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Dr. Laura Sims MD, FRCS(C) Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Point 9 Building 104-311 Ludlow Street, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1N6


Dr. Laura Sims is born and raised in Saskatchewan and proudly calls this province home. After completing her undergraduate, medical, and residency training in Saskatchewan, she spent time in London Ontario gaining subspecialty training at the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre from world renound surgeons. Her practice in Saskatoon focuses on surgical conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Sims' research interests focus on clinical outcome measures following upper limb surgery.

2018-2019: Clinical Fellow, Hand and Upper Limb Center, University of Western Ontario, London ON
2013-2018: Orthopedic Resident Physician, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
2009-2013: Doctor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
2005-2009: Bachelor of Science, Physiology, Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina, Saskatoon and Regina, SK

2018 - Vice-Dean's Prize for Research in Surgery
2017 - Dr. Brad Ardell Spirit Award
2017 - Samuel Clemens Prize in Orthopedic Research
2017 - Kirkaldy-Willis Orthopedic Resident Research Award
2016 - AAOS Orthopedic Video Theater Award
2015 - Kirkaldy-Willis Orthopedic Resident Research Award
2011 - Isabel and Emmett Hall Scholarship in Orthopedic Surgery

Selected Publications

Sims L, Shin JJ, Judy RP, Lin A. Review Article. Arthroscopic Soft Tissue Stabilization: Single Anterior Portal Technique. Annals of Joint: 2017 Nov; 2(11)

Lukenchuck J, Sims L, Shin JJ. Variability in Outcome Reporting for Operatively Managed Anterior Glenohumeral Instability. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2017 Feb;33(2):477-483.

Sims L, Kulyk P, Woo A. Intra-operative Culture Positive Allograft Bone and Subsequent Post-operative Infections: A Retrospective Review. The Canadian Journal of Surgery: 2017 Apr; 60(2): 94–100

Shin JJ, Sims L, Yanke A. Chondrolysis: Risk Benefit Analysis of “caine” Local Anesthetics for ACL Reconstruction. Chapter 53. In: Prodromos C. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science. (2nd ed.). Saunders, Elsevier.

Sims L, Shin JJ, Athwal G, Sauder D. Transscaphoid Perilunate Fracture Dislocations: A Surgical Technique. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Annual Meeting 2016 OVT