Orthopaedics: A Connected Field, Literally!
The orthopaedic field is a fast-paced one, and as the technology advances, and the challenges shift, orthopedists need to stay current. As president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Samuel Brown connects with other specialists for the most current research in bone and joint disorders.
“I’ve been a member for 20 years and served on the board for the past five. We work to educate our members, and the general public about health care and what orthopaedics can do for them to live healthier more active lives. We want them to know who to see, and when to see them for the best chance to get back on their feet,” he said.
The SOA exists to circulate research, encourage scholarship and connect colleagues. Membership offers the chance to keep up with a fast-changing field and the chance to build your network. “The collegiality of the entire field and the shared expertise is a real benefit,” he said.
Conferences include continuing medical education, research papers, posters and presentations from medical residents. The field is constantly changing, but Dr. Brown and his colleagues work together to care for patients so they can live pain-free active lives.
Dr. Brown is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, practicing in Southeastern Virginia with Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.