Regions Trauma Center/Univ. of Minnesota Orthopaedic
Peter A. Cole, MD
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640 Jackson St MS:11503L Saint Paul, MN 55101-2502
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The experience includes exposure to a Level I Trauma setting and the University of Minnesota medical system. The fellows will have an opportunity to work directly with at least nine fulltime orthopaedic trauma faculty, covering clinical and research domains including surgery of the pelvis and acetabulum, foot & ankle and upper extremity, post-traumatic joint reconstruction, correction of malunion, treatment of bone infection, management of the multiply-injured patient, and specific programs in pediatric and geriatric orthopaedic trauma. The program hospital, Regions Hospital in St. Paul, admits over 2048 orthopaedic patients and performs over 8765 orthopaedic procedures annually. The catchment for high energy or complex trauma, as well as referred tertiary care extends broadly and beyond the four surrounding states. The fellowship also includes a weekly citywide Musculoskeletal Trauma Conference, a daily Fracture Round Conference, a weekly University of Minnesota Grand Rounds, monthly quality assurance and multidisciplinary trauma care, and statewide Emergency Medical Systems orientation. Air and ground LifeLink activations experience is optional. Successful completion of the fellowship includes the execution of two publishable manuscripts. To accomplish these goals, the fellow will have access to a fully-staffed state-of-the-art Biomechanics Laboratory based at the University of Minnesota and the Clinical Research Team based at Regions Hospital.