AAOS Now, May 2009
Low-touch surgeons in a high-touch world
Ten years later—Study reveals what patients think of you In 1998, the AAOS researched the image of orthopaedists in a groundbreaking baseline study. It surveyed the opinions of 700 member surgeons and included 800 telephone interviews with the public. The results were both surprising and revealing. The survey showed, for example, that orthopaedic surgeons believed they had both high technical skills (tech) and high interpersonal skills (touch).
AAOS releases new statement on antibiotics after arthroplasty
Comprehensive “information statement” puts patient safety first In February 2009, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the release of the information statement “Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Bacteremia in Patients with Joint Replacements.”