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Putting a Number on Performance: Independent Study Combines Proficiency-based Training Assessments.

The journal Arthroscopy recently published a study conducted at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) which evaluated the comparability of the traditional Arthroscopic Surgery Skills Evaluation Tool (ASSET) with the metrics-based assessments of a virtual reality simulator (the VirtaMed ArthroS™ hip module).

Gabriella Ode, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery at Prisma Health, joins the AOA Podcast for a frank conversation on diversity.

Episode Topics (Part One)

  • The impact of early exposure to orthopaedics on underrepresented populations in orthopaedics
  • Roles of mentors and advocates
  • Fighting back about the misconceptions about diversity
  • Moving beyond tokenism
  • Diversity and recruitment

Air Date: August 6, 2020

Episode Topics (Part Two)

The measures that are being taken to increase diversity and inclusion in orthopaedics

  • AOA’s initiatives to bring issues to a national level
  • COVID-19’s impact on recruitment and how that impacts diversity in residency programs
  • Dr. Ode shares her advice to her younger self and gives her thoughts on how others can help create change

Air Date: August 28, 2020

Study: Coccygectomy effectively manages pain for patients with chronic coccydynia

LAS VEGAS — The pain of chronic coccydynia was effectively managed with total coccygectomy in about 70% of patients through 2-year follow-up, according to results of an observational case series study presented here.

Another 20% of the 70 patients treated with coccygectomy reported additional improvement afterwards, Gabriella Ode, MD, of Charlotte, N.C., said at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

Introducing Dr. Gabriella Ode, M.D.

On Saturday, Gabriella Ode will become Dr. Gabriella Ode, M.D. when she earns a medical degree from Rush Medical College at Rush University on Chicagos West Side. A native of Nigeria, Ode moved to the Chicago area at eight years old and has always had an interest in science. In 2007, she earned a bachelors degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine from the University of Virginia.

I have always had an interest in science, but during my undergraduate years I realized that I also enjoyed working with people directly, Ode told the Chicago Citizen. Medicine paired my interest in both and allowed me to counsel and advise others and have a direct impact on their lives.