AAOS Now, July 2008
Research aims to improve understanding of bone healing
OREF Career Development Award goes to Mathias Bostrom, MD After fracture repair or total joint replacement, patients may be able to get back on their feet more quickly, thanks to research being conducted by Mathias P.G. Bostrom, MD, and funded in part by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). The OREF Board of Trustees named Dr. Bostrom a 2008 recipient of its Career Development Award, which encourages a commitment to scientific research in orthopaedic surgery.
Defining evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
What is an evidence-based clinical practice guideline? To answer that question, we must first examine its components. A “Clinical Practice Guideline” (CPG) has been defined in a very structured manner by the Institute of Medicine as a “systematically developed statement to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.”