AAOS Now, June 2011
NOLC participants report on outcomes of Hill visits
By Madeleine Lovette Congressional representatives open to IPAB repeal, medical liability reform As part of the 2011 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), approximately 400 orthopaedists visited their legislators on Capitol Hill on April 7, 2011.
Do all displaced midshaft clavicle fractures need surgery?
Point/counterpoint: ORIF or nonsurgical treatment Whether an athlete falls off a bicycle, is tackled in a football game, or is slammed into the side of the hockey rink by another player, the result can be the same: a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture. When this potentially season-ending injury occurs, it’s not always clear whether conservative treatment or surgical fixation will yield the best patient outcomes. Brian H. Mullis, MD, and Edward G.