George S. M. Dyer, MD, FAAOS, an attending surgeon in both the Hand and Arm and Trauma Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recently presented his latest research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. According to Healio, his research showed that resident involvement in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for distal radius fractures was linked with longer operative time. Still, there was no difference in rates of episode-of-care adverse events.
Speaking to an audience of orthopaedic colleagues, Dr. Dyer advised, “You can assure your patients that involving a resident [in open reduction and internal fixation for distal radius fractures] does not negatively impact their short-term outcomes.”
Read more about Dr. Dyer’s research on resident involvement in ORIF surgery on the Healio website.