AAOS Now, December 2013
From the ACA to YODA: Top Issues of 2013
This past year has been one of political turmoil. When it comes to orthopaedic issues in the news, 2013 has been a year of exciting controversies, generating several interesting news stories in AAOS Now. The top 10 news items of 2013, as selected by the AAOS Now Editorial Board, all received considerable coverage in the pages of AAOS Now.
Rotator Cuff Treatments Pay Off
Shoulder pain associated with an injury to the rotator cuff affects millions of people in the United States and leads to millions of patient visits to physicians. The functional limitations due to these injuries may result in reduced earning for individuals as well as lost productivity and increased costs to society. Two trends contribute to increasing concerns about the appropriate treatment for rotator cuff disease.