Here we are in Beaver Creek at our second annual Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Trauma Conference. The target audience is regional orthopaedic traumatologists with the desire to expand their knowledge on common trauma conditions and their management. The venue is exceptional, the Ritz by the green grass covered ski slopes. The Orthopaedic department of our level I academic trauma center organizes this event each year with an attendance that has doubled since 2012. We have learned from the legendary Toney Russell (Campbell clinic) the importance of the antero-medial cortex reduction in intertrochanteric fractures and how mal reduction in this area potentially predicts failure of the construct. Wade Smith (Swedish Trauma Center, Denver, CO) discussed management algorithms for haemodinamically unstable pelvis fractures and pelvic packing, Fernando Baldy from San Paolo Brazil gave us his perspective on the management of neglected long bone fractures in Brazil and amongst other interesting topics, Dr Victorof highlighted the risks of electronic medical records. Amongst the delegates were our 4 full time research fellows (Picture 1), all qualified or in training orthopaedic surgeons in their respective countries: Dr Jiandong Hao from China, Dr Benoit Herbert from France, Dr Derly Cuellar from the USA and Dr Gareth William from Wa ...
Cyril Mauffrey MD, FRCS, Director of research in Orthopaedics, Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Traumatology, Denver Health Medical Centre, University of Colorado, Colorado, USA.