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Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Our Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is based at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH). The hospital is a large, urban medical center and Level 1 trauma center with excellent facilities related to patient care. The clinic is fully staffed and has more than 20 individual patient rooms, a cast room, attached physical therapy and plain film imaging.

Fellows have access to all educational, clinical and surgical resources available at NMH and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. These facilities include multiple laboratories specialized in biomechanics, gait evaluation and human anatomy. NMH has a human anatomy lab that the fellow will have access to for cadaveric studies.

The medical school also has the Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education, which has skill stations, simulators and dry and wet labs for use in educational conferences.

Connect with Us

For more information, contact fellowship coordinator Alfredo Bueno at 312-926-7193.

Current Fellow

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Jon Edgington, MD

About the Program

 Clinical Care

The fellow’s clinical responsibilities include clinical evaluation, office management and the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients. It is anticipated that the fellow will participate in the surgical care of more than 500 cases covering all aspects of arthroplasty. All fellows are expected to maintain a case log.

  • 150 Knee Arthroplasty (includes TKA Cr&PS, UKA, PFJ, patient specific instrumentation, multiple designs, computer techniques and minimally invasive techniques)
  • 150 Hip Arthroplasty (includes THA, HRA, multiple designs, computer techniques, minimally invasive techniques and multiple surgical approaches, including direct anterior)
  • 75 Revision TKA (includes aseptic loosening, infection, periprosthetic fracture, bone loss management and extensor mechanism reconstruction)
  • 75 Revision THA (includes aseptic loosening, infection, periprosthetic fracture, bone loss management and dislocation management)
  • 50 others, including periprosthetic fracture, hip fracture, periacetabular osteotomy and megaprosthetic reconstruction

 Education

The fellow will be afforded weekly protected time to pursue scholarly investigation of interested topics. The full support of departmental and institutional resources will be made available to the fellow in pursuing research. The faculty will act as co-investigators and mentors in formulating projects, interfacing with the IRB, executing the research plan, interpreting results and preparing manuscripts and presentations. The fellow is expected to complete at least one project and prepare one manuscript for peer-reviewed presentation. Financial support will be made available for travel to present research findings at regional and national meetings.

The fellow will be expected to present one departmental Grand Rounds and present research findings at the department's annual thesis day. Additionally, the fellow will participate in weekly arthroplasty conferences and present cases, when appropriate, at the monthly departmental M&M conference. These opportunities allow the fellow to gain experience in researching topics, formulating presentations and public speaking.

 Research

In addition to participation in the full clinical and academic calendar, the fellow will have the opportunity to conduct, present and defend clinical and/or basic science research. The fellow must complete at least one clinical or basic research project that is publishable in a peer-reviewed journal and present research findings at our annual Resident and Alumni Thesis Day. The department will support the fellows' research efforts with travel expenses to present findings at regional and national meetings.

 Mentoring

Accepted candidates are provided mentorship by five dedicated faculty with extensive experience in clinical education and significant involvement with professional societies (AAHKS, AAOS, MAOA, OTA, AOA):

 How to Apply

Apply through SFMatch. The deadline is Nov. 1.

 Why Northwestern?

Millennium Park in Chicago

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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