The Orthopaedic Foundation was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located on the East Coast whose primary function is to effectively promote, support, develop and encourage research and education concerning orthopaedic care and advancements in musculoskeletal diseases. It will encourage participation by physicians in orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation whose practice also includes the care of persons with sport-related musculoskeletal injuries.
It will provide academically sound and clinically relevant updates on new technologies in the treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic injuries, and musculoskeletal diseases through an ongoing series of training and workshops. Through a combination of lectures, case presentations and hands on anatomy workshops, participating physicians, fellows and researches will learn about newly acquired information, and have ample time to apply it.
The Foundation is dedicated to the development and presentation of unique continuing medical education programs for physicians, other health care professionals and interested groups. Its focus will be on:
Medical Education for physicians and other health care professionals including: – Hands-on medical education anatomy workshops – Physician training
Medical Research focuses on: – Educational technology including advanced techniques in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery – Advances in treatments of musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis.
Community Outreach: – Presentations to augment and enhance science assignments for middle and high school students – Sports Medicine and Athletic Training programs for high school students. – self management health education programs for arthritis sufferers to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the disease. These programs are designed to complement the services of healthcare providers. – “How to Prevent Sports Injuries” seminars – Rehabilitation programs for “weekend warriors” – Anatomy and physiology lectures and labs will be offered to area medical and nursing schools to give their students off campus continuing education credit opportunities.