AAOS Now, MarApr 2007
No easy answers on disk herniation surgery
Even before it was published, SPORT study was the subject of controversy and concern Initial results from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) study have garnered plenty of publicity—almost as much as speculation about those results before their publication. “So many people were worried about what the results would be and ready to argue with whatever we found,” recalled James N. Weinstein, DO, MS, the study’s primary author.
Orthopaedic surgeons wage war against extremity injuries
“As a direct result of the efforts of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the U.S. Congress has allocated $7.5 million in funding for the Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program (OETRP),” said Joseph C. Wenke, PhD, of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Speaking at the Extremity War Injuries II (EWI-II) symposium in January, Dr.
Meet the new members of the AAOS Board of Directors
At the 2007 Annual Meeting in San Diego, five orthopaedic surgeons were introduced as new members of the AAOS Board of Directors. Although they come from different parts of the country and have a broad range of backgrounds, the new members share a strong commitment to the Academy. Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD Second Vice-President Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, says he knew early on that he wanted to be a physician.