EmergeOrtho Coastal Region held its 18th Annual Orthopedic Symposium on February 25, 2023, at the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. More than 146 healthcare professionals, including nurses, physical therapists, advanced practice providers and physicians, gathered to learn about the latest advancements in orthopedic medicine, with the goal of improving the care and treatment of orthopedic patients.
EmergeOrtho specialists and providers presented on a range of current topics, including the latest advances in arthroscopic shoulder repairs for rotator cuff tears, hip arthroscopy surgery, robotic knee replacement, and outpatient orthopedic surgery. The symposium also provided insight into the diagnosis and treatment of common hand injuries, strategies to address mental health and depression in healthcare professionals responsible for caring for patients, and how to address burnout in the healthcare profession.
The symposium also focused on treating athletes in sports medicine with return-to-play protocols and bridging the gap between therapy progress and rehabilitation for athletes and weekend warriors to return to sports and activities of daily living. Finally, updates in trauma surgery were discussed, including how patients with traumatic injuries are repaired and the future of 3D imprinting in treating trauma patients.
In addition to healthcare professionals, EmergeOrtho invited students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services to the symposium. This opportunity allowed students to learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in orthopedic medicine.
EmergeOrtho Coastal Region continues to lead the way in advancing and improving the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic patients, providing valuable education and training to healthcare professionals, as well as helping the next generation of healthcare professionals stay informed about the latest research and techniques, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.