AAOS Now, June 2007
Orthopaedic leaders take on Capitol Hill
NOLC participants seek support from legislators to fix flawed Medicare reimbursement formula, developing advocacy strategies at the state level For more than two decades, the AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC) has convened the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) each spring in Washington, D.C., bringing together the leadership of orthopaedic societies from around the country.
Articular cartilage defects: Emerging technologies are changing the treatment landscape
Microfracture, osteochondral transplants, and implantation of cultured autologous chondrocytes help repair, replace, and regenerate tissue The goals of treating articular cartilage lesions haven’t changed, but the treatment techniques themselves have evolved in recent decades, according to a master lecture presented by Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD, at the Arthroscopy Association of North America meeting in San Francisco last month.
Fellowship adopts new Standards of Professionalism
Bylaws amendments, resolutions also endorsed The ballots are in and the votes have been counted. By an overwhelming majority, AAOS fellows adopted recommendations on six resolutions, five proposed changes to the AAOS Bylaws, and two new Standards of Professionalism (SOPs)—on Advertising by Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedist-Industry Conflicts of Interest. This brings the number of SOPs in the AAOS Professional Compliance Program to six.