AAOS responds to negative portrayals, sets positive examples with PSAs

By Nicholas DiNubile, MD

From spine and knee surgery to injury prevention tips, the AAOS made news

After a recent article about knee replacements in The New York Times, the AAOS collaborated with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Knee Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) to write a response. The New York Times article suggested that surgeries such as lumbar fusion are a monetary gain for doctors. The piece also attributed expensive medical procedures, such as knee replacements, as “medically questionable care.”

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