Multidisciplinary collaborators receive Trauma Paper Award

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Rosenfeld accepted on behalf of a group of multidisciplinary collaborators across Texas Children’s the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America’s (POSNA) Behrooz Akbarnia Trauma Paper Award.

The paper – “Age-Based Screening for Non-Accidental Trauma in Children Less than 3 Years Old with Femur Fracture” – was a multi-disciplinary collaboration that looked at factors clinicians use in the screening of non-accidental trauma patients with femur fractures.

The paper helps better define which patients are at greatest risk for such injuries with the goal of helping clinicians catch cases that happen as a result of non-accidental trauma and protecting them from future injury while sparing those other families whose kids are injured accidentally from the difficult process of going through the non-accidental trauma workup.

The paper was a multidisciplinary collaboration with the co-authors of the paper being: Dr. Raheel Ali, Baylor College of Medicine resident in orthopedic surgery; Varun Bora, Baylor College of Medicine medical student; Dr. Lorenzo Deveza, orthopedic surgeon and Baylor College of Medicine resident in orthopedic surgery; Dr. Angela Bachim, associate program director of Texas Children’s Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship; Dr. Binita Patel, chief of quality and safety of Texas Children’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine; and Rosenfeld.

The Behrooz Akbarnia Trauma Paper Award is in honor of Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia, the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award and a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Diego.