Western Orthopaedic Association 2014

The Western Orthopaedic Association meeting took place on the Kona Coast, at the Fairmont Orchid. The Loma Linda University group had several papers that were presented over the days of the meeting.


Robert Quigley: Comparison of bupivacaine and liposomal bupivacaine toxicity in articular chondrocytes


Krysten Bell: Comparison of skin surface pressure beneath bias-cut stockinette versus elastic bandage wrapped splints
Andrew Yang: MRI evaluation of the knee with non-ferromagnetic external fixators: cadaveric knee model
Mark Mildren: Medicare insurance prolongs hospital stay following total shoulder arthroplasty in patients discharged to skilled nursing facility


Mark Mildren: Readmission rates are not affected by length of hospitalization following total shoulder arthroplasty

They all did a great job. Before, between, and after the meetings, some of us were able to take time to steal away, including excursions to other parts of the island and a hike up Mauna Kea.

The meeting finished off with a luau at Turtle Pointe, featuring the performance, “Gather of the Kings.” The dance and music charted the Polynesians’ path through the ocean, guided by Hokule’a and Io to find the promised land of Hawaiki.

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