Columbia Orthopedics at the 2021 AAOS Annual Meeting

Columbia Orthopedics is well represented at this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place from August 31st to September 3rd in San Diego, California. Faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students from across many of the department’s divisions, are expected to attend and present a variety of courses, research, presentations, and videos. Columbia Orthopedics members are scheduled to present every day of the conference.

Despite uncertain times, Columbia Orthopedics will be well-represented at AAOS in San Diego with multiple presentations, ICLs, symposia, and educational offerings. We are proud of our faculty, fellows, residents and medical students continuing to wave the NYOH/Columbia Orthopedics banner!

William N. Levine, MD

See below for the syllabus of presentations, posters, and videos being presented by Columbia Orthopedics:

Daily Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 31

Instructional Course Lectures

Own Your Patient’s Bone Health: Know How to Treat Prior to Spine Surgery

Moderator: Paul Anderson, MD; John Dimar II, MD

Panelist: Ronald Lehman, MD

Metabolic bone disease causes major morbidity in the aging skeleton requiring orthopaedists to have improved knowledge of the physiology, diagnosis, and currently available treatment regimes. 

8:00AM - ICL 111 - Room 4


From A to P: Technical Pearls to Master Shoulder Instability Surgery

Moderator 1: William Levine, MD

This technique-based course focuses entirely on technical pearls and skills for mastering shoulder instability surgery, for both open and arthroscopic cases.

4:00PM - ICL 168 - Room 8

Paper Presentations

The Posterior Cranial Vertical Line: A Novel Global Sagittal Alignment Parameter that Correlates to Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Development following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Authors: Paul Park, MD; Cole R. Morrissette, BA, MA; Nathan J. Lee, MD; Meghan Cerpa, MPH; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Paper 039 –  Ballroom 6E
8:10 AM


Intraoperative vs. Postoperative Radiographic Coronal Balance for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

Authors: Alex Ha, MD; Alexander Tuchman, MD; Justin Mathew, MD; Nathan J. Lee, MD; Meghan Cerpa, MPH; Andrew J. Luzzi, MD; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Paper 043 –  Ballroom 6E
8:40 AM


Aspirin is a Good Prophylaxis Option for Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Femoral Neck Fracture Undergoing Arthroplasty

Authors: Emanuele Chisari, MD; Roshan P. Shah, MD, JD; Matthew Levitsky, MD; Nicolas S. Piuzzi, MD; Carlos A. Higuera Rueda, MD; Daniel C. Santana; Syona Satwah, BS; Timothy Tan, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD

Paper 209 –  Ballroom 6E
2:30 PM


Novel Application of the Internal, Magnetically-Controlled, Telescopic Nail to the Extramedullary Femur in the Skeletally Immature Patient: Early Results

Authors: Katherine Rosenwasser, MD; Nickolas J. Nahm, MD; Philip K. McClure, MD; John E. Herzenberg, MD; Shawn C. Standard, MD

Paper 315 –  Room 32
4:45 PM

Career Development, Influencers Series

Navigating the Challenges of Mentoring in Today’s Environment

Moderator: Selina Poon, MD
Presenters: Lattisha L. Bilbrew, MD; Seth S. Leopold, MD; William N. Levine, MD; Claudia L. Thomas, MD; Jennifer M. Weiss, MD

Learn about the nuts and bolts on how to create, build, and continue to have meaningful mentoring relationships with surgeons of all gender and ethnicity in today’s environment.

3:00PM - Room 28E


Orthopaedic Influencers Series Presents Dr. Matthew T. Provencher

Interviewer: Molly Day, MD

Moderator: William Levine, MD

Get up close and personal and learn what it takes to become an influencer as Residents interview those that have the power to positively change through knowledge, position, and authority in orthopaedics.

10:30AM - Ballroom 6D

Wednesday, September 1

Instructional Course Lectures

Management of the Challenging Rotator Cuff Tear

Moderator: Brian R. Waterman, MD;

Panelists: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA; Michael T. Freehill, MD; William N. Levine, MD

This course explores the systematic evaluation and management of challenging rotator cuff tears, including

repair, augmentation, superior capsular reconstruction, balloon arthroplasty, and orthobiologic adjuncts.

3:30PM - ICL 268 – Ballroom 6F

Thursday, September 2

Instructional Course Lectures

Bone Tumors in the Young Person: Diagnosis and Management

Moderator: Wakenda K. Tyler, MD, MPH

Panelists: Adam S. Levin, MD; Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD

This course is a review of the most current treatment of the most common benign and malignant bone tumors in pediatric and young adult patients.

