AAOS Now, September 2010
Professional compliance actions
At its meeting on June 19, 2010, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered the following automatic compliance matters and took the actions indicated. Actions were taken under Article VIII, Sections 8.2.d, 8.2.e, and 8.3.b of the AAOS Bylaws. Shekhar S. Desai, MD Satellite Beach, Fla. Expelled as Active Fellow On March 5, 2010, Dr.
Can’t get enough PRP?
Some time back, my wife had plantar fasciitis. I treated her for 3 months—heel cups, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, the works. Nothing seemed to help. She fired me and turned to E. Greer Richardson, MD, a renowned foot surgeon and a partner of mine. He treated her, even resorting to a cast for 3 months. S. Terry Canale, MD Enter, stage left, PRP. What is PRP? It is not EMR (electronic medical records). It is not BP (British Petroleum).
Help the public get “Fit to a T”
USBJD makes it easy to promote good bone health “I have lost track of how many times I have given this presentation!” said Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, referring to the dozens of educational sessions she has led as part of the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade’s (USBJD) “Fit to a T” program. Dr.
Improve your image, presentation, and media skills
“Out of the box” activities during the 2011 Annual Meeting As you begin to think about and plan your travel for the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting, I would like to share with you three different areas for participation that I have benefitted from over the years. The Annual Meeting is the premier place for orthopaedic learning, networking, and education—but it also includes out-of-the-box and useful communications activities.
Pat on the Back…
Robert M. Campbell Jr., MD, recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives for his achievements in providing children with lifesaving medical care. Freddie H. Fu, MD, named Distinguished Service Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Robert P. Mack, MD, inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame. Robert A. Stanton, MD, installed as the 39th president of the AOSSM.
FDA clears surgical fluid management system Thermedx has received FDA market clearance to sell its 37-5 Fluid Management System (A) to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the United States. The system combines the functionality of five narrow-use irrigation products into a single device, enabling users to manage and/or warm irrigation fluids efficiently and cost-effectively during orthopaedic, urologic, gynecologic, and general surgeries, according to Thermedx.