Lots of new papers & chapters. See what your Fellow Fellows
wrote while at AORI.
Is your contact
info correct? If not, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
many of you know, Charlie and I have been looking forward to spending
more time on our boats and tractors. As we meander towards retirement,
we have been looking for a new doctor for the Anderson Clinic Alexandria
office. Meet our newest colleague.
your absolute worse-ever case ready. And bring it to the Next
Fellow's Reunion, Thursday, September 4 - Saturday, September 6.
show: We've all seen that even experienced surgeons can disagree
on a diagnosis of osteolysis. This presentation, given by Dr. Andy Engh
at the AAOS 2003 Annual Meeting gives the stats and the facts. If you'd
like to read the abstract of this paper (JOA, Sept. 2002), see Interobserver
and Intraobserver Variability in Radiographic Assessment of Osteolysis.
in the Ridgeway household (fellow 1999-2000)
light: Andy Holmes. One
of this year's fellows is moving close by....
in our latest research? AORI's 2002 and 2003 publications are highlighted
on our on knee research
and hip research
joins the Anderson Clinic
Hamilton -- Bill -- will become the newest member of the Anderson
Clinic this coming Fall. On the professional side, Bill is devoted
to excellence in patient care and enjoys research; on the personal
side, his interests include sports, family, friends, and music.
grew up in Ithaca, New York, and from there went to Brown University,
where he earned a psychology degree and played football (a 4-year
Varsity Letterman). We're glad to say that Bill's bedside manner
has been more influenced by his psychology degree and ensuing
medical training than his football background.
went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine. He chose the medical field, because he felt
medicine gave him the opportunity to help others. Believing that
"a joint replacement has great potential to improve the quality
of a person's life," he focused on othopaedics and total
During his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
in Philadelphia, Bill performed a high volume of primary primary
and revision knee and hip surgeries. While a resident, he also
served as Administrative Chief Resident and received the award
for outstanding performance by a senior resident in orthopaedic
Bill didn't get his fill of research during his Fellowship with
us, and he is looking forward to doing more research while carrying
out his practice. He has started an analysis concerning the use
of cruciate-retaining knee implants to treat knees with valgus
arthritis. As most of you know, no studies have assessed cruciate-retaining
knees with this type of deformity.
Bill isn't working or buying furniture with his wife, Beth, for
their new home, he might find time to get back to one of his hobbies
playing guitar. His tastes range from James Taylor to Led
Zepplin to Cat Stevens. Now, that's a doctor with versatile skills.
Among friends, Bill is known for his "American Idol"
welcome Bill and hope many of you will meet him at our next Fellows'
Society Reunion-- Don't miss it!
from your president:
Get out your palm pilot!
2. Reserve Sep. 4 - Sep. 6 for our reunion
us an abstract for the most horrendous case you ever had.
time to start thinking about our fellowship reunion, scheduled for September
4th through 6th at AORI. Currently, the schedule is as follows:
September 4, 2003:
BioSkills /Hip Day/
Evening reception at Charlie's house
September 5, 2003:
BioSkills /Knee Day/
Evening, Dinner and Boating with Charles and Andy
September 6, 2003:
Afternoon Golf at Augustine Golf Course
Evening Dinner hosted by Bill Hamilton
I am requesting
abstracts for the scientific session. Please send them in as soon
as possible. We are going to try something new this year. A first annual
"Tell It All Brother" award will be given to the former
fellow who presents the absolute worst case with the most complications.
This is a coveted award and any former fellow should be proud to win this
title. Therefore, I request that you bring your absolute worse case with
the most ridiculous complications imaginable.
will get an opportunity to present his case during the scientific session.
A secret panel will determine the winner. An award will be given Saturday
evening at dinner. I expect all fellows to bring their worst case.
I look forward
to seeing each of you at the meeting.
Paul C. Peters, Jr., M.D.
Ridgeway Family Member
Stephen Ridgeway, MD, Fellow 1999-2000
Hi, I just
thought I would update you on recent events with my family and me.
In case you haven't heard, I relocated back to Greenville, SC (home
for me) to join Piedmont Orthopaedic Associates. We moved about
a year ago. Things are busy here.
Also, my wife,
Mary, and I just had a new baby: Stephen McDaniel Ridgeway. Born
12/10/02. We're calling him Mac. He's doing great. His big brother
Hal is doing a good job teaching him the ropes at the Ridgeway house.
I hope things are going well for all of you.
and Mary Ridgeway with big brother Hal and little guy Mac.
Ridgeway's new address is in our Fellows
light: Andy Holmes
Dr. Andrew Holmes leaves his Fellowship next month, he will just
move "up the street" from us, so to speak. Andy is joining
the Washington Hospital Center, a 900-bed facility in northwest
Washington, D.C. Along with working as a staff orthopaedic surgeon,
Andy plans to develop a joint practice.
The reason for
Andy's choice of cities are in family ties in the Washington area.
His wife, Allison, grew up in the area; in fact, Andy met her during
his research fellowship in the Pediatric Branch of the National
Cancer Institute of NIH following undergraduate school. Andy says
that the biggest thing to come out of that early internship was
meeting his wife. But his research in Cytokines at the time also
introduced him to biotechnology and new bone morphogenetic proteins,
which will play large role in the future of orthopaedics.
internship also gave him a head start on biology before he entered
med school. Andy earned his medical degree at the Thomas Jefferson
University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. From there, he went
to the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina,
for an intership in general surgery and his orthopaedic residency.
at Anderson Clinic, Andy is using AORI's improved ability to detect
osteolysis with CT technolog, while he researches the association
of acetabular osteolysis and fractures.
in the past Andy's social activities included hockey and digital
video, today most of his time outside of the hospital revolves around
his wife, his 4-year-old son, Peter, and his 2-year-old daughter,
Lilly. It sounds like Andy would have it no other way. By the time
this letter reaches you, it is likely that Andy will be changing
diapers on their fifth family member, expected in June.
wish Andy much success at this exciting time in his life.
We're still hoping you send us
your news, research abstracts, and interesting cases to post on this quarterly
E-mail them to: Research@aori.org.