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Monday, October 5, 2015
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Given the rise in the number of implants being performed annually and in service, the absolute numbers of periprosthetic fractures are on the rise. By combining the expertise of orthopaedic traumatologists and arthroplasty surgeons, we will provide the membership with the most up to date tools to evaluate and treat periprosthetic fractures following hip and knee arthroplasty.


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Craig J. Della Valle, MD

Dr. Della Valle is a native of New York and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During his residency he spent a full year devoted to clinical and basic science research in the field of adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Della Valle completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University Medical Center and Central DuPage Hospital.

He is presently Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Della Valle is a busy clinician who specializes in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty. A respected researcher, he has more than 150 peer reviewed publications on topics including unicompartmental, primary and revision total knee arthroplasty as well as total hip arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and revision total hip arthroplasty.

Dr Della Valle is a member of The Hip Society, The Knee Society and The International Hip Society. He serves the Education Committee Chairman for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as Member at Large for the Knee Society and as Secretary of the Hip Society.

George J. Haidukewych, MD

Dr. Haidukewych is currently the Academic Chairman and Chief of Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction at Orlando Health, one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Central Florida. After graduating as Valedictorian of his medical school, he trained in Orthopedic Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, in Rochester Minnesota. He then completed an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship in Tampa, Florida. He has over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is a highly sought after speaker on the topics of trauma and revision arthroplasty. He holds over a dozen patents on fixation and arthroplasty devices, and has a particular interest in peri-prosthetic fractures and revision of total hip and total knee arthroplasties.

Frank Liporace, MD

Dr. Liporace is a native of the New York City / Tri-State area. He received his Undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his Medical Degree at New York Medical College. He completed his residency at New York University / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. Dr. Liporace completed a fellowship in Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.

He is presently Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.

Dr. Liporace's practice focuses on complex adult fracture surgery, as well as, primary and revision adult arthroplasty. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications on topics encompassing Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstruction. He has been an invited moderator and lecturer at dozens of national and international forums on advanced fracture care, arthroplasty, and managing the complications and pitfalls of both disciplines.

John Callaghan, MD

Dr. Callaghan is the Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair and Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Bioengineering at the University of Iowa. He went to undergraduate school at the University of Notre Dame, to medical school at Loyola University Chicago, and completed his residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He was a fellow in Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He entered the Army for four years and served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he maintained an academic practice, which included both sports medicine and adult reconstructive hip and knee problems. He then spent two years on the faculty at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Since 1990 he has been at the University of Iowa. He has a practice that includes complex hip and knee primary and revision arthroplasty. He has a large clinical and biomechanics basic science research interest from which he has authored or co-authored over 325 peer reviewed papers. Dr. Callaghan's accomplishments include receiving the American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship as well as the North American Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association. He has been the recipient of six Hip Society Awards, two Knee Society Awards, two William Harris Awards from the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Charnley Career Development Award and the Nicolas Andry Award. He has received the Distinguished Clinical Educator Award of the American Orthopaedic Association and two Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation Clinical Research Awards in 2003 and just recently in 2012. He has co-edited the Adult Hip and the Adult Knee text. He has served as President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, President of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, President of the Iowa Orthopaedic Society, President of the Hip Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and was on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, previously serving as the Head of the Oral Examination Committee and Vice President. He is Past Secretary of the American Orthopaedic Association. He presently serves as President of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the International Hip Society. He has served on multiple review boards, including Associate Editor of the American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Arthroplasty. He has been principal investigator on funded grants from the National Institute of Health, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Veterans Administration.


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