8:00AM - ICL 307 - Room 30A

Paper Presentations

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Outcomes in Free-Hand vs. Sensor-Guided Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Results from the Short Term

Authors: Nana O. Sarpong, MD; Matthew Grosso, MD; Michael B. Held, MD; Carl L. Herndon, MD; Fnu Akshay, MD; Roshan P. Shah, MD, JD; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Jeffrey A. Geller, MD

Paper 450 – Ballroom 6A
8:00 AM


Intraoperative Scrub-Nurse Handoffs Increase Operative Times for Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

Authors: Austin C. Kaidi, MSc; Bradley Hammoor, BS, MS; Jakub Tatka, MD; Alexander L. Neuwirth, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Paper 508 – Ballroom 6B
11:10 AM


Trends in Orthopaedic Related Google Search Volume during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

Authors: Cesar D. Lopez, BS; Michael Constant; Joel Peterson, MD; Elise Bixby, MD; Thomas R. Hickernell, MD; Charles M. Jobin, MD

Paper 552 – Ballroom 20A
1:40 PM


The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Applicants During the 2021 Residency Match Cycle in the United States: A Prospective Cohort Study of Rising Fourth-Year Medical Students

Authors: Nicholas C. Danford, MD; Connor Crutchfield, BA; Amiethab Aiyer, MD; Charles M. Jobin, MD; William N. Levine, MD; Thomas S. Lynch, MD

Paper 559 – Ballroom 20A
2:30 PM

Specialty Societies

Neurologic injury Lumbar PSO

Presenter: Ron Lehman, MD

1:30 PM - Ballroom 6E


Friday, September 3

Paper Presentations

The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on High School and Collegiate Athletes

Authors: Justin Hellwinkel, MD, MSc; David Trofa, MD; Rifat Ahmed, BS, Frank Alexander, ATC, MS; Thomas S. Lynch, MD; Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Paper 692 – Ballroom 6E


Fusion, Foraminotomy, and Arthroplasty of the Cervical Spine in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Evaluating Return to Play

Authors: Venkat Boddapati, MD; Josephine R. Coury, MD; Joseph Lombardi, MD; David Trofa, MD; Zeeshan M. Sardar, MD; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; K. Daniel Riew, MD

Paper 750 – Ballroom 6E

AANA/ASES Specialty Society Session

Add Another Layer: My Case for Rotator Cuff Tear Augmentation

Presenter: William N. Levine, MD

9:04 AM - Ballroom 20B


Panel Cases

Panelists: Bassem T. Elhassan, MD; Brian T. Feeley, MD; James D. Kelly, MD; John M. Tokish, MD; Mark H. Getelman, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD; Vani J. Sabesan, MD; William N. Levine, MD

9:44 AM - Ballroom 20B


Leadership: Where We Are Now and Where Will We Be in Five Years

Presenters: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA; William N. Levine, MD

12:08 PM - Ballroom 20B


Panel / Questions and Answers

Panelists: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA; Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD; Joseph A. Abboud, MD; Larry D. Field, MD; Louis F. McIntyre, MD; Mark A. Frankle, MD; Mark H. Getelman, MD; Patrick J. Denard, MD; William N. Levine, MD

12:20 PM - Ballroom 20B


Hand & Upper Extremity

Recurrence Rates of Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Cysts following Arthroscopic vs. Open Surgical Excision: A Retrospective Comparison

Authors: Matthew W. Konigsberg, MD; Liana J. Tedesco, MD; John Mueller, MD; Jacob R. Ball, BS; Chia H. Wu, MD, MBA; R. K. Kadiyala, MD, PhD; Robert J. Strauch, MD; Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Poster – P0179

August 31

Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Femoral Neck Notching in Dual Mobility Implants: Is this a Reason for Concern?

Authors: Katherine A. Lygrisse, MD; Chelsea N. Matzko, BA; Roshan P. Shah, MD, JD; William B. Macaulay, MD; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Ran Schwarzkopf, MD; Matthew S. Hepinstall, MD

Poster – P0038

August 31


Operative Duration and Short-Term Postoperative Complications following Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

Authors: Michael B. Held, MD; Venkat Boddapati, MD; Nana O. Sarpong, MD; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Roshan P. Shah, MD, JD; Jeffrey A. Geller, MD

Poster – P0110

August 31


Cemented Femoral Stems Reduce Risk of Early Periprosthetic Fracture in High Risk Total Hip Arthroplasty Cohort

Authors: Luke G. Menken, DO; Zachary Berliner, MD; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD

Poster – P0509

September 2


Iliopsoas Impingement after Anterior Hip Arthroplasty; Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatments

Authors: Leonard T. Buller, MD; Luke G. Menken, DO; Evan J. Hawkins, MD; Marcel A. Bas, MD; Gilbert Roc, MD, BS; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD

Poster – P0534

September 2


Preoperative Albumin, Transferrin, and Total Lymphocyte Count as Risk Markers for Postoperative Complications following Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review

