Introduction: Basic Science Focus Forum Supplement 2022
Basic Science Focus Forum supplement of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2022
OTA International: The Open Access Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 6(2S):e243, May 2023. | DOI:
It is my pleasure to introduce the Basic Science Focus Forum supplement for 2022. Last year we were thrilled to return to a full in-person meeting in Fort Worth, TX, including a full agenda for the Basic Science Focus Forum. The Basic Science Committee put together an excellent slate of cutting edge symposia to complement the high-level preclinical research presented. This supplement contains review articles summarizing each of these symposia. These articles were authored by our symposia speakers who are leading experts in their fields internationally. I am very proud of this compilation of articles and the excellent work done by the members of the Basic Science Committee. These articles review and summarize the latest basic science evidence in important areas of orthopaedic trauma including: debates in biomechanics, orthopaedic infections, clinical trial design and analysis strategies, orthobiologics for fracture healing, and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. In addition, 2 highly ranked original research papers from the meeting were selected for inclusion in this supplement. These review articles were written with the earnest intent of “bridging the gap” between the latest basic science research and clinical practice in orthopaedic trauma. I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I did.Copyright © 2023 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.