Information Statements

Formerly Advisory Statements

AAOS Information Statements are educational tools based on the opinions of the authors. They are not a product of a systematic review. Readers are encouraged to consider the information presented and reach their own conclusions.

Table of Contents

   
Commitment to Excellence
Doc. No. - 1001
"CDH" Should be "DDH" (Retired June 2008) Doc. No. - 1002
Guidelines for Orthopaedic Utilization Review (Retired June 2011) Doc. No. - 1003
Orthopaedic Medical Testimony
(Retired September 2008)
Doc. No. - 1006
The Scope of Orthopaedic Practice in Managed Care Arrangements (Retired December 2007) Doc. No. - 1008
Thermography (Retired June 2010) Doc. No. - 1009
Use of Thermal Modalities (Lasers and Radiofrequency Devices) in Orthopaedic Surgery (Retired June 2008) Doc. No. - 1010
Use of Musculoskeletal Tissue Allografts
Doc. No. - 1011
Tissue-Engineered and Cell-Based Medical Products
Doc. No. - 1012
Package Pricing (Retired September 2013) Doc. No. - 1013
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacements (Retired December 2008 and replaced by Guideline on Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures) Doc. No. - 1014
Wrong-Site Surgery (Retired June 2015. See Information Statement 1042 -  Consistency for Safety in Orthopaedic Surgery and Information Statement 1043 - Surgical Site and Procedure Confirmation) Doc. No. - 1015
The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Orthopaedic Medicine and the Emergence of Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria (Retired June 2008) Doc. No. - 1016
Patient-Physician Communication Doc. No. - 1017
Preventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens Doc. No. - 1018
Implant Device Recalls Doc. No. - 1019
Family Violence (Retired February 2007. See Information Statement 1030 - Domestic and Family Violence and Abuse) Doc. No. - 1020
Team Physician Definition, Qualifications, and Responsibilities: A Consensus Statement Doc. No. - 1021
Sideline Preparedness for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement Doc. No. - 1022
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urological Patients with Total Joint Replacements (Retired December 2008) Doc. No. - 1023
Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: Consensus Statement (Retired March 2015) Doc. No. - 1024
Recognition for Authoring and Editing Digital Publications Doc. No. - 1025
Prevention of Medication Errors Doc. No. - 1026
Recommendations for the Use of Intravenous Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasy Doc. No. - 1027
Communicating Adverse Events or Poor Outcomes Doc. No. - 1028
Concussions (Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries) and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement Doc. No. - 1029
Child Abuse or Maltreatment, Elder Maltreatment, and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV):  The Orthopaedic Surgeon's Responsibilities in Domestic and Family Violence Doc. No. - 1030
Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: Consensus Statement (Retired March 2015)
Doc. No. - 1031
Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: Consensus Statement (Retired March 2015) Doc. No. - 1032
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements
(Retired December 2012 and replaced by Guideline on Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures
)
Doc. No. - 1033
Unified Information Statement on Orthopaedic Surgical Safety Doc. No. - 1034
Current Concerns with Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty Doc. No. - 1035
The Team Physician and the Return-to-Play Decision: A Consensus Statement Doc. No. - 1036
Orthopaedic Surgeon's Role in Medical Peer Review Doc. No. - 1037
Orthopaedic Surgical Consent Doc. No. - 1038
Disruptive Behavior and Orthopaedic Patient Safety Doc. No. - 1039
Obesity and Musculoskeletal Care Doc. No. - 1040
Surgeon and Surgical Team Concentration Doc. No. - 1041
Consistency for Safety in Orthopaedic Surgery Doc. No. - 1042
Surgical Site and Procedure Confirmation Doc. No. - 1043
Principles of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Reporting Doc. No. - 1044
Opioid Use, Misuse, and Abuse in Orthopaedic Practice  Doc. No. - 1045 
Use of Structured Communication Tools to Improve Surgical Patient Safety  Doc. No. - 1046
Tobacco Use and Orthopaedic Surgery Doc. No. - 1047
Orthopaedic Data Collection  Doc. No. - 1048
   

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