We provide the participants with a high volume of cases but also a large variety of cases. This includes primary arthroplasty surgery to include partial knee replacement along with total hip and knee arthroplasty.
We also have a diverse revision population. You will perform anterior, anterolateral, and posterior total hip replacements during your year with us. You will utilize traditional instrumentation, computer navigation, and accelerometer technology to perform partial and total knee replacement and be exposed to measured resection and gap balancing techniques.
You will also see a diverse mix of revision arthroplasty. This will include massive acetabular reconstructions with custom tri-flange devices and acetabular augmentation, complex femoral reconstructions with proximal femoral replacement and revision femoral implantation. We also frequently perform complex revision knee arthroplasty to include augmentation for bone loss, use of constraint and hinged devices. You will be well trained in the treatment of geriatric trauma to include revision and fixation of periprosthetic acetabulum and femur fractures along with hip fracture management with arthroplasty and fixation.
You will operate in multiple hospital settings to include a large volume inpatient community hospital, ambulatory surgical center, and an academic inpatient hospital. This will give you a broad exposure to all of the different settings in which arthroplasty is currently performed across the United States.
Both Advanced Training Programs are offered a team of researchers, including a Director of Research and 2 Research Coordinators that are well versed in our procedures, techniques, and areas of study. This team is here to assist our physicians through the research process by assisting with the finding of journal articles, article formatting, and submission.
Through the Research Department, our participants have access to CareSense, SOS, and all of our Faculty Physicians’ case logs by CPT code, as well as our on-site Orthopaedic Surgical Library.
You will take paid calls at a tertiary community hospital. This is in conjunction with the sports fellowship and is typically three to five calls a month. It is rare to have to come into the hospital during a weekday night and typically only happens two to three times per year. The majority of call entails answering phones calls and triaging patients over the phone. There typically is a surgery that needs to be performed on weekend call. There is also the opportunity to cover football games. This is not mandatory for the arthroplasty fellows; you will be paid to cover football games if you wish to do this.
Madison G. McCluer
Director of Education and Credentialing
On behalf of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (MSMOC), I want to personally welcome you to our advanced training website. Our Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is a 12-month program offering 3 SF match approved positions. Our adult reconstruction faculty physicians are committed to the highest quality care for our patients and to the education and training of our participants. The MSMOC Adult Reconstruction Fellowship provides a broad clinical exposure to include primary hip and knee arthroplasty along with a high volume of complex revision surgery.
The program has been designed to offer a wide variety of procedures, approaches and technologies to our participants. Much of the advanced training is spent in a private practice setting but the physicians also rotate through the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This creates unique efficiencies for our participants to learn and develop their arthroplasty skills in a high volume private practice setting, while also fostering opportunities to become proficient in revision arthroplasty and participate in resident education in an academic setting. As a result, each physician can expect to directly participate in approximately 800 surgical cases during their program year.
Physicians are offered a well-diversified year of education to include sponsored travel for meetings and training courses, clinical research opportunities and extensive operative experience. This includes but is not limited to outpatient arthroplasty, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, anterior approach hip arthroplasty, computer navigation and complex revision arthroplasty. We also place the highest value on preparing our physicians for their upcoming practice and so we provide a focus on the business of arthroplasty along how to establish and maintain a successful practice.
R. Kerk Mehrle, M.D.
Class of 2019-2020
Michael Garitty, M.D.
Lake Charles, LA
Matthew Young, M.D.
Class of 2017-2018
Louis B. Jones, M.D.
Matthew M. Miller, M.D.
Dustin M. Price, M.D.
Johnson City, TN
Class of 2016-2017
Adam R. Smith, M.D.
Little Rock, AR
Grant Zarzour, M.D.
Class of 2014-2015
David M. Waespe, M.D.