AAOS Now, May 2011
I ain’t much, but I’m all I think about
Personally, I had no decision to make and no excuse such as “Obamacare.” I wanted a great career at all costs. I prayed to the Lord to make me rich and famous—He not only didn’t make me rich and famous; He made me bald and ugly. My practice, my career, and my reputation were all totally consuming, at the expense of everything else, including my family. “I ain’t much, but I’m all I think about.”
Setting Now straight
I believe that the headline for the article on nightstick fractures (“Surgery better for nightstick fractures,” AAOS Now, February 2011) is misleading. A reader perusing the publication may be misled to believe that a definitive answer has been identified for the treatment of nightstick fractures. The article reports on a retrospective review of a variety of nonsurgical treatments (long-arm cast, short-arm cast, brace, and sling) versus surgical treatment.
Egyptian surgeon sees hope for his nation
Visiting scholarship recipient describes a revolution Amgad Haleem, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon in Cairo, was planning to travel to California in January to attend the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, which had accepted two of his abstracts. But a stunning uprising in his home country meant he had to cancel his trip. As his countrymen protested against long-time president Hosni Mubarak, Dr.
Global scope, local impact
AAOS International Scholarships celebrate 10th anniversary They come from around the world to learn and to sharpen their surgical skills. They return home inspired and driven to share with others the knowledge and training they’ve obtained. They are the AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholars—dedicated volunteers and leaders in their home countries, who are passionate about improving outcomes for orthopaedic patients.
Walter Baranowski, MD August 2010 Middleton, Wis. Wayne M. Gunckle, DO March 27, 2011 Clinton Township, Mich. Ronald G. Kleopfer, MD July 2009 Cody, Wyo. William James Mills, MD March 15, 2011 Anchorage, Alaska John S. Smith, MD May 6, 2009 Honolulu, Hawaii Joseph A. Smith, MD Dec. 4, 2010 Marietta, N.Y. Frederick Clyde Workmon, MD June 20, 2010 San Pedro, Calif.
Pat on the back…
Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, president-elect of the United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative. Peter G. Trafton, MD, for his humanitarian efforts as program director of Health Volunteers Overseas orthopaedics in Ghana. Lutul Farrow, MD, and Kevin Doulens, MD, for completing the 2010 European Federation of Orthopedic Sports Trauma (EFOST) European Travelling Fellowship. Michele A. James, MD, and Isador H.
AAOS introduces new abstract submission Web site
Now you can submit full-page abstracts with images AAOS members, residents, and other orthopaedic professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the AAOS 2012 Annual Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, Feb. 7–11, 2012. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and present your research—via a podium presentation, poster, scientific exhibit, or electronic media program—at the most important education event in orthopaedics.
Building relationships with the media
Applauding reporters and producers for jobs well done During the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) in Washington, D.C., the AAOS honored several national and local journalists for their work in writing and producing accurate reports on musculoskeletal health. These Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards—now in their sixth year—help AAOS engage and recognize relationships with journalists.