Letter From the Editors-in-Chief

Volume 18 • June 2017


Dearest Faculty, Alumni and Friends,

It is our honor to present to you the 2017 edition of the Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School (OJHMS). This year’s edition features a comprehensive array of manuscripts, with topics including narcotic prescription in orthopedics, triad risk factors in female athletes and joint laxity and cartilage contact analysis in ACL reconstructed knees. Due to the popularity of the roundtable discussion in last year’s edition, we will continue this new tradition in its multi-media format. The 2017 roundtable topic focuses on Global Orthopaedics, and features the distinguished faculty members; Thomas T. Thornhill, MD, R. Malcolm Smith, MD, Brian Snyder, MD, George S. M. Dyer, MD and Collin May, MD. The transcription of this discussion has been printed in this year’s edition, with access to the full video on our website.

OJHMS, Editors-in-Chief, Catherine A. Logan, MD and Arvind von Keudell, MDThis year’s OJHMS is dedicated to Harry Rubash, MD, whose legacy in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery is undeniable. Dr. Harry Rubash served as the Massachusetts General Hospital Chairmen of Orthopaedics for 18 years. He is a clinical and research pioneer who has molded orthopedic prospects as well as orthopaedic surgeons. We have included the remarks of his interim successor, Dr. Andrew Freiberg, on page 2.

We are grateful for the diligent work of the OJHMS team in continuing the pursuit of our goal to achieve indexing on PubMed and the National Library of Medicine. The restoration of the printed edition of OJHMS continues to receive positive feedback. Under the guidance of our staff Editor-in-Chief and tireless leader, John Kwon, MD, Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, our team presses towards the future. Dr. Kwon has left an indelible impact on each of us, and we are thankful for his dedication to resident education and development.

Our team is further supported by the incredible insight and enthusiasm of our Managing Editors, Joseph DeAngelis, MD and Jay Zampini, MD, whose guidance has proved invaluable. Moreover, the printed edition is built on the shoulder of our dedicated and meticulous biomedical illustrator and animator, Ms. Nicole Wolf.

Finally, thank you to the Executive Committee and our faculty, alumni and industry sponsors for the past and continuing support. We hope you enjoy this year’s edition. It has been an honor serving as OJHMS Editors-in-Chief, and we thank you for your encouragement and readership.


Catherine A. Logan, MD
Arvind von Keudell, MD