AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on June 14, 2014, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered two grievances filed under the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. In addition, the AAOS Board of Directors considered seven compliance matters not related to the AAOS Standards of Professionalism (SOP). These actions are summarized below.

SOP Grievances
After considering the information presented and upon recommendation of the Judiciary Committee and the Grievance Hearing Panel of the Committee on Professionalism (COP), the Board took the following professional compliance actions.

Ronald M. Krasnick, MD
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

On April 2, 2013, a grievance was filed against Ronald M. Krasnick, MD, alleging violations of the Standards of Professionalism for Orthopaedic Expert Opinion and Testimony, Mandatory Standards Nos. 1–3 and 5–7. The grievance arose from statements made by Dr. Krasnick during deposition testimony as an expert for the plaintiff in a medical liability lawsuit. Dr. Krasnick opined that the Grievant deviated from the standard of care in his performance of right knee arthroscopy by failing to achieve anatomic fixation of the meniscal tear and that the Grievant’s failure to use a more secure standardized technique resulted in the patient’s having to have a second surgical procedure.

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