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The Orthopaedic Trauma Service of the Orthopaedic Institute

Florida Orthopaedic Institute / Tampa General & St. Joseph’s Hospitals (FOI)

   

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) of the Orthopaedic Institute consists of seven full-time fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists that specialize in the care of fractures and fracture-related problems, such as non-unions, mal-unions, post-traumatic arthritis, deformity correction, infections, pelvis/hip reconstruction, and foot/ankle reconstruction.  The group had over 2100 admissions for operative fractures in 2007.  The OTS is currently engaged in 22 research projects, including prospective randomized trials, multi-center trials, retrospective and biomechanical studies. The OTS research team is part of the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Corsortium, and was a co-recipient of the 2003 Kappa delta Award for the LEAP Study.  The OTS traumatologists have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.  The group has an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship program, and trains orthopaedic residents from around the country in their Trauma rotation. Military surgeons participate in both the Fellowship Program and residency training. The OTS provides coverage at both Level I and Level II trauma facilities in the Tampa Bay area treating a high volume of operative cases each year.  A five-person research support staff, an Orthopaedic Trauma Registry, a digital radiograph database and a Biomechanical Research Laboratory are available to assist the OTS surgeons in their research program.

Site Principal Investigator: Dr. Roy Sanders