Quality issues also rank high on list
S. Terry Canale, MD
Orthopaedics made news in 2012—some good, some not-so-good. A recent survey of the AAOS Now editorial board found that two continuing controversies—metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip implants and the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation—were far-and-away the most interesting and impactful stories of 2012. And, like the polls leading up to the national presidential election, these two issues were neck-and-neck as the votes came in.