What do you know about AAOS CPGs?

By Fareeha Shuttari-Khan

One of the more controversial clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) developed by the AAOS concerns the treatment of osteoporotic spinal compression fractures. Released last September, the guideline includes a strong recommendation against vertebroplasty for patients whose radiographs show an osteoporotic spinal compression fracture and who have correlating clinical signs and symptoms and are neurologically intact.

On Aug. 23, AAOS members will have the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how the CPG on treatment of osteoporotic spinal compression fractures was developed. Members of the guidelines work group, including the chairman of the work group, Stephen I. Esses, MD, will be part of a free webinar, open to AAOS members and residents, that will examine the guideline and the studies upon which it is based.

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