AAOS Now, November 2011
Beach musings …
“I don’t mean to be rude,” she said, “but sometimes I don’t think you listen too well.” “You’re not the first woman to tell me that,” was my reply and I sat down. The she was a patient in her mid-30s whose fate it was to have a host of orthopaedic problems with a complication always waiting in the wings. One procedure begat another and so it was with me.
Disclosure, diversity, and damages
I was quite taken by Dr. Canale’s excellent evocation of the heroes with white hats (“Where have all the ‘white hats’ gone?” AAOS Now, September 2011) and his call for all orthopaedic surgeons to strive to be “white hats,” to offer full disclosure, and to employ rigorous honesty in our reporting. We certainly should avoid becoming “black hats.” One’s ties to industry, even economic ties, should not invalidate one’s research or bias one’s papers. Dr.
Create your own adventure at IPOS 2011
Annual symposium keeps participants coming back Now in its 8th year, the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) is a distinctive educational program that covers the spectrum of pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic conditions. This year’s event takes place at the World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 7–10, 2011. Presented by the AAOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the 4-day program is led by course director John M.
A report from SICOT
The world’s orthopaedic association hosts a world-class meeting The SICOT XXV Triennial World Congress (TWC) welcomed more than 3,000 participants from more than 100 countries to Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 6–9, 2011.
Announcing the 2012 slate of AAOS leaders
On Oct. 12, 2011, the AAOS Nominating Committee released its recommended slate of nominees. The release was timed to correspond to bylaw amendments adopted by the Fellowship after the 2010 Annual Meeting. Chaired by E. Anthony Rankin, MD, the Nominating Committee also included James R. Andrews, MD; Champ L. Baker Jr, MD; S. Terry Canale, MD; Lawrence D. Dorr, MD; Christopher D. Harner, MD; and Ken Yamaguchi, MD.
Joint replacement societies launch Operation Walk USA
Coordinated effort will provide joint replacements to nation’s poor “Millions of U.S. citizens have crippling arthritis. End-stage degenerative joint disease of the hip and knee adversely affects an individual’s quality of life, making simple activities of daily living extremely painful,” notes Adolph V. Lombardi Jr, MD, president of The Hip Society.
Pat on the back…
James H. Beaty, MD, recipient of the Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Tennessee Medical School. Barbara D. Boyan, PhD, recipient of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration grant to promote the development and availability of medical devices for children. Darryl D. D’Lima, MD, PhD, recipient of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) Nicolas Andry Award. Coauthors: Clifford W. Colwell Jr, MD; Shantanu Patil, MD; and Nicolai Steklov, BS. Denis S.
John C. Baker, MD Sept. 11, 2011 Tampa, Fla. Daniel W. Carlisle, MD December 2010 San Antonio, Texas John F. Downing, MD Sept. 27, 2011 Stamford, Conn. Michael E. King, MD Oct. 7, 2011 Winston Salem, N.C. Morey S. Moreland, MD Oct. 2, 2011 Pittsburgh. Pa. M. Joseph Shepard, MD Aug. 26, 2011 Tyler, Texas