Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Comparative Orthopaedics Day Is Friday, April 26, 2013

The 13th Annual Comparative Orthopaedics Day (CO Day ) is Friday, April 26, presented by MU’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. CO Day was developed to provide scientists and clinicians with a forum for presentation and discussion of orthopaedic research.

Dr. Tim Hewett

Dr. Tim Hewett, PhD

This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Tim Hewett, a world-renowned pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the area of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor research. Dr. Hewett is the Director of Sports Medicine and Research and a Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, Orthopaedics, Family Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. He has built a unique program that bridges basic science to clinical application using a multidisciplinary approach, setting the standard for translational orthopaedics. In addition to publishing over 200 peer-reviewed articles with more than 13,000 citations, he has authored a book and several book chapters and received the NCAA’s Excellence in Research Award, the AOSSM O’Donoghue Award, and the APTA Rose Excellence in Research Award, among others.

Location and Registration

Front page of the CO Day Announcement PDF

Click to view the official CO Day Announcement (PDF).

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI)
4th Floor Conference Center
1100 Virginia Avenue
Columbia, MO
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Parking is available in the garage immediately north of MOI.

Registration is free, but you MUST register via email to attend.


Schedule of Events

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions—Dr. Jimi Cook

9:00 a.m. Keynote Lecture: “ACL Injury Is a Real Mizzouri—Prevention Is the Key!”—Dr. Tim Hewett

10:00 a.m.  BREAK

10:30 a.m. Validation of an Inexpensive Portable Sensor for Measuring Knee Abduction Angle During a Drop Vertical Jump—Dr. Aaron Gray

10:50 a.m. Validation of the Mizzou OCA Preservation System in Dogs—Dr. Aaron Stoker

11:10 a.m. Mechanical Insults to Articular Cartilage: Implications for PTOA—Dr. Ferris Pfeiffer

11:30 a.m. Mitigating Mechanical Damage to OCAs During Implantation—Dr. Ferris Pfeiffer

12:00–1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30 p.m. Translational Animal Models for Knee OA: Guidelines for Choosing an Appropriate Study Model—Martin Gregory

1:50 p.m. Comparative Radiographic Analysis of the Distal Femur in the Sagittal Plane: The Golden Spiral—Dr. Derek Fox

2:10 p.m. Hypercholesterolemia and Joint Health—Dr. Keiichi Kuroki

2:30 p.m. In Vitro and In Vivo Effects of Local Anesthetics and Steroids on Synoviocytes, Chondrocytes, and Tenocytes—Dr. Seth Sherman

2:50 p.m.  BREAK

3:20 p.m. Injectible Hemostatic Agent Utilized in Long Deformity Spinal Surgeries: Does It Embolize?—Dr. Craig Kuhns

3:40 p.m. A Whole Organ Model of IVD Degeneration in Dogs—James T. Stannard

4:00 p.m. Analysis of Cartilage and Synovial Tissue Responses to Various Stimuli In Vitro—Alex Cook

4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks—Dr. Jimi Cook

Sponsored by the Littlejohn Family Endowment.