MoM, Healthcare Decision Are Top Issues of 2012

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.

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