Published 7/1/2009

AAOS adopts new clinical guidelines

At its meeting on June 19, 2009, the AAOS Board of Directors adopted new clinical guidelines on the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. The new guidelines are available on the AAOS Web site (www.aaos.org/guidelines).

The guidelines were developed by a work group led by Mininder Kocher, MD, and Ernest Sink, MD. AAOS Guideline Oversight chairs William C. Watters III, MD, and Michael Keith, MD, congratulate their efforts. Five outside specialty societies provided peer review and more than 250 members of the AAOS were given the opportunity to comment on the guidelines before they were finalized.

The next issue of AAOS Now will include a full report on the guidelines; a summary will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the AAOS.