Published On: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014

Medical crossover: Miami surgeon makes history introducing an instructional course in Spanish

Dr. Lavernia @Hip SocietyMIAMI - Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, FAAOS, Medical Director of The Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin in Miami, Florida, contributed as an instructor, symposia presenter and key panel participant at the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Annual Meeting. Dr. Lavernia taught a course in Spanish for the very first time in the 80 years of the organization's existence, along with other Hispanic colleagues.

Dr. Carlos J. Lavernia was a contributor at the AAOS Annual Meeting, the largest orthopedic surgery convention, where orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals from all over the world shared the latest information on orthopedic treatments, advances, and research. Dr. Lavernia was one of the instructors at the Lessons Learned from US Hip and Knee Practice course, speaking on Operating
Room Efficiency, intended for Spanish speaking international attendees. This was the first course taught in Spanish during the 80 years the conference has been held. Also, he presented Preventing Leg Length Inequality and Instability after THA course, discussing the practical approach to preventing leg length anomalies and treating hip dislocations after THA (Total Hip Arthroplasty). He was symposia presenter at the New Paradigms and State of the Art Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head. In addition, he discussed Debridement and Liner Exchange for Acute Infection: A Reasonable Option Affirm.

Dr. Carlos J. Lavernia, proud of his accomplishment, states, “My purpose in participating at the AAOS Annual Meeting was to exchange research findings, knowledge and treatment innovations within my field with colleagues and with the international attendees. I was especially excited to have been one of the lecturers at the first-ever instructional course taught in Spanish, breaking language
barriers and increasing a worldwide synergy." Dr. Lavernia recently joined the new Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin in Miami, Florida.

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