AAOS Now, January 2008
SPRINT study challenges superiority of reamed nailing
Study sets new standard for orthopaedic research The Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary [IM] Nails in Tibial Fractures (SPRINT) found virtually no difference between the results achieved with either reamed or nonreamed IM nailing in tibial shaft fractures, according to a presentation given at the 2007 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA).
75th Annual Meeting to feature Tom Brokaw
Legendary anchor will be Presidential Guest Speaker Tom Brokaw From covering spirited celebrations like the 1989 dismantling of the Berlin Wall to being a go-to anchor during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Brokaw may not have seen everything, but he has probably come close. When he finally stepped away from the anchor desk, it was not to rest on his laurels, but to embrace a new and varied career as correspondent, author, television host, and public speaker.
Medicare payments updated for 6 months
As AAOS Now went to press, Congress passed legislation to replace the scheduled 10.1 percent cut in Medicare physician payments for 2008 with a 0.5 percent payment update through June 30. Because future funds will pay for the increase, Congress must again take action to avert 10+ percent payment cuts to physicians beginning on July 1.