The 50th Annual EOA Meeting

Lectures and research from Columbia Orthopedics faculty and residents

October 16, 2019
50th Annual Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA) meeting flyer

The 50th Annual Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA) meeting program includes talks, research, and award presentations featuring various Columbia Orthopedics faculty and residents. The meeting will take place October 16th to 19th in Palm Springs, Florida. The EOA was developed for orthopedic and trauma surgeons to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art of science and orthopedic surgery. The Association's annual meeting serves as a forum for educating and sharing orthopedic methods and principles among its members.

Our increasing involvement in EOA this year is exciting, and reflects on some of the cutting-edge research happening within our department.  The annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity to share our research with a receptive audience, and to continue to learn from other top orthopedic programs across the eastern US.

- H. John Cooper, MD

Award Winning Research by Columbia Orthopedics Residents 

Current resident Nana O. Sarpong, MD, MBA will receive the Ranawat Award, on October 19th, for his paper titled “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Outcomes in Free-Hand Versus Sensor-Guided Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Results from the Short Term.” The award is presented to the resident or fellow with the top paper presented at the annual meeting. Dr. Sarpong will also have the opportunity to present his paper at the 2020 AAOS Annual Meeting on March 24th – 28th in Orlando, Florida. The award is valued at $2,500.

2019 residency graduate Matthew J. Grosso, MD will receive the Amar S. Ranawat, MD Donor Award, on October 18th, for his abstract titled “The Effect of Pre-Operative Anemia on Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty.” The grant, donated by EOA Program Chair Anil S. Ranawat, MD and valued at $1,000, is awarded to the resident or fellow with a top abstract that was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting.

See below for the syllabus of presentations, lectures, and papers being presented by Columbia Orthopedics faculty and residents:


Thursday, October 17

Rapid Fire Presentations - Session 2B – Health Economics and Policy
  • 4:30 PM – 4:35 PM – Opioid Prescriptions by Orthopaedic Surgeons in a Medicare Population: Recent Trends, Potential Complications, and Characteristics of High Prescribers. Venkat Boddapati, MD. 
Rapid Fire Presentations - Session 2A – Total Knee
  • 5:00 PM – 5:05 PM – Cement Mantle Not Affected by Tourniquetless TKA Using Tranexamic Acid. Carl L. Herndon, MD. (Authors: Herndon CL, Grosso MJ, Sarpong NO, Shah RP, Geller JA, Cooper HJ)

Friday, October 18

Concurrent Presentations - Session 4A – Spine: Hot Topics
  • 8:33 AM – 8:40 AM – Total Discs: Fad or Fiction? Louis F. Amorosa, MD.
General Session 5 – Award Abstract Presentations - Amar S. Ranawat, MD Donor Grant
  • 9:48 AM – 9:53 AM – The Effect of Pre-Operative Anemia on Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Matthew J. Grosso, MD. (Authors: Grosso MJ, Boddapati V, Shah RP, Geller JA, Cooper HJ, Neuwirth AL)

Saturday, October 19

Symposium 4 – Top Hip Approaches
  • 7:05 AM – 7:12 AM – Anterior Approach: New Gold Standard. H. John Cooper, MD.
General Session 8 – Award Abstract Presentations – Ranawat Award
  • 9:45 AM – 9:50 AM — A Randomized Controlled Trial of Outcomes in Free-Hand vs. Sensor-Guided Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Results from the Short Term. Nana O. Sarpong, MD, MBA. (Authors: Sarpong NO, Grosso MJ, Lakra A, Herndon CL, Held MB, Jennings E, Shah RP, Cooper HJ, Geller JA)
Rapid Fire Presentations - Session 4C – Sports Medicine
  • 1:25 PM – 1:30 PM – Prolonged Hospital Stay Following Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Hasani W. Swindell, MD.
Rapid Fire Presentations - Session 4A – Total Hip
  • 1:40 PM – 1:45 PM – Outcomes after Conversion of Failed Hemiarthroplasty to Total Hip Arthroplasty. Nana O. Sarpong, MD, MBA. (Authors: Sarpong N, Grosso M, Held M, Jennings E, Shah RP, Geller JA, Cooper HJ)