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OTA president comments on research, treatment of blast injuries

Dr. Andrew Schmidt

Dr. Andrew Schmidt

As Dr. Andrew Schmidt, President of the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) prepares to leave for Boston to attend a previously scheduled OTA meeting, his thoughts are with the victims who were injured from the April 15 explosions  — as well as the trauma surgeons at Boston’s hospitals who are caring for them.   Accounts indicate that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) caused the devastating blasts, because surgeons report that they were removing shrapnel, ball bearings, and other metallic material from the limbs of their patients. Continue reading