Dr. Cannada describes pregnancy trauma and explains how she got involved in this field.
The number one reason that brings a pregnant trauma patient to the emergency room is usually assaults. They don’t always get orthopedic injuries with assaults. So I decided to focus on the outcome of pregnant trauma patients with orthopedic injuries for a few reasons. During my oral board collection period, I had a 28-week pregnant lady who broke her neck and had no abdominal trauma yet lost her baby and I could comb the literature looking for anything I could on pregnant women with orthopedic injuries.
Well it was easy to find information on pregnant women with pelvic fractures and in general on pregnant trauma patients without orthopedic injuries, that pregnant women are in car accidents and fall and break their bones and I wanted to know how that affected their pregnancy.
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.