Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
The Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Boston University is a 12 month program that provides comprehensive education on adult reconstructive hip and knee surgery. The fellow will gain experience in simple and complex primary hip and knee replacement including partial knee placement and direct anterior hip replacement. Boston Medical Center is a regional trauma center and fellows gain experience in post-traumatic arthritis, conversion of prior surgeries to hip and knee arthroplasty, arthroplasty for acute acetabular fractures, and periprosthetic fractures around the hip and knee. A large portion of our practice is complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty. The fellow will gain extensive experience with revision surgery including complex pelvic reconstruction and mega-prostheses during their training. Fellows will be exposed to computer assisted, CT based navigation and patient specific instrumentation techniques. Our program is a referral center for prosthetic joint infections and offers comprehensive treatment by experts in orthopaedic surgery, infectious disease, pharmacology and microbiology. The fellow will have access to our extensive musculoskeletal research laboratory, national data base as well as the Boston Medical Center Total Joint data base and will be expected to produce 1-2 projects for publication and presentation at meetings. A full time research coordinator and statistician are part of our team. Areas of focus include clinical and translational research, prosthetic joint infection, bone architecture and clinical outcomes affecting public health. The fellow will participate in all aspects of the adult reconstruction service including the operating room, outpatient clinic, weekly didactic conferences and the education of orthopaedic residents and medical students. Applicant must be board eligible or board certified and fully licensed in the state of Massachusetts before the start of the program.