Atrium Health Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Team Honored by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery

May 14, 2023

The Atrium Health Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) team – which consists of individuals across Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist – recently received the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery’s (AAOS) 2023 Kappa Delta - Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for its “Development and Impact of an Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program.”

The METRC team was recognized for its multi-disciplinary research platform addressing the challenging issues related to the evaluation, treatment and recovery after severe extremity trauma. This award recognizes research in musculoskeletal disease or injury with great potential to advance patient care. METRC is the largest orthopaedic trauma research enterprise to date and has conducted 35 studies, enrolled more than 23,000 patients across 82 sites and published 61 papers, resulting in increased awareness and funding for extremity trauma care.

The AAOS is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists and is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal healthcare issues and it leads the healthcare discussion on advancing quality.

The Kappa Delta Sorority established the Kappa Delta Awards and are presented by the AAOS to those who have performed research in orthopaedic surgery that is of high significance and impact. This particular award is named for a past sorority national president, Elizabeth Winston Lanier, who was instrumental in the creation of the awards.