Dr. Cannada discusses how a mother's orthopaedic trauma affects the growing fetus.
It means that the baby doesn’t do as good. For women with orthopedic trauma with their babies, again, because there was a high incidence of low birth weight and a high incidence of preterm delivery, especially the preterm delivery, the women had a 14 percent chance of having their baby admitted to the neonatal ICU unit.
And in addition had a significant risk of having their baby on a ventilator just because they had an orthopedic trauma. In addition their Apgar scores were lower, significantly lower, five minutes versus a pregnant trauma patient without an orthopedic injury.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.