AAOS Now, April 2013
Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, Takes Helm in Home Town
Chicago native named 81st president of AAOS He has already served as president of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative. He is a nationally known researcher and educator, the William A. Hark, MD-Susanne G.
AAOS Approves First AUC
The AAOS Board of Directors approved the Academy’s first appropriate use criteria (AUC)—on the treatment of distal radius fractures—at their meeting on March 18, 2013. AUC, explained Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of the Council on Research and Quality, “are another step in ensuring that orthopaedic patients receive high quality, cost-effective, and appropriate musculoskeletal care.” According to William C.
Obese Patients Present a Weighty Problem
Obesity is a big problem in the United States, where two thirds of the population is either overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 to 29.9) or obese (BMI of 30 or higher). That presents an issue—not only for orthopaedists and other medical specialists—but also for policymakers trying to find ways to cut healthcare costs. At the AAOS Now forum, “Obesity, Orthopaedics, and Outcomes,” held prior to the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago, S.