Mark S. Vrahas, MD, MHCDS

Mark S. Vrahas, MD, MHCDS
Distinguished Professor
Levin/Gordon Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics in honor of Myles Cohen, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Vrahas is the Levin-Gordon Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics, and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedar-Sinai. He graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. During residency he took a year off for a post doc research fellowship at the University of Iowa in biomechanics. Following residency he completed a fellowship in trauma and joint reconstruction under Dr. Marvin Tile at the University of Toronto. After fellowship, he visited Europe on an AO Fellowship spending one month with Reinhold Ganz in Bern, two months with Harold Tscherne in Hannover, and one month with Emile Letournel in Paris. He took his first faculty position at Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center, and in 1992 moved to New Orleans to become the Chief of orthopaedic Trauma at Charity Hospital. In 1999 he moved to Boston to start the combined orthopaedic trauma services at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his tenure in Boston as the Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Harvard Medical School, the Chairman of the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, and the Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Vrahas is a internationally recognized expert in the management of orthopaedic trauma in general, and pelvic and acetabular fractures in particular. His current research interests are in Health Services Research and outcome assessment.

All Sessions by Mark S. Vrahas, MD, MHCDS

TimeProgramTopicFaculty
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Foot & Ankle
4:42 PM - 4:47 PM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Syndesmotic Injuries: Mild To Severe - You Need To Tailor The Treatment To The Injury - You Need To Recognize Them & Learn How To Treat Them - It's The High Ankle Sprain, LeBron Knows All About It Foot & Ankle
5:02 PM - 5:02 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 19-Year-Old Gangster Caught In The Crossfire Running Away From His Colleagues Trips In A Pothole Sustains A Closed Talus Fracture Foot & Ankle
Debate Moderator:Mark S. Vrahas, MD, MHCDS
5:02 PM - 5:07 PM
(5 min)
Pro: The Open Approach Guarantees The Result Without Sacrificing Blood Flow: Let Me Show You How Foot & Ankle
5:07 PM - 5:12 PM
(5 min)
Pro: No Way Trauma Surgeon, It Is The MIS Approach That Saves The Day: Listen Up My Colleagues Foot & Ankle
5:42 PM - 6:00 PM
(18 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: My Way But Not Your Way: The Lisfranc, Calcaneus, & Talus Fractures & Complex Ankle Fractures With Syndesmotic Ligaments - Who Are The Last Ones Standing Foot & Ankle
Hip Arthroplasty
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Perioperative Precautions To Have A Safe Outcome For Hip Fractures & Primary Hips: DVT Prophylaxis, Clearance For Surgery <24 Hours, Types Of Anesthesia, Treatment Of The Non-Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture In 50-Year-Old, Choosing Why Sliding Plates Vs. Intramedullary Devices, Ceramic Vs. Metal Heads For The Displaced Hip Fracture Hip Arthroplasty
Trauma
2:38 PM - 2:50 PM
(12 min)
Distinguished Professor Lecture: Complications Of The Tibial Plateau, Distal Tibia & Pilon Type Fracture: What I Have Learned & Need To Share With You Trauma
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Tibial Plateau Fractures With Or Without Ligament Injuries, The Distal Tibia & Pilon Fractures: Quick Answers To Help All Of Us Trauma
4:42 PM - 4:47 PM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Syndesmotic Injuries: Mild To Severe - You Need To Tailor The Treatment To The Injury - You Need To Recognize Them & Learn How To Treat Them - It's The High Ankle Sprain, LeBron Knows All About It Trauma
5:02 PM - 5:02 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 19-Year-Old Gangster Caught In The Crossfire Running Away From His Colleagues Trips In A Pothole Sustains A Closed Talus Fracture Trauma
5:02 PM - 5:07 PM
(5 min)
Pro: The Open Approach Guarantees The Result Without Sacrificing Blood Flow: Let Me Show You How Trauma
5:07 PM - 5:12 PM
(5 min)
Pro: No Way Trauma Surgeon, It Is The MIS Approach That Saves The Day: Listen Up My Colleagues Trauma
5:42 PM - 6:00 PM
(18 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: My Way But Not Your Way: The Lisfranc, Calcaneus, & Talus Fractures & Complex Ankle Fractures With Syndesmotic Ligaments - Who Are The Last Ones Standing Trauma
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Trauma
11:27 AM - 11:55 AM
(28 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Distal Humerus Fractures: ORIF Vs. Total Elbow, Use Of The KO Procedure, Subtle Coronoid Fractures, Radial Head Fractures & The Role Of Biologics Trauma
2:31 PM - 2:38 PM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: 77-Year-Old Status Post Intermedullary Nail For An IT Hip Fracture, Now Needing A Total Hip Replacement - Oh The Problems, Are They Real, Should The Patient Have Had A Sliding Hip Screw Trauma
3:25 PM - 3:32 PM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: The 79-Year-Old Osteoporotic Woman Who Slipped On The Ice With A Distal Femur Fracture: Thank Goodness For The Distal Femur Plate: I Can Make Her Better Trauma
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Complications Of Intertroch & Subtroch Fractures, Distal Femoral Fracture Complications & Need For Distal Femoral Replacement Arthroplasty: When Yes, When No, Variable Angle Hip Screw, Weightbearing Status For IT Fractures & Distal Femoral Fractures Trauma
4:40 PM - 4:40 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 65-Year-Old Skiier Who Slipped Coming Down The Mountain & Heard A Crack In His Knee 10 Years After His Total Knee Replacement Trauma
Panel ModeratorEmil H. Schemitsch, MD
4:40 PM - 4:46 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Know When The Brace Is Adequate To Heal The Periprosthetic Knee Fracture: My Limited Indications When Not To Forget Its Use - The Canadian Thought Trauma
4:46 PM - 4:52 PM
(6 min)
Pro: When I Plate Vs. Nail With Or Without Allograft: How I Make The Right Decision To Salvage The Problem Trauma
4:52 PM - 4:58 PM
(6 min)
Pro: How I Know If The Implant Is Loose & Will Need A Revision: Preoperative Planning Is The Key To Success Trauma
5:40 PM - 5:58 PM
(18 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Patella Fractures, Periprosthetic Osteoporotic Distal Femur Fracture & A Potpourri Of Trauma Cases: Stump The Stars Trauma

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