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David W. Bacastow, MD

General Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Bacastow has practiced orthopedics in Athens since 1984. He has a special interest in surgical instrument design and also enjoys growing apple and chestnut trees, fishing, blacksmithing and restoration of horse drawn farming equipment.

Professional Qualifications (CLICK TO EXPAND)

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AND OFFICE HELD


St. Mary’s Hospital
1985
Medical Care Appraisal/Tissue and Transfusion Committee
1986
Medical Care Appraisal/Medical Records/Tissue and Transfusion Committee
1987
Medical Care Appraisal/Medical Records
Tissue and Transfusion Committee – Chairman
1988
Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Credentials Committee, Chairman
1990
Medical Care Appraisal/Medical Records/Tissue and Transfusion Committee
Bylaws Committee
1991
Medical Care Appraisal/Medical Records/Tissue and Transfusion Committee
Bylaws Committee
1992
Medical Records/Utilization Review Committee
1993
Tissue and Transfusion Committee
1994
Tissue and Transfusion Committee
Medical Records/Utilization Review Committee
1995
Laser Safety Committee
1996
Laser Safety CommitteeDavid W. Bacastow, M.D.
1997
Laser Safety Committee
1998
Laser Safety Committee
Emergency Center Committee
1999
Emergency Center Committee
2000
Operating Room/Out-Patient Surgical Center Committee
2001
Operating Room/Out-Patient Surgical Center Committee
2002
Operating Room/Out-Patient Surgical Center Committee
Institutional Review Committee
2003
Operating Room/Out-Patient Surgical Center Committee
2004
By-laws committee
2005
Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Executive Committee
Medical Surgical Case Review Committee
Byaws Committee
2006
Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Executive Committee
Medical Surgical Case Review Committee
Bylaws Committee
2007
Medical Surgical Case Review Committee, Chairman
Bylaws Committee
2008
Bylaws Committee
2009
Bylaws Committee
2010
Bylaws Committee
2011
Bylaws Committee
2012
Bylaws Committee

David W. Bacastow, M.D.
2013
Total Joint Committee
Bylaws Committee
2014
Total Joint Committee
Bylaws Committee
2015
Orthopedic Steering Committee
Total Joint Committee
Bylaws Committee
2016
Total Joint Committee
Orthopedic Steering Committee
Operating Room Committee
Bylaws Committee
2017 and 2018
Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Executive Committee
Orthopedic Steering Committee
Operating Room Committee
Total Joint Committee
Bylaws Committee

Athens Regional Medical Center
1985
Education Committee
1986
Emergency Department/Out-Patient Committee
1988
Department of Orthopaedics, Chairman
Executive Committee
Operating Room Committee
1993
Surgical Case Review Committee
1994
Surgical Case Review Committee
2001
Surgical Case Review Committee
2002
Surgical Case Review Committee
2003
Surgical Case Review Committee
2004
Surgical Case Review Committee

David W. Bacastow, M.D.
2005
Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Executive Committee
Surgical Case Review Committee
Operating Room Committee
Service Call Compensation Physician Advisory Committee
2006
Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Executive Committee
Surgical Case Review Committee
Operating Room Committee
Service Call Compensation Physician Advisory Committee
Medical Staff Development Planning Committee
2007
Surgical Case Review Committee
Service Call Compensation Physician Advisory Committee
Medical Staff Development Planning Committee

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Southern Medical Association
AWARDS
1984-2006 AMA Physician Recognition Award for CME

PUBLICATIONS


Anderson LD and Bacastow DW. Treatment of Forearm Shaft Fractures with Compression
Plates. Contemporary Orthopaedics. June 1984 Vol 8, No. 6, p. 17-25

INVENTIONS


Clavicle Joystick Instrument
Innomed:
Bacastow Glenoid Retractor
Bacastow Tibial Plateau Elevators
Bacastow Axillary Nerve Retractor With Suction
Bacastow Shoulder Capsular Spreader
Bacastow Femoral Cement Osteotome

Understanding Common Hand & Upper Extremity Conditions

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