Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Orthopaedic Trauma
Peter A. Cole, MD1; Theodore MiclauIII, MD2; Thuan V. Ly, MD1; Julie A. Switzer, MD1; Mengnai Li, MD1; Robert A. Morgan, MD1; Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, FRCSC3
1 Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. E-mail address for P.A. Cole: peter.a.cole@healthpartners.com
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 3A36, San Francisco, CA 94110
3 Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 6 North Trauma, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
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Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 Dec 01;90(12):2804-2822. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.01311
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Changes this year to the Specialty Update on Trauma reflect a clinical trend emerging in the field of orthopaedic traumatology toward greater specialization in certain areas. Examples of crystallizing expertise around certain clinical domains include geriatric and pediatric fracture management. Of course, such has already occurred with regard to anatomic trauma expertise in areas such as the upper extremity, the foot and ankle, the pelvis, and the spine. Accordingly, new sections have been added this year on fragility fractures and fracture treatment in the elderly.
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