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Dr. Mike's Video Blog: Malaya Snow Leopard Surgery

October 26, 2016

Dr. Jimi Cook joins Dr. Michael Adkesson and staff of the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago to perform knee surgery on Malaya, a young snow leopard with osteochondritis dissecans.

MU Surgeon Named President of Orthopaedic Association

October 19, 2016

James Stannard, MD, medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the MU School of Medicine, has been appointed president of AO North America (AONA).

MU Surgeon Named to Orthopaedic Association

October 18, 2016

Matthew Smith, MD, outpatient medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the MU School of Medicine, has been appointed an associate member of the Society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES).

Orthopaedic residents earn top awards

September 9, 2016

Four residents from MU Health’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery recently presented their research at the prestigious 2016 Orthopaedic Research Society's 18th Annual Regional Resident Research Symposium. The event was held at Washington University in St. Louis. Fourth-year resident Alex Wessel, MD, earned second place for his paper "Assessment of Reamer Irrigator Aspirator System (RIA) Filtrate for its Osteoinductive Potential in a Validated Animal Model," and B. Todd Raines, MD, a third-year resident, was awarded third place for the study “Effects of Caffeine on Intervertebral Disc Viability in a Whole Organ Culture Model." Nearly 30 residents from orthopaedic surgery departments across the Midwest presented at the symposium. Third-year resident Harvey Oliver, MD, and second-year resident Olubusola Brimmo, MD, also presented papers.

A slippery slide: Effort to protect takes a bad turn

June 3, 2016

Bone trauma caused by playground accidents — especially going down a slide with an adult — is “not uncommon,” Dr Hoernschemeyer warns parents.

Mizzou BioJoint Media Coverage Summary

May 19,2016

Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner after Surgery

May 16, 2016

Researchers found suture anchors, a less-invasive repair technique, responded better to strength-testing after surgery

Missouri Teen First to Benefit From Mizzou BioJoint

May 9, 2016

A team of researchers and orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Missouri has developed a new tissue-graft preservation method to offer younger patients a better, more natural repair.

$3 Million Gift to MU Creates Thompson Lab for Regenerative Orthopaedics

May 6, 2016

Funds will help further research into regenerative joint replacement and improve health care.

Ankle Surgery on KBIA

April 11, 2016

MU Health Care foot and ankle specialists Kyle Fiala, DPM, and Ben Summerhays, DPM, discussed ankle joint replacements on KBIA-91.3 FM’s Radio Friends with Paul Pepper.

A Better Fix for Torn ACLs

April 4, 2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

New Surgical Technique Improves Biological Hip Joint Replacement

Feb 22, 2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have tested a new biological technique that may provide better and longer-lasting joint function.

ACL at Risk

Winter 2016

Can a repurposed peripheral help young athletes stay in the game?

Saving Ely’s Leg

January 2016

Missouri boy back on feet after lawn mower accident

Cook's Recipe

Winter 2016

MU dynamo Jimi Cook is revolutionizing knee replacement surgery.

A Trial of Wound Irrigation in the Initial Management of Open Fracture Wounds

October 8, 2015

The MU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a top participating clinical center in an international trial which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. This trial represents the largest prospective randomized trial in orthopaedics to date. Orthopaedic trauma surgeon Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS, is a member of the writing committee, the central adjudication committee, and the principal site investigator for MU. Other MU participants in the study include Brett D. Crist, MD, FACS, Yvonne M. Murtha, MD, James P. Stannard, MD, David A. Volgas, MD, Linda K. Anderson, RN, Kelly M. Sullivan, RN, Lori K. Clark, RN, Kathleen Markley, RN, and Stacee Clawson, RN.

Growing for Patients

July 2015

Shovels turn for Missouri Orthopaedic Institute expansion.

Making a Splash

July 2015

Cutting-edge knee surgery gets Mizzou diver back to breaking records.

A 'Game Changer' for Patients With Joint Damage?

April 17, 2015

University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have developed a new technology that more than doubles the life of donated tissue used for joint replacements.

New preservation method doubles life for donor tissues

April 5, 2015

MU researchers have created new technology to help double the life of certain donor tissue, making it easier for patients to come in and get joint surgery done at their own convenience.

More youth injury prevention needed as sports seasons begin

Mar 11, 2015

KOMU-8 interviews Dr. Sherman and Dr. Gray on sports-related injury and prevention to promote Knowledge Now and the MOI

Game Changer

March 2015

MU researchers develop technique to improve biologic joint replacement

Injured? Fear Is Your Biggest Enemy.

Feb 24, 2015

Fear, researchers are finding, plays an enormous role in an athlete’s recovery. In fact, it can determine whether or not an athlete ever makes a full recovery—and that fact is often overlooked, says Dr. Aaron Gray, a physician for athletes at the University of Missouri.

19 of the Best Orthopedic Traumatologists in North America

Feb 10, 2015

Gregory J. Della Rocca, M.D., Ph.D., co-chief of orthopedic trauma at the University of Missouri, is listed in Orthopedics This Week's top 19 Traumatologists in North America.

MU Researchers Develop Preservation Method for Donor Tissue

Jan 27, 2015

Technology a ‘game-changer’ for patients with joint damage

$600,000 in grant money distributed to MU Medicine & Engineering

Dec 29, 2014

The Coulter program awarded Dr. Pfeiffer, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the MU Department of Bioengineering and Orthopedic Surgery, grant money for the second year in a row to improve success rates in cartilage transplants.

