Dr. Tim Dwyer to present UTOSM research at the 2021 Australian Orthopaedic Association

Our research is going global as Dr. Dwyer will attend the 2021 Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting this year and will present on the following four abstracts:
Use of an Artificial Intelligence System for Enhancing Post-Operative Recovery in Hip Arthroscopy Patients: A Quality Improvement Pilot Study
G Hoit, D Burns, J Higgins, T Dwyer, D Whelan, D Ogilvie-Harris, I Kiroplis, J ChahalInjection of Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) for Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial
T Dwyer, G Hoit, A Lee, E Watkins, P Henry, T Leroux, C Veillette, J Theodoropoulos, D Ogilvie-Harris, J Chahal0 versus 30 Degrees For Tibial Graft Fixation During Anatomic Single-bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Bone-patellar Tendon Bone Autograft – A Randomized Controlled Trial
J Chahal, D Whelan, J Theodoropoulos, G Hoit, P Ajrawat, M Betsch, S Doctor, T DwyerIncidence of graft-tunnel mismatch in anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using bone-patella tendon-bone autograft.
T Dwyer, G Hoit, M Sellan, R Gopinath, D Whelan, J Theodoropoulos, J Chahal

The 2020 University of Toronto, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day was a virtual hit!

“Please join us in congratulating our award recipients this year.  Dr. Amit Anand (supervised by Dr. Jihad Abouali) won the T. R. Sullivan Award for Best Overall Research Paper presentation for his work on ‘Perceptions and Attitudes towards post-operative pain and analgesia in Orthopaedics: Implications for the Development of a Patient-Centred Approach to post-operative Pain and Opiod Prescribing’.  Dr. Matthew Florczynski (supervised by Dr. Heather Baltzer) was the recipient of the Dr. Robin Richards Upper Extremity Research award for his work on ‘Factors associated with early and late digital revascularization and replantation failure’.  Drs. Aouod Agenor and Jason Lam also received honorable mention for their work on ‘Gut Microbiome Modulation and Fracture Healing’ and ‘The Achilles study on developing a novel measurement of ruptured tendoachilles as related to function’, respectively.”

Dr. Jim Niu and Dr. Alessandro Francella discuss ‘Sideline Emergencies’ at our fellows Team Physician rounds

A huge thank you to Dr. Niu and Dr. Francella for attending our monthly fellows rounds to discuss ‘Sideline Emergencies’ relating to team sports coverage.  These educational rounds are an integral component of our fellowship program!

A great presentation today by Dr. Abouali for the UTOSM City Wide rounds

To see Dr. Abouali’s presentation and for archived presentations please visit our website, the archive is at the bottom of the page https://utosm.com/about-utosm/education/

Visiting surgeons attend case study session and cadaver lab

8 surgeons from across Canada attended a case study session and hip arthroscopy cadaver lab as part of the 1st UTOSM Hip Symposium. A huge thank you to Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Whelan, Dr. Dwyer and Dr. Chahal who led these sessions and to our sponsor Stryker.

1st UTOSM Hip Symposium was a hit!

An amazing turnout and response from the attendees of our 1st UTOSM Hip Symposium. It was a great day of education and networking. A huge thank you to our speakers Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Danny Whelan, Dr. Jas Chahal, Dr. Tim Dwyer, Dr. John Theodoropoulos, Dr. Bob Bleakney, Darryl Yardley and to our sponsor OSSUR.

Orthopaedic Reserach & Innvoation Take Center Stage at the 2019 COA

This years meeting combined the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, and the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies, showcasing advancements in Orthopaedic research and their translation to clinical practice. It was a wonderful opportunity as a clinical researcher and member of the Orthopaedic Clinical Coordinators Group (OCCG) to network, share perspectives, successes, and obstacles within the Orthopaedic research community, with the OCCG meeting kicking off day one, featuring an incredibly valuable talk from Vantage Bio Trials President Vatche Bartekian on effective project management and quality conduct of complex Orthopaedic research. This years combined meeting offered a diverse array of paper sessions, workshops, and symposia with topics ranging from the current status of bone marrow aspirate in basic science and clinical practice, to the use of machine learning to assess and predict fracture risk.

Presidential Guest Speaker, Neurologist, and Canada’s first female Astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar provided the keynote talk at the opening ceremonies, setting the tone for the conference by highlighting successful approaches to navigating the ever changing landscape within the surgical community, and the ongoing importance of collaboration, ambition, vision, and adaptation as pillars of success in Orthopaedics. With UTOSM representation seen across poster, workshop, and paper sessions, along with a number of UTOSM staff surgeons, fellows, and residents in attendance, it made for a truly memorable time in the beautiful city of Montreal. We look forward to attending and showcasing all that UTOSM has to offer again at next years milestone 75th annual COA in Halifax!

UTOSM participates in the 2019 WCH Run for Women

Team UTOSM participated in the WCH Run for Women this past Saturday with 3 team members finishing in the top 20! Money raised for this event supports the Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Program. Click here to donate

Dr. Erin Boynton presents City Wide Rounds

Thank you to Dr. Erin Boynton who presented on “Assessment and Management of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis” for our City Wide rounds last week. To view this presentation please click here


UTOSM at AAOS in Las Vegas March 2019

At the AAOS meeting in Las Vegas, our UTOSM group received recognition for the following achievements:

Ryan Paul, Danny Whelan and Ryan Khan won the Orthopaedic Video Theater Award as the best Sports Medicine video for “Fixation of Fibular Head Avulsion Fractures with a Proximal Tibiofibular Screw”.

Matt Rubacha and Graeme Hoit received honourable mention in the best poster category.
As you all know, the Sports Medicine presence from the US at the AAOS meeting is huge, so this is a tremendous accomplishment for our group.

Congratulations to all!