Orthopaedic Research of Virginia (ORV) is an organization which performs various functions to advance musculoskeletal care, teaching, and research. We sponsor a one year A.C.G.M.E. accredited fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine for residency-trained orthopaedic surgeons. ORV sponsors periodic educational programs for practicing orthopaedic surgeons and coordinates team coverage for local high school and collegiate athletic programs.
The ORV Fellowship program consists of one year of clinical training in diagnostic and operative arthroscopy under the supervision of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in a private practice setting. Fellows are exposed to arthroscopic and open surgical procedures for the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist. Fellows participate in the surgical reconstruction of ligamentous instabilities of the knee and shoulder. They examine patients postoperatively, and, under the direction of the attending physician, plan a complete rehabilitative program. The surgical and clinical experience is under the direction of John F. Meyers MD, William R. Beach MD, Shannon M. Wolfe MD, Paul E. Caldwell III MD., and Julious Smith, III M.D.
To further their pursuit of new surgical techniques, patents and publications, Drs Richard B Caspari, John F. Meyers, and Terry L. Whipple founded Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Since 1982, ORV has trained more than 100 orthopaedic surgeons in arthroscopy and sports medicine. Former ORV fellows now practice throughout the US and around the world, and many are themselves involved in medical education and research Research by ORV physicians and fellows has led to the development of numerous innovative surgical techniques and instruments and contributed substantially to the body of orthopaedic knowledge through publications, presentations, and multimedia products. The founding ORV physicians have aided in the development of wrist and elbow arthroscopy as well as arthroscopic techniques for ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization.