Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Curriculum

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Clinical Component

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The purpose of the Baylor-BRIO Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is to provide sufficient clinical and research exposure. This prepares the fellows for a career as a sub-specialist in sports medicine surgery. The fellow will have an extensive clinical experience with all aspects of athletic injuries, with special emphasis on the knee and shoulder. A yearly caseload with over 2,000 operative arthroscopic surgeries, ligament repairs, and reconstructive procedures provide ample hands-on experience.

There is an extensive office experience in the follow-up of surgically treated injuries, and in their non-operative management. Rehabilitation is emphasized and fellow participation is strongly encouraged.

Each fellow will have experience with professional, Division 1 college, club college and local high school sports teams coverage .

The fellow’s clinical responsibilities are focused on assisting and performing sports medicine procedures at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center at McNair Campus, The San Antonio Orthopedic Group Sports Institute, and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The primary clinical responsibility for ward management falls to the fellows on these services, or to the attending staff positions. The fellows are supervised by attending orthopedic surgeons who are faculty members in Baylor College of Medicine’s Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Fellows participate actively in the operating room either as first assistant or surgeon under direct faculty supervision. They also participate in the sports medicine weekend call schedule, but are not primarily responsible for managing the inpatient services. In very unusual circumstances, such as serious illness, the fellow may be asked to take call or perform ward duties.

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Ancillary Activity

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Fellows are expected to attend designated practices and games of appropriate athletic teams which will include local universities and assigned high school teams.

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Follow-Up Care

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Private offices and hospital clinics.

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Results Recorded

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All patients, diagnoses and procedures computer coded.

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Patients Monthly Clinic/Office

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The fellow is responsible for patient care of the participating physician in the sports medicine service, and supervision of resident patient care.

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Surgery Monthly

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Primarily arthroscopic and open repair/reconstruction.

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Teaching Aids

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  • Video programs and cadaver dissections.
  • Sports Medicine and Lower Extremity Library.
  • Fellow may develop personal slide library by videoing major surgical procedures.
  • All equipment provided.
  • Each fellow is given a set book fund allowance for the program year.