14 - 17 May 2024 OTWorld
17/01/2022 OTWorld

Highlight: Additional Keynote Speaker Expected

The expert in musculoskeletal rehabilitation science Prof Kenton R. Kaufman, of the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (USA), has confirmed his participation at OTWorld 2022 in Leipzig. His keynote on registry research will be an impactful highlight of the congress programme.

Prof Kenton R. Kaufman will appear at OTWorld 2022 as one of four high-profile keynote speakers holding his lecture on "Generating stronger evidence in limb loss and preservation – the establishment of a US registry".

In the USA, as in other countries, care for individuals who have lost limbs presents a challenge to the interdisciplinary care team. In order to advance scientific research in this area, Kaufman established the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR) project. The LLPR is an extensive national registry with participation from numerous interest groups. Information on the causes, treatments and outcomes of over 500 amputations performed daily in the USA are compiled and stored in the registry. The LLPR was developed as a standardised platform for recording and comparing patient data, with the aim of supporting evidence-based decision-making and improving patient care.

Kaufman is a professor of biomedical engineering and of orthopaedics, as well as the director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory and a consultant in the departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Physiology & Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Throughout his career, he has worked closely with the military, leading an interdisciplinary network of multiple institutes conducting research on musculoskeletal rehabilitation of severely wounded soldiers. The broadly based research programme was intended to improving rehabilitation rates and outcomes in military services members and veterans who have suffered major limb trauma.

Kaufman has received many awards and honours for his work. Of particular note are the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), the Research Award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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