International Education Scholarship Provides Residents a Unique Surgical Experience and Supports Legacy of Care

WHEN THINKING OF ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY, you might imagine long hours in the operating room, limited time off, and endless studying; but not necessarily providing orthopedic care outside the U.S. But this isn’t the case for the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.

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Women’s Sports Medicine Program First of its Kind in the Twin Cities

THE TWIN CITIES HAS LONG LED ORTHOPEDIC TRENDS in the Midwest. Recently, HealthPartners’ TRIA Orthopedic Center-Woodbury, in conjunction with U of M faculty, spearheaded a Women’s Sports Medicine Program (WSM), the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. The idea behind the program is to offer a collaborative approach to care for female athletes using a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic and sports medicine professionals. 

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Jeffrey Macalena, MD, Named Cartilage Restoration and Joint Preservation Program Director

WHEN IT COMES TO SURGERY, Jeffrey Macalena, MD, enjoys when there is a discrete problem that can be identified and fixed. “There’s a problem, a procedure, and then hopefully the patient goes back to doing what they want to do,” he says. “I think it’s really exciting and why I chose to be an orthopedic surgeon.” 

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