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AANA seeks participants for complications study
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is currently recruiting surgeons to participate in a 6-month study of complications associated with arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgeries. Through the creation of a prospective database and identification of risk factors, the study’s goal is to enhance physician education and increase patient safety. Participants need not be members of AANA, but they must be board-certified in the United States and perform a minimum of 10 knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries per month. Data collection is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2010. For more information, visit
www.aana.org

Do more for your patients with AOA’s Own the Bone program
Join hospitals and clinics across the country in implementing the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone program. This multispecialty quality improvement initiative is designed to educate clinicians and patients on bone health, osteoporosis, and the prevention of fragility fractures.

Own the Bone provides orthopaedic practices the documentation needed for Physician Quality Reporting Initiative measures related to osteoporosis and anticipated Joint Commission standards, and reflects the inclusion of measures and guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American Medical Association, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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