Under the supervision of nationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and Greenwich resident Kevin Plancher, the students learned how to bolt, pin together and insert supportive plates into broken forearms during the program, which was designed by The Orthopaedic Foundation (OFALS) in Cos Cob.
BRUNSWICK SCHOOL SCIENCE STUDENTS
LEARN HOW TO SET AND REPAIR BROKEN BONES
AT THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOUNDATION LAB
THE ORTHOPAEDIC FOUNDATION
HOLDS EIGHTH ANNUAL GALA
Gala to Honor Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
And Nationally Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Richard Steadman, MD
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2012 Gala Honorees
Billie Jean King Spirit of an Active Lifestyle Award
WCBS-TV Reporter Katie McGee (pictured at left) with Kevin Plancher MD, Head of Plancher
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Plancher was interviewed on the subject of preventing summer sports injuries.
2012 Gala Honorees
Richard Steadman, MD Excellence in Sports Medicine
Greenwich Based Orthopaedic Foundation Announces Grants For An After School Physical Activity Programs
The Orthopaedic Foundation is proud to announce a new effort to help our children lead healthier lives by offering four financial awards in Fairfield County designed to encourage involvement in physical activity. The Foundation will reimburse one student per age group up to $500 to fund an after school activity that involves physical activity. The age groups are 6-8 years old, 9-13 years old, and 14-18 years old. There will be one individual winner per age group. In addition, the Foundation is offering a $1,000 award to an After School Program that takes active living to heart.
The Orthopaedic Foundation was created as a not-for-profit (501) C (3)
organization whose primary function is to effectively promote, support, develop and encourage research
and education concerning minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery and advancements in musculoskeletal
diseases. The Foundation is additionally committed to initiatives that educate individuals of all ages
who are passionate about a healthy and active lifestyle and engage in self directed practices to
maintain that lifestyle. The aim of the Foundation is to discover new modalities for the treatment of
orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal disease, to promote injury prevention, and to explore
minimally invasive treatments that guarantee shorter recovery time and faster return to daily
Attaining our goals:
A BioSkills Laboratory facility was included in the design of the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active
Lifestyles site. This laboratory contains six dry/wet stations and one pro-session area that allow
surgeons, physicians and health care professionals to experience hands-on training. The BioSkills
Laboratory is electronically capable of transmitting educational seminars and anatomy workshops to
physicians, researchers and fellows participating off site at teaching hospitals and universities --
literally throughout the world.
Community Outreach has always been a strong focus of the Orthopaedic Foundation's mission. Offering
classes to high school science students in our lecture area and Bio Skills lab has raised the level of
these students' enthusiasm for and understanding of the science of orthopaedics. Lecture series for
the general public on sports and activity injury prevention, repair and rehabilitation for osteoporosis
and osteoarthritis has underscored the Foundation's commitment to allowing people of all ages to "stay
in the game".
A Medical / Research Fellowship is offered through the Orthopaedic Foundation each year. This
fellowship is designed to offer an extensive clinical and research experience in ligament
reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. This is an active and exciting clinical experience,
achieved through a wide spectrum of operative cases.
Numerous Clinical Trials are conducted each year under the auspices of the Orthopaedic Foundation for
Active Lifestyles. These trials allow the Foundation to offer to the general public information about
the latest trends and access to health care professionals on topics including musculoskeletal disease
treatment, pain management and the like.
Guiding our Steps:
The Orthopaedic Foundation is guided by a talented and diverse Board of Directors
who take seriously our education and research mission, and who fully believe in "Staying in the
Game…for Life!" Outreach to major corporations who work in orthopaedic and sports medicine, contact
with organizations who provide educational support to the general public, and engagement of individuals
who believe in a healthy, active lifestyle will continue to be defined by the Board as our areas of
focus and excellence.
For additional information, contact Stephanie Petterson, PhD at 203-869-2002 ext 402 or SPetterson@ofals.org.