Why should we donate and what can we do to improve involvement?
The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (Orthopaedic PAC), as AAOS President David D. Teuscher, MD,
explained in the June 2015 issue of AAOS Now,
is a vital tool used to engage and support elected leaders to promote those issues that are most important to us as orthopaedic surgeons. The Orthopaedic PAC was formed in 1999 to help advance the legislative agenda of AAOS and is now among the largest association PACs in the United States. This is great news, but there is significant room to grow; just 31 percent of orthopaedic surgeons contributed to the Orthopaedic PAC in the 2014 cycle.