Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

Open Access

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Volume 16, Issue 2 (2020)

    Research Pages: 1 - 4

    Factors Used by Program Directors in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Match

    Travis Menge, Ashley Nord, Kendall Hamilton, Monica LaPointe, and Peter J.L. Jebson

    DOI: 10.37421/jos.2020.16.2

    Background: Obtaining an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship position is becoming more difficult, as the number of residents seeking post-graduate training continues to increase.

    Objective: To identify factors that orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellowship program directors deem valuable in selecting applicants.

    Methods: A web-based questionnaire was sent to all ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship program directors in the United States in 2016. The questionnaire was designed to identify the most important criteria in selecting applicants for an interview, and ranking candidates to match into their program.

    Results: Thirty-five of ninety-one program directors responded. The criteria for offering an applicant an interview were quality of recommendation letter, technical competence, and residency program reputation. Letters of recommendation that held the highest value were from the chief of sports medicine and another sports medicine surgeon in the department. The most important features of the interview were the applicant’s ability to articulate thoughts, the maturity of the applicant, and the ability of the applicant to listen well. The attributes deemed most important in high ranking a candidate included the applicant’s commitment to hard work, quality of the interview, and quality of letters of recommendation.

    Conclusion: There are identifiable factors considered important by sports medicine fellowship directors when selecting candidates for an interview and ranking them in the match process. With increasing costs of the application process and competition among applicants, this information can be valuable to medical students and residents considering a career in orthopedic sports medicine.

    Review Pages: 1 - 3

    Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Hip Arthroscopy

    Collin LaPorte, Michael Rahl, and Travis J Menge

    DOI: 10.37421/jos.2020.16.3

    Hip arthroscopy is a rapidly growing field due to its significant diagnostic and therapeutic value in the management of numerous hip disorders. Adequate control of postoperative pain in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy continues to be a challenging and evolving area in orthopedics. In the absence of standardized protocols for pain management in these patients, a variety of different approaches have been utilized in an effort to find a regimen that is effective at reducing postoperative pain, narcotic consumption, and cost to the patient and healthcare system. We present a comprehensive review of the current literature regarding the utilization of peripheral nerve blocks for pain management in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy.

    Case Report Pages: 1 - 4

    Spontaneous Splenic Rupture Case Report

    Saad Slaiki, Hicham El Bouhaddouti, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Khalid Ait Taleb and El Bachir Benjelloun

    DOI: 10.37421/jos.2020.16.1

    A spontaneous splenic rupture is a rare entity. The classic treatment remains splenectomy but several recent works has highlighted the value of conservative treatment. We report the case of a young man who had a spontaneous spleen rupture in association with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and who benefited from a conservative treatment.

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