AAOS Now, Februrary 2020
Consider Several Key Factors When Assessing Robotic Technology
There is a long history of innovation in supplemental technology for joint arthroplasty procedures, from the early intramedullary cutting jig decades ago to today’s digital soft-tissue balancers, computer navigation, and robotics. Currently, several robotic systems are approved for joint replacement procedures, and more are expected to come to market over the next two years.
Avoid Patient Harm by Improving Patient Positioning for Surgery
Perioperative positioning may not always get the attention it deserves.
Looking Back at a Very Good Year for Registries
There were welcome new arrivals—beginning with the January 2019 launch of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry (MsTR) pilot, followed in March 2019 by the addition of the rotator cuff and elbow arthroplasty modules to the Shoulder and Elbow Registry.
Ensure Patient Safety with Proper Documentation of Medication Allergies
The question, “Are you allergic to any medications?” is a critical component of triage and history of an orthopaedic surgery patient.