA and AAOS in a shoulder symposium at the Chinese Orthopedic Association.