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Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Department

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC)


The Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is an 850 bed tertiary care and Level 1 Trauma Center located in the Southwest corner of North Carolina, serving a population area of over 1.5 million patients. The Trauma Service is staffed with 8 fulltime General Surgery Trauma/ Critical Care Surgeons. Four fulltime Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons provide the majority of the musculoskeletal trauma care. The Orthopaedic Department houses an active residency program and trains 3 orthopeadic trauma fellows each year. Over 4,300 trauma patients are admitted annually and the hospital has the highest ER visits in the state each year (120,000/yr). The Orthopaedic Trauma Program is 18 years old. The research efforts are supported by a 6 person Clinical Research Division. The program presents and published over 8 original papers a year and was a co-recipient of the 2003 Kappa Delta Award for the LEAP Study. The Orthopaedic Trauma Team is actively engaged in over 20 research projects at this time, ranging from investigator initiated to FDA Clinical Trials. The Orthopaedic Trauma Team has significant experience with multi-center trials and emphasizes the value of prospective, randomized outcomes research. CMC was a participant in the LEAP Study and is a member of both the SEF and the OTR Consortiums.

Site Principal Investigator: Michael J. Bosse, MD Captain, USNR (ret)

Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203