The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project

The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project

Musculoskeletal complaints are among the most frequent reasons for patients to visit a physician in the primary care or emergency medicine setting. The proper evaluation and management of musculoskeletal conditions depends upon the expertise and knowledge of the provider. Unfortunately, formal medical education dedicated to orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine is limited during training. As medical knowledge rapidly grows, it is imperative that we provide physicians and other health care providers with actionable knowledge and expertise in the exam room. VisualDx uses a problem-oriented design and innovative medical informatics technology to transform the point-of-care approach. Our goal is to reduce diagnostic error in orthopaedic evaluation, and aid in evidenced-based management of musculoskeletal conditions. Utilizing a proven platform, the VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project combines graphics, imagery, and an intuitive evaluation approach to improve diagnosis, testing, and management decisions.

Educational Elective in Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Medical Informatics

Medical students and residents participate in the VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project by researching and developing content under the guidance of orthopaedic faculty. The COVID-19 crisis has created an educational gap, as many students and residents are not able to participate in clinical rotations. The pandemic has also transitioned many in person educational opportunities to remote learning. This elective is flexible and allows the medical student to learn about orthopaedic topics, generate peer-reviewed manuscripts/book chapters that can be cited on the curriculum vitae (CV), and better understand the role of medical informatics in preventing diagnostic error, aiding in medical decision support. The project is focused on differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints.

Sample proposals to aid the student in applying for medical school credit through an ‘elective’ pathway are provided as a resource to interested students. Successful completion of the elective and evaluation will be based on the completion of peer-reviewed manuscripts (2- to 3-page bullet point summaries), which will be incorporated into the VisualDx clinical decision support system. To date, we have had successful student electives for VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project at The University of Rochester School of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and George Washington University.

Please contact us if you are interested in the elective.

Are you a medical student, resident, fellow, or attending physician interested in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine? Want to contribute?

The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project has numerous medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians contributing original content—manuscripts, clinical images, radiographic findings, and medical videos. This opportunity will allow you to learn more about an orthopaedic topic, boost your CV (as each manuscript is considered a peer-reviewed book chapter or invited manuscript), and be part of the medical informatics revolution that is improving medical care.

Telemedicine, remote education, and medical decision support is the future of medical evaluation and care. Through contribution to the VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project, we hope to help reduce diagnostic error and improve musculoskeletal care. With both a national and international presence in thousands of clinics, hospitals and health care systems, your contributions have the potential to impact and enhance global health care.

The editorial board and contributors look forward to having you join the team. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing.

About VisualDx

VisualDx is a physician-led health care informatics company with point-of-care decision support tools used in more than 90 medical schools and 2,300 hospitals and clinics globally. Our mission is to transform and improve our medical decisions through augmented thinking and timely visualization. VisualDx is already a high-impact tool for primary care, emergency medicine, and hospitalist physicians, and use is expanding across the specialties for both in-person evaluation and the emerging field of telemedicine. An established leader in the medical informatics space, VisualDx is partnered with UpToDate, has been lauded by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, Inc.), and has been working with the Gates Foundation as well as NASA on improving how health care is delivered.

Sandeep Mannava, MD

Dr. Sandeep Mannava is the lead orthopaedic surgeon for the The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project. He serves in both an editorial and advisory position on this project. He has mentored numerous medical students, residents, and fellows who have contributed to this exciting and transformative medical informatics project. He is passionate about reducing medical and diagnostic error. By leveraging the robust medical decision support platform developed at VisualDx, the goal of the project is to bring real-time, point-of-care support to the emergency medicine and primary care provider in diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal conditions.

Clinically and academically, Dr. Mannava is an assistant professor in orthopaedics and rehabilitation at the University of Rochester. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and complex shoulder surgery. He is a team physician for The College at Brockport Golden Eagles and for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. He conducts research at the University of Rochester Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR). He has published over 85 manuscripts and book chapters related to orthopaedic surgery and invented a patented surgical device. Additionally, he has presented over 100 research abstracts – lecturing locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on various orthopaedic surgical and musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Mannava is a graduate of Cornell University and the State University at New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wake Forest University, where he also attended graduate school and received a PhD in neuroscience. He then completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.

The VisualDx Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Medicine Decision Support Project Editorial Board

 

 

Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon, Team Physician, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY
  • Team Physician, United States Skiing and Snowboarding Association (USSA)

 

Benedict F. DiGiovanni, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle

  • Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Director of the Orthopaedic Sub-Internship Program University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Director of the Musculoskeletal Curriculum, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Director, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

 

Susan M. McDowell, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Lieutenant Commander (ret.) United States Navy

 

 

Katherine H. Rizzone, MD, MPH

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Head Team Physician, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY
  • Team Physician, University of Rochester

 

 

Danielle M. Wilbur, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgery

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

 

Johannes Plate, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Total Joint Arthroplasty

  • Assistant Professor, Director of Adult Reconstruction Research, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Christopher P. Ahlering

  • Medical Student, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

 

 

Aabra Ahmed, MD

  • Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Brent Albertson

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Andrew Alwood, DO

  • Sports Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Matthew Barra, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Samuel Bauer

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Ethan Beaudett, DO

  • Senior Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Highland Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Mina Botros, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Mitchell Breitenbach

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

James D. Brodell, Jr., MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Ronald Brown, MD

  • Chief Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Melissa Butler

  • Medical Student, SUNY Upstate College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY

 

 

Brianna Caraet, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Taylor D. Catalano

  • Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Michael F. Catanzaro, MD

  • Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Linda Chao, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Raymond Chen, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

David L. Coffman

  • Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

David DiStefano, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Chloe Doris

  • Medical Student, SUNY Upstate College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY

 

 

Joel Fandel, MD

  • Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Highland Family Medicine Center, Rochester, NY

 

 

Robert Glover

  • Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Trevor Hansen, MD

  • Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Brittany Haws, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Phoebe Huang

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Alan Hwang, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Maria Karipidis-Pouria, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Shannon Kaupp

  • Medical Student, SUNY Upstate College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY

 

 

Robert Lachky, MD

  • Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville, TX

 

 

Mark Lawlor, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

David Lawton

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

T. David Luo, MD

  • Resident, Physician Scientist Training Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Stephanie MacDonald, DO

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Division of Sports Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 

 

Natalie M. Marenghi, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

John Hunter Matthews, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Kiah Mayo, MPH

  • Research Coordinator, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 

 

Hannah Mbony

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Mark Mirabelli, MD

  • Program Director, Associate Professor Orthopaedics, Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Peter Obourn, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Caitlin Orner, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Ayush Parikh

  • Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

 

Bowen Qui, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Michelle Feng Qiu

  • Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

David Quinzi, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Mattie Raiford, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Wayne Reizner, MD

  • Hand Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Colin M. Robbins

  • Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Thomas Rodenhouse

  • Medical Student, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

 

 

Derek Schloemann, MD, MPHS

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Connor Sholtis

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Aron Sulovari

  • Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Shane Tipton, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Eric Vess, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Zachary Visco

  • Medical Student, SUNY Upstate College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY

 

 

William Yetter, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Linda Zhang, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

Zach Zmich, MD

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 

 

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