Choosing Wisely A Good Idea

I was excited to see that the AAOS is playing an active role in the Choosing Wisely Campaign. MED Solutions, where I work as associate medical director, emphasizes cost-saving measures that are saving the healthcare industry millions of dollars. I am looking forward to learning more about the five evidence-based recommendations that the Academy is making. 
Walter W. Wheelhouse, MD

Franklin, Tenn.

Misleading advertising?
I am writing about a recent advertisement for non-narcotic pain pumps (AAOS Now, February 2013).

As a medicolegal consultant for pain pump litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. I read this advertisement with great interest as I looked to find the disclosure that pain pumps cause chondrolysis and that this pump should be used for nerve blocks/regional anesthesia.

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