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ETMC Orthopedic Institute

Getting patients back in motion

Dr. Joseph Conflitti - Orthopedic Surgeon Joseph M. Conflitti, MD

Professional Experience

August 2005 to present
Orthopaedic Traumatologist
and General Orthopaedic Surgeon
Section Chairman, Orthopedics
East Texas Medical Center
Orthopaedic Institute Tyler, Texas
Education and Postdoctoral Training
Fellowship August 2004 to July 2005 Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Department of Orthopaedics Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
September 2002 to October 2002 AO Trauma Fellowship Program Department of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Charite Hospital and Clinic, Berlin, Germany
Residency July 2000 to June 2004 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Aerospace Medicine Program July 1996 to September 1996 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course Air Education Training Center, Brooks Air Force Base, TX
Internship July 1995 to June 1996 Department of General Surgery Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Medical School September 1991 to June 1995 Doctor of Medicine Degree, Honors Graduate Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, TX
Undergraduate Education September 1988 to May 1991 B.S. Medical Science, Cum Laude Graduate Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, TX
Military Experience
January 2006 to present Orthopedic Surgeon Medical Corps Barksdale Air Force Base, LA United States Air Force Reserve
July 2000 to July 2005 General Medical Officer Medical Corps United States Air Force Reserve
September 1996 to June 2000 Flight Surgeon, United States Air Force Eglin Regional Hospital Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Board Certification Board Certified Sept 07 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Research Published

Benghuzzi H, Tucci M, Russell G, Graves M, Conflitti, J.
Targeted sustained delivery of tobramycin at site of a femoral osteotomy
Biomed Sci Instrum 2006;42:530-5.

Dzugen S, Galjour C, Conflitti, J, et. al. Sustained release of OP-1 and antibiotics in treatment of femoral defects in male rats. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2005;41:80-5.

Conflitti J, Tarquinio T.
Operative outcome of partial plantar fasciectomy and neurolysis to the nerve of the abductor digiti minimi muscle for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis
Foot Ankle Int 2004; 25(7):482-87.

Conflitti J, Graves M, Russell G, Tucci M, Benghuzzi H.
Plating of rat femoral shaft osteotomies: report of a technique and preliminary results.
Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003; 39:278-83.

Freeland A, Conflitti J.
Traumatic axial wrist dislocation
Rev Venez Cir Mano 2003; 5(1):6-9.

In Progress

Radiographic Quantification and Analysis of Dysmorphic Upper Sacral Osseous Anatomy and Associated Iliosacral Screw Insertions - submitted, awaiting review

F.L.O.W. pilot study: A multicenter randomized controlled trial of irrigation pressure and irrigation fluid for open fractures.

Papers/Posters Presented
May 2001 Operative outcome of partial plantar fasciectomy and neurolysis to the nerve of the abductor digiti minimi muscle for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS
April 2002 Operative outcome of traumatic axial wrist dislocations Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Natchez, MS
April 2002 Operative outcome of partial plantar fasciectomy and neurolysis to the nerve of the abductor digiti minimi muscle for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis Mid-America Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ
Jan 2003 Operative outcome of traumatic axial wrist dislocations American Association of Hand Surgeons Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI
April 2003 Early complications of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures utilizing dual-plate fixation Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS
April 2003 Plate fixation after femoral diaphyseal osteotomy in the rat Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Society Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS
October 2003 Early results after ORIF of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures: comparison of an academic center and a private practice center (poster presentation) Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
July 2005 Placement of lower sacral segment screws in patients with sacral dysmorphism and unstable pelvic ring disruptions: Technique and early results Harborview Medical Center Orthopedic Fellowship Research Day, Seattle, WA
April 2006 Treatment Options for Difficult Fractures: An Advanced Technology Symposium Tyler, TX
August 2006 Pelvic ring injury - early trauma management Soft tissue injuries in trauma patients ETMC Annual Trauma Meeting, Tyler, TX
October 2006 Placement of lower sacral segment screws in patients with sacral dysmorphism and unstable pelvic ring disruptions: Technique and early results Orthopedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
February 2007 Second sacral segment fixation in dysmorphic sacrums American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
March 2007 Treatment Options for Difficult Fractures: An Advanced Technology Symposium Fayetteville, AR
Professional Affiliations
Active Staff - East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX Active Staff - Trinity Mother Francis Regional Hospital, Tyler, TX Active Staff - Barksdale AFB Regional Hospital, Barksdale AFB, LA American Medical Association Texas Medical Association Smith County Medical Society