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Thoughts on the Role of Orthopaedics in Basic Research
Augusto Sarmiento, MD
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Augusto Sarmiento, MD
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabil­itation, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1150 Campo Sano Avenue, Suite 301, Coral Gables, FL 33146. E-mail address: asarm@bellsouth.net

The author did not receive grants or outside funding in support of his research or preparation of this manuscript. He did not receive 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, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the author is affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Dec 01;83(12):1902-1904
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In the June 2001 issue of the Orthopaedic Research Society Newsletter, Gunnar Andersson, the past president of the Society, dealt with the shortage of orthopaedists in basic research in an ­address entitled "The Orthopaedic ­Surgeon-Investigator: An Endangered Species."1 In his address, Andersson acknowledged me as one of the presidents of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons "who brought attention and devoted interest to research." Because of that recognition, I decided to set aside the concerns I have about rendering opinions on the subject as I am not a trained researcher.
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