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The Joint Replacement Team Hosts 2021 Travelling Fellows

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Our very own Joint Replacement Team is one of the host sites for the 2021 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows.  This is our sixth year participating with this program which was created with the goal of fostering the talents of young hip surgeons by providing them with a unique, inspiring, and educational 4-week tour of outstanding centers for hip surgery in North America.  We are honored to be one of those centers.  The fellows have enjoyed a day of hip replacement and revision surgeries as well as a day of education while in town along with some quality time with our surgeons.

This years group consisted of:

  • Alberto Carli, MD, MSc from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York
  • Peter Cnudde, MD, PhD from Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli, United Kingdom
  • Claudio Diaz Ledezma, MD from Clinica Red Salud Santiago and Hospital El Carmen in Santiago, Chile
  • Suhel Kotwal, MD from University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri

Pictured below from left to right:  Drs. Andy Engh, Nitin Goyal, Suhel Kotwal, Peter Cnudde, Kevin Fricka, Alberto Carli, Claudio Diaz Ledezma, Robert Sershon, Craig McAsey and Bill Hamilton

 

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Anderson Physicians Named in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2021 Top Docs Issue

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It’s that time of year – the Top Docs issue is here!  Washingtonian Magazine has published their annual listing of Top Docs in the metropolitan area.  Eleven of Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic’s physicians have been named, each nominated by their peers.  While we think that all of our docs are the bee’s knees (get it? – knee), we send a special congratulations to Drs. John Albrigo, Nigel Azer, George Branche, Kevin Fricka, Nitin Goyal, William Hamilton, Ryan Hubbard, Jeffrey Lovallo, Sameer Nagda, Oliver Schipper and Corey Wallach.  We strive for individualized patient-centered care for each and every person we treat.  We are extremely honored to be acknowledged in this highly esteemed group and will continue to put our best foot (pun intended) forward.  Hip (we’re on a roll), hip, hooray!  Don’t give us the cold shoulder (yep!); come back (ah!) to see us real soon.

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Dr. Branche returns as Tournament Physician at Citi Open

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Dr. Branche is happily serving in his 30th year as a tournament Physician for the players at the Citi Open professional tennis tournament.  He says, “It has been wonderful sharing my experience as both a player and Orthopedic Surgeon.  The years have allowed the development of many wonderful friendships and professional relationships.”

Speaking of Dr. Branche’s serve, he’s been clocked at 115mph.

Can you name a tennis tournament that never closes?  Give up?  Citi OPEN!

Ready for the tournament to start.

Nadal playing in the marathon match in the DC debut.

Dr. Branche in his Anderson Clinic gear at Citi Open.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Saturday, April 24th, is National Prescription Drug Take Bake Day. Go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/…/takeback/index.html to find a disposal site near you. “The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.”

The CDC says, “You should dispose of any unused or expired prescription medicine as soon as possible. Timely disposal of prescription medicine can reduce the risk of others taking the medication accidentally or misusing the medication intentionally.  The best and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your prescription medicine is through a drug take-back program. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) periodically provides drug disposal sites in communities across the nation. The DEA also has permanent drug disposal sites in certain pharmacies or hospitals.

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Drs. Nagda and Lovallo publish research paper on patient satisfaction in outpatient shoulder replacement

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04/20/2020 – Anderson Clinic Surgeons are always on the cutting edge of research and education.  Recently our shoulder replacement surgeons, Dr. Lovallo and Dr. Nagda, published a research paper discussing patient satisfaction with outpatient total shoulder replacement.  They found overwhelmingly excellent results in patient satisfaction with this procedure.  “Outpatient shoulder replacement is an excellent option for patients and we have shown people do great with it”, said Dr. Lovallo.  “Other papers have also shown great results with outpatient shoulder replacement.  However, ours is the first that also asks the patient their satisfaction level and it was outstanding”, said Dr. Nagda.  Both of Anderson’s shoulder replacement surgeons are recognized nationally and perform the most shoulder replacements in the region. Both surgeons agree, “we are always striving to improve our ability to get patients better!”

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Do Your Part in Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

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Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   We continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most up-to-date information and guidelines.

Most often, COVID-19 is spread by close (within 6 feet) person to person contact through respiratory droplets via sneezes and coughs.  At this time, we are asking patients that are ill to reschedule their appointments until they are no longer symptomatic.  The most common symptoms are this virus are fever, cough and shortness of breath.

What can you do to help stop the spread?

  1. Wash your hand often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  3. Avoid touching your face.
  4. Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using regular household cleaners.

Please help us to keep our patients and team safe!

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US Women’s Team and Dr. Nagda Qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Feb 10, 2020- The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, assisted by our own Dr. Sameer Nagda successfully won the CONCACAF 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament with a victory over the Canadian National Team in the final. Both teams will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  Dr. Nagda sat on the team bench and served as team physician during the qualifying tournament.  “It’s an honor to be a part of this team and exciting to qualify for the 2020 Olympics!”

The team now has several months to prepare knowing they will have their hands full in Tokyo. No team has ever won the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Gold Medal in successive years.  “We are most certainly aware of this fact.  I think everyone associated with this team is motivated to bring home the Gold!

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Dr. Nagda teaches at shoulder and elbow meeting in Chicago

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November 21-23, 2019

Dr. Nagda spent two days in Chicago teaching at a surgical skills course for orthopaedic residents. The course was sponsored by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and had an esteemed faculty from all over the country. “It was a great meeting with great faculty. I enjoy teaching and when I’m able to do it with friends it’s even more fun.”

The meeting was an in-depth review on current topics in shoulder and elbow surgery. It included lectures, discussions, and cadaver surgery. Dr. Nagda participated in talks on shoulder instability, complications in shoulder surgery, and led a lab session focusing on rotator cuff repair.

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Continuing Our Tradition of Excellence in Research

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Anderson Clinic continues their tradition of excellence in research and innovation presenting at the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the largest meeting for hip and knee replacement surgeons in the United States.  Drs. Andy Engh, Bill Hamilton, Kevin Fricka, Nitin Goyal, Craig McAsey and Robert Sershon attended the annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.

Pharmacogenetic Variants in Postoperative Pain Control

Frequency of Arthroplasty Patients with Pharmacogenetic Variants to Common Postoperative Pain Medications — All authors are from Anderson Clinic and/or Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute

 

 

Outpatient Total Hips at ASC vs Hospital - what are the risks

Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty Performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center versus Hospital Outpatient Setting: Complications, Revisions, and Redadmissions — All authors are from Anderson Clinic and/or Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute.

 

 

Does surgical approach to total hip arthroplasty change risk for periprosthetic femoral fracture

Periprosthetic Femoral Fracture Risk of Anterior versus Posterior Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Comparative Cohort Analysis — All authors are from Anderson Clinic and/or Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute.

 

 

Are antioxidants a concern in polyethylene for total hip arthroplasty

Antioxidants in Polyethylene for Total Hip Arthroplasty: Solving a Problem that No Longer Exists? — Anderson Clinic author – C. Anderson Engh, Jr., M.D. — Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute author – Robert H. Hopper, Jr., PhD.

 

Are later failures in PJI related to reinfection or persistence

Reinfection or Persistence of PJI? Next Generation Sequencing Reveals new Findings — Anderson Clinic author – Nitin Goyal, M.D.

 

Microbiome in native hip and knee

Microbiome of the Osteoarthritic Hip and Knee Joint: A Prospective Multicenter Investigation — Anderson Clinic author – Nitin Goyal, M.D.

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Hip Replacement Surgery

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Patients often ask whether the posterior or anterior approach to hip replacement is best. Our results show that our patients do great with both! In this article, Dr. Hamilton weighs in on this popular debate.

http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/total-joint-reconstruction/news/print/orthopedics-today/%7Bc951b4d2-53ad-4586-94ef-789371bf62f4%7D/data-results-spark-debate-about-anterior-tha-approach?page=6

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