Most common basketball-related injuries are sprains

November 7, 2014

Aaron Gray, MD, sports medicine physician and assistant professor of family and community medicine, is the author of a Columbia Tribune article about the most common basketball-related injuries.

Mizzou's Ivey finds answers beyond weight room

July 7, 2014

New advancement in the treatment of rotator cuff tears

July 3, 2014

Dr. Matt Smith highlights new research from the Comparative Orthopaedics Lab concerning the advancement of healing rotator cuff tears.

Missouri on cutting edge with DARI equipment

June 22, 2014

MU uses motion lab to improve athletes’ form and minimize injury risk.

Motion capture tech to reduce, prevent injuries

June 18, 2014

If the University of Missouri Tigers play the entire 2014 college football season without an ACL injury, expect the rest of the sporting world to take great interest.

Missouri working with 3-D mapping and motion capture to prevent injuries

June 12, 2014

Dynamic Athletics, a company out of Lenexa, Kan., has been doing 3-D mapping on Mizzou players for use and analysis this fall.

Could new technology bring Mizzou an 'ACL-free' football season?

June 11, 2014

Technology from a Kansas City-based company is being used with the Missouri Tigers football program to better predict injuries before they happen

DARI Motion-Capture System at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (video)

May 28, 2014

3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

May 19, 2014

At the University of Missouri Health Center, 3D printers turn CAT scans into custom models of people's spines, hips, and knees.

Listen to Dr. Theodore Choma on The Orthopedics Show
live from AAOS

Dr. Theodore Choma discusses common causes of back pain and potential treatments while on with The Orthopedics Show with hosts Dr. Ramesh Gidumal & Dr. Nader Paksima.

IGFS Certifies U.S. Geriatric Fracture Care Programs


Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri has been recognized as one of five programs to earn IGFS Geriatric Fracture Care certification.

Listen to Dr. Theodore Choma's interview

Dr. Theodore Choma discusses the future expansion of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and 3D modeling innovations that can be applied to orthopaedic surgery.

Football Helmets Overlooked Piece of the Concussion Puzzle

October 6, 2013

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute surgeon Aaron Gray, MD, discusses one of the biggest issues in football today. 

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Seen in Traumatic Bone Breaks

September 13, 2013

Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in people who suffer traumatic bone fractures, according to a new study by Dr. Crist.

Orthopaedic oncologist raises awareness for sarcoma, watch video

July 22, 2013

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute surgeon Andrea Evenski, MD, is raising awareness for bone and soft-tissue cancer during July, recognized as Sarcoma Awareness Month. 

Industry Leader

July 1, 2013

The high-tech DARI system is just one of the many rehabilitative and diagnostic tools used to treat patients at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. 

Stannard, Cook edit book on knee articular cartilage repair

April 4, 2013

A comprehensive reference book on knee articular cartilage repair has been published under the leadership of two University of Missouri experts. James Stannard, MD, and James Cook, DVM, PhD, are editors of "Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee: Basic Science and Surgical Repair" from Thieme Medical Publishers. 

Research helps advance human health

December 6, 2012

James Cook, professor of small animal and orthopedic surgery, talked about his research using cadaver cartilage, rather than metals or plastics, to replace cartilage in dog joints. 

Orthopaedic Surgery faculty honored for their service to pediatric patients

Dr. Daniel Hoernschemeyer was honored with the Healing Hands Award. The Champion of Hope Award was presented to Dr. Barry Gainor.  

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Friday Night Lights Clinic Provides Rapid Care Of Sports Injuries

Just in time for high school football season, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at University of Missouri Health Care is offering a late-night clinic for young athletes with sports injuries..

Mizzou 'family' helps Josey recover

December 25, 2011

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Receives LEED Certification

Fall 2011

The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification as a high-performance green building.

Research team produces biological joints

December 31, 2010

University of Missouri researchers are continuing to find ways to create biological joints they hope will one day replace the need for artificial metal joints.

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute forges partnership with Columbia Orthopedic Group

September 24, 2010

A new partnership that will provide care and treatment for University of Missouri athletes was announced yesterday as part of a plan to develop a sports medicine fellowship program at the University of Missouri.

'One-stop shop' for surgery opens

May 26, 2010

"We have been very successful in recruiting world-class orthopaedic surgeons to MU. Now we have a facility that will offer a superior platform for patient care, education and research."

MU Researchers Receive NFL Grant to Tackle Meniscus Damage Related to Sports Injuries

December 18, 2009

MU scientists receive $120,000 grant from National Football League Charities.

Professional cyclist Floyd Landis visits MU

Landis tells of his own hip resurfacing procedure during the benefit for the Comparative Orthopaedics Lab.

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent back pain

November 1, 2009

Dr. Craig Kuhns, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery and assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery interviewed.

Dwarfism Awareness

Oct 7, 2009

Dr. Dan Hoernschemeyer, who has treated some 60 patients with dwarfism from Missouri and nearby states, is interviewed by the Columbia Daily Tribune. Read more here.

Orthopaedic chief wants MU to excel

Oct 1, 2009

James Stannard wants to take the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from “good to great.” Stannard began duties as chairman of the department Sept. 1, replacing Jason Calhoun, who left in January. Surgeon B. Sonny Bal had been filling in as interim chairman.

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