BIMA to present at ORS 2022 Annual Meeting

Recent research from OREC's Biomaterials & Histology Laboratory has been selected for presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2022 Annual Meeting held this year in Tampa, Florida.  The selected work includes contributions by BIMA students and collaborators investigating newly formulated calcium phosphate and collagen composites and, separately, inflammatory host response to implanted guidance systems for early onset scoliosis.  Full details below.

Selected Research

Newly Formulated Calcium Phosphate and Collagen Composite Demonstrates In Vivo Bioactivity and a Balance of Bone Healing and Ceramic Resorption in a Critical-Sized Ovine Femoral Corticocancellous Defect Model

Headshot of Tim GuthriePodium presentation of the this research will take place on Monday, February 7, 2022, in a session titled Biomaterials—Bone Repair and Regeneration.  The work will be presented by Tim Guthrie, an MCW Medical Student interested in radiographic and histologic evaluations of bone grafts and bone graft substitutes.  Tyler Fairwood, a co-author of the submitted work, is a recent graduate of the Marquette-Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, where he focused on Biomaterials and Medical Devices.  His current research is interested in evaluation of bone graft substitutes in clinical models. 

Additional Authors:  Jeffrey M. Toth, Timothy Guthrie, Tyler Fairwood, Gretchen S. Selders, Ian R. Dunkley, and Jeffrey M. Badura


A Comparison of the Inflammatory Host Response to Particulate Debris Adjacent to Unlocked and Locked Screws of a Growth Guidance System for Early Onset Scoliosis

Headshot of Dr. Felix AnkomahThis collaborative research will be presented in poster format under the Spine—Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions category by Dr. Felix Ankomah, an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin whose collaboration with Dr. Toth and OREC's Biomaterials and Histology Laboratory focuses on research involving explant analysis of and tissue response to pediatric spinal growth guidance systems.  The poster will be presented on Sunday, February 6, 2022, between 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.  While presented on Sunday, the poster will be on display on Saturday, February 5th, as well as Sunday, February 6th. 

Additional Authors:  Jeffrey M. Toth, Felix Ankomah, Noriaki Kawakami, and Koki Uno


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