AAOS Now, January 2013
Online Extra: The AAOS/ADA CPG on Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures
An interview with David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA During the review process for the new clinical practice guideline (CPG), David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, chair of the AAOS Evidence-Based Practice Committee, took some time to talk with AAOS Now about the history of the guideline, the involvement of the American Dental Association (ADA), the improvements in wording, and the new supplemental tools. AAOS Now: Can you provide some background information on the development of this joint CPG? Dr.
Taking Another Look at Osteolysis
Osteolysis is one of the persistent barriers to long-term success of total joint arthroplasty, with debris due to implant wear considered a major culprit. The impact of dynamic fluid pressure on bone resorption and osteolysis, however, is unknown. Denis Nam, MD While formulating an idea for a research project, Dr. Nam spoke with scientists working with Mathias P. G. Bostrom, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell.
Antiplatelet Medications and Orthopaedic Surgery
Most orthopaedic surgery is elective, with the goal of improving quality of life. Patients who are considering elective procedures must weigh the potential benefits and the potential risks, which can include serious medical complications and death. One of our jobs as orthopaedic surgeons is to define and minimize those risks, in collaboration with our medical colleagues. A patient considering orthopaedic surgery who is taking an antiplatelet medication faces two types of risk.
Clinician Scientist Development Program Celebrates 10 Years
Min Jung Park, MD, MMSc Focused on pursuing a career as a hand surgeon, Dr. Park considered both plastic surgery and orthopaedic pathways. “I was more excited about what orthopaedic surgery has to offer as a specialty as a whole,” he recalls. As he discovered interests during nearly every rotation in his residency, Dr. Park found it difficult to settle on a specialty.
New Workshops, Symposia at ORS 2013 Annual Meeting
The Orthopaedic Research Society’s (ORS) Annual Meeting, Jan. 26–29, in San Antonio, offers researchers and clinicians a forum to share ideas and discuss future trends and new research findings that will ultimately influence the treatment and care of orthopaedic patients. This year’s meeting will include numerous scientific workshops, each focused on a different area of interest or type of research.