Authors: Chukwuemeka Mbagwu, MD; Matthew Sloan, MD; Alexander L. Neuwirth, MD; Ryan S. Charette, MD; Keith D. Baldwin, MD; Atul F. Kamath, MD; Charles L. Nelson, MD; Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD

Poster – P0565

September 2


Risk of Instability following Revision Surgery for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Authors: Luke G. Menken, DO; Zachary Berliner, MD; Yevgeniy Korshunov, MD; Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Matthew S. Hepinstall, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD

Poster – P0618

September 2

Pediatric Orthopedics

How Low Can You Go? Evaluation of Implant Density in Growing Construct Conversion to Posterior Spinal Fusion for Early Onset Scoliosis

Authors: Lindsay M. Andras, MD; Edward Compton, BS; Purnendu Gupta, MD; Jaime A. Gomez, MD; Kenneth D. Illingworth, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Steven W. Hwang, MD; Matthew Oetgen, MD; Jennifer Schottler, MPT; George H. Thompson, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; John T. Smith, MD; Pediatric Spine Study Group

Poster – P0710

September 2

Shoulder, Elbow, & Sports Medicine

Intraoperative Scrub Nurse Handoffs Increase Operative Times for Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Sports Procedures

Authors: Thomas R. Hickernell, MD; Austin C. Kaidi, MSc; Bradley Hammoor, BS, MS; Jakub Tatka, MD; Alexander L. Neuwirth, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Poster – P0401

August 31


Respiratory Compromise after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Incidence, Subsequent Complications, and Independent Predictors

Authors: Venkat Boddapati, MD; Nathan J. Lee, MD; Justin Mathew, MD; Cesar D. Lopez, BS; Joseph Lombardi, MD; Marc D. Dyrszka, MD; Zeeshan Sardar, MD; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; K. Daniel Riew, MD

Poster –P0344

August 31


Hybrid Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion and Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Short-Term Complications, Reoperations, and Readmissions

Authors: Venkat Boddapati, MD; Nathan J. Lee, MD; Justin Mathew, MD; Joseph Lombardi, MD; Meghana Vulapalli, BS; Marc D. Dyrszka, MD; Zeeshan Sardar, MD; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; K. Daniel Riew, MD, FAAOS

Poster – P0837

September 2


Surgeon Performance and Patient Outcome Improvement through Multiyear Dashboard Reporting: Tracking and Sustaining Change

Authors: Michelle Marks, PT, MA; Maty Petcharaporn, BS; Monica Lee; Mary Dalupang; Ronald A. Lehman, MD; Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD; Vidyadhar V. Upasani, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Suken A. Shah, MD; Tracey Bastrom, MA; Burt Yaszay, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; Firoz Miyanji, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Baron Lonner, MD; Jack M. Flynn, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Harms Study Group

Poster – P0845

September 2

Video Lectures

Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Techniques for Minimizing Instability in Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty

Authors: Herbert J. Cooper, MD; Samuel Rodriguez; Jennifer Bido, MD; Jason L. Blevins, MD; Luke G. Menken, DO; Austin C. Kaidi, MSc; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD

Instability via the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty is minimized by preserving capsular structures, performing provocative stability tests, and optimizing soft-tissue tension.

Video Theater – OVT15

Pediatric Orthopedics

Single-Incision Approach to Tibial and Fibular Osteotomies in the Management of Rotational Deformities

Authors: Katherine Rosenwasser, MD; Philip K. McClure, MD; John E. Herzenberg, MD

Rotational malalignment is a cause of pain and dysfunction in growing children. This video presents a novel, single-incision approach to tibial and fibular osteotomies for torsional correction.

Video Theater – OVT54

Shoulder, Elbow, & Sports Medicine

Button Repair: A Novel Technique for Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair in Terrible Triad Injuries

Authors: Liana J. Tedesco, MD; Michael B. Held, MD; R. K. Kadiyala, MD, PhD; Matthew W. Konigsberg, MD

This video describes a technique that involves the use of a cortical button for the management of a lateral ulnar collateral ligament injury in a patient with a terrible triad injury of the elbow.

Video Theater – OVT84


Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Using a Bone-Sparing, Precision, Multiplanar Humeral Prosthesis

Authors: Liana J. Tedesco, MD; John T. Heffernan, MD; William N. Levine, MD

This video demonstrates surgical steps for anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty with the use of a bone-sparing, precision, multiplanar humeral prosthesis.

Video Theater – OVT85


Outerbridge-Kashiwagi Procedure for the Management of a Supracondylar Humerus Fracture Malunion (O-K Procedure)

Authors: Rami Alrabaa, MD; Matthew E. Simhon, MD; R. K. Kadiyala, MD, PhD

This video presents the technique for the Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure for the management of a mechanical block secondary to posttraumatic heterotopic bone formation.

Video Theater – OVT93