AAOS Now, June 2013
AAOS Approves Updