AAOS Research Symposia

EWI I Agenda AAOS/OTA Research Symposia: Extremity War Injuries: State of the Art and Future Directions

  • Principal Investigators : Andrew N. Pollak, MD, and Jason Calhoun, MD
  • Dates : January 24-27, 2006, Washington, D.C
  • Participants : Military and civilian orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, and other medical specialties (by invitation only)
  • Purpose of Workshop : Define current knowledge regarding management of extremity war injuries for NIH, Congress, the Department of Defense, orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, industry, and other relevant governmental agencies. Over 100 individuals attended the symposium, including staff and organizers. The symposium included a site visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Overview of Topics :
    • Wound Management
    • Antibiotics and Infection
    • Stabilization of Long Bones
    • Management of Segmental Bone Defects
    • Amputee Care
  • Final Extremity War Injuries (EWI) Symposium Agenda (PDF 124 Kb)
  • A symposium entitled "Extremity War Injuries: State of the Art and Future Directions," was featured at the at the 2006 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) Special Issue, titled "Extremity War Injuries: State of the Art and Future Directions," was published in September of 2006. AAOS Members can view the supplement by logging in at http://journals.lww.com/jaaos/pages/default.aspx
  • EWI Symposium Supporting Organizations:
    • Amputee Coalition of America
    • Bone and Joint Decade
    • Board of Specialty Societies (formerly COMSS)
    • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
    • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • National Institutes of Health
  • EWI Symposium Sponsors:
    • KCI
    • Medtronic Sofamor Danek
    • Smith and Nephew
    • Synthes
    • Aircast
    • DePuy
    • Stryker
    • Zimmer
    • Orthofix
    • U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program (OTRP)

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