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Students DRST

Students from Winston Salem State Department of Physical Therapy and Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery complete research projects in the lab. Faculty mentors help the students learn about research design and data collection and analysis. These projects are presented at research symposiums at the completetion of their time in the lab.

Hip Exam Video

This hip examination video exemplifes the modern hip examination in light of recent orthopaedic knowledge advancement in regards to acetabular labral pathology, hip stability, and femeroacetabular impingement.

The physical examination of the prearthritic hip patient remains a challenging and poorly understood area of orthopaedic surgery.  With the emergence of an algorithm of hip preservation strategies comprising arthroscopy, osteotomy, and arthroplasty, the importance of a properly conducted history and physical examination cannot be over emphasized.  As MRI technology has not kept pace with the understanding of the continuum of hip pathology, the art of diagnosis rests with the skills of the orthopaedic practitioner.

This video captures the hip patient physical examination techniques integrating historical aspects of the hip examination with modern concepts of intraarticular and extraarticular pathology.  Consideration into all possible components of disease which may masquarde as hip pain in the prearthritic patient is paramount. Our videographed physical examination is accompanied by computer generated animation produced at Wake Forest University’s Human Performance and Biodynamics Laboratory. This video is intended to educate orthopaedic surgeons in training as well as experienced orthopaedists with an interest in the hip.


AAOS award winning video:

Stubbs AJ, Anz A, Long B, Frino J, Cheetham S, Tanaka, ML, “Physical Evaluation of Hip Pain in Non/Pre-Arthritic Patient and Athlete: a Video Exam with Computer Generated Model”, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, March 9-13, New Orleans, LA, (2010)

Camp YEHS!

Rising ninth-grade students from the Piedmont Triad region participate in Camp YEHS! (Youth Exploring Health Sciences) for two weeks during the summer. This camp is an opportunity for students to learn about exciting health careers and about increasing awareness of health disparities in various populations being served.

The Human Performance and Biodynamices Laboratory assists in Camp YEHS! by allowing students to explore health related research performed in the lab. The students learn about motion capture, balance testing, and clinical gait analysis and how the equipement in the lab is used to answer interesting health research agendas.

Below are pictures of the campers having fun and learning in the lab: