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JBJS Podcast

45. Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium (METRC) and War Injury Research, with special guests Matt Schmitz and Patrick Osborn

In this episode, Marc and Mo are joined by special guests Matt Schmitz (JBJS Deputy Editor for Social Media; San Antonio Military Medical Center; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Brooke Army Medical Center) and Patrick Osborn (Brooke Army Medical Center; Baptist Health System) in a discussion on the research being done by the Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium (METRC) and how the knowledge gained has impacted the ability of the orthopaedic surgeon to treat the injured warrior. Links: • Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). Outcomes Following Severe Distal Tibial, Ankle, and/or Mid/Hindfoot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage and Transtibial Amputation (OUTLET). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Sep 1;103(17):1588-1597. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.01320. PMID: 33979309. • Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC). Effect of Intrawound Vancomycin Powder in Operatively Treated High-risk Tibia Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2021 May 1;156(5):e207259. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2020.7259. Epub 2021 May 12. PMID: 33760010. Subspecialties: • Trauma • Rehabilitation Keywords: Orthopaedics, JBJS, OrthoEvidence, OE, Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium, METRC, USU, wounded warriors, critical bone defects, infection, limb-salvage, antibiotics, limb salvage, debridement, blast injury, high-velocity gunshot wounds, multicenter, rehabilitation, in-the-field treatment, social, economic, psychosocial, DOD, tourniquet, ischemia, femoral fracture, blood-flow restriction, anti-gravity rehabilitation, ACL, shoulder dislocation, DHA, MOTION, Military Orthopedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network, arthroscopy, return to duty, nanotechnology, vancomycin

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