Specific Resident Rotations

  • Adult Reconstruction – General Orthopaedics: One PGY-5 and one PGY-3 resident rotate through the Adult Reconstructive Service. The residents work in close association with the two full-time faculty in a preceptorship-like environment located mainly at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, performing both primary and complex revision arthroplasty.Double Hip Replacement

  • Foot and Ankle Service: One PGY-5 and one PGY-2 resident rotate through the Foot and Ankle Service. The residents work in close association with the one full-time faculty and one adjunct faculty in a preceptorship-like environment located mainly at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.

  • Hand and Upper Extremity: The hand and upper extremity rotation takes place at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, and Des Peres Hospital. This rotation provides the resident with a broad exposure to congenital disorders of the upper extremity, upper extremity trauma, industrial and occupational medicine involving the upper extremity, endoscopy and microvascular reconstruction and reimplantation.  The resident is actively involved in both the outpatient setting and the surgical management of these disorders.  There are two 10-week rotations on the hand and upper extremity service, one at the PGY-3 level, mainly at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and one at the PGY-5 level mainly at Des Peres Hospital.ankle Sarcoma

  • Musculoskeletal Oncology. During this PGY-4 rotation the resident is exposed to a wide variety of benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors. The resident will be exposed to and participate in limb salvage techniques.

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: For pediatric orthopaedic surgery, residents rotate at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. During this 10-week rotation residents are exposed to a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient pediatric orthopaedic conditions. The resident will be exposed to congenital and development abnormalities, metabolic and endocrine diseases, infectious diseases, pediatric trauma and neuromuscular diseases. Residents rotate through pediatric orthopedic surgery at the PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3 and the PGY-5 levels.

  • Spine: The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery spine section manages all varieties of diseases, disorders and trauma involving the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. This 10-week rotation is based at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Residents rotate at the PGY-1, PGY-3 and PGY-4 levels and the orthopaedic surgery resident is an active participant in all spine service cases.Spine XRay supluxation

  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery: The Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery rotations take place at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and their associated outpatient surgical center. This rotation provides the PGY-4 and PGY-5 residents with a broad exposure to sports related injuries, arthroscopy, shoulder trauma and arthroplasty as well as multiligament knee injuries. Extensive one-on-one training is provided in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as with SLU athletics.  Exposure to the care of the professional athlete (Cardinal’s Baseball) is also available through rotation with the adjunct faculty of the Motion Orthopaedics Group. In addition, shoulder experience is available at the PGY-5 level at Saint Anthony’s Medical Center during the research block.

  • Trauma: This 10-week rotation is based at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I trauma center and a tertiary/quaternary care referral center for the region. During this rotation, residents are involved with the management of the full variety of musculoskeletal trauma, including industrial injuries, geriatric fractures, penetrating trauma and complex multiple injuries. In addition, residents obtain a broad exposure to an inpatient and outpatient elective adult trauma (i.e., malunion, nonunion) and foot & ankle reconstruction orthopaedic practice. Residents rotate through trauma at the PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-5 levels.