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Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Orthopaedic Trauma
Peter A. Cole, MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Minnesota Physicians, Mail Stop 11503L, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-2595
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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.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Nov 01;85(11):2260-2269
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With trepidation and significant enthusiasm, I take the reins for this update from Dr. Donald A. Wiss, the insightful, critical, and thorough surgeon who has demonstrated career stamina that has resulted in a three-decade run in the medical literature and orthopaedic education. Dr. Wiss's Southern California orthopaedic practice has spawned a wealth of clinical information that still provides educational fodder for countless courses and scintillating dialogue. Proud of having maintained his status as "a true general orthopaedic trauma surgeon," he is likely still the favorite session moderator at an Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) meeting or a Fireside Chat. He would seem the perfect choice for an annual column such as this, so it is with great humility that I accept this charge to follow Don. I do so with the respect of a long-time fan that utters those age-old words, "growing up, I used to watch those guys...."
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