Facing new challenges, finding timeless rewards

By James B. Rickert, MD

Orthopaedic heroes set an example to follow

Last year, the AAOS celebrated its 75th anniversary with many events, including the publication of a history of orthopaedics. It highlights many seminal figures—visionary men and women who built the foundation for our current professional lives. As we face intense financial challenges and consider our responses, let us remember these pioneers and the circumstances under which they practiced and loved orthopaedics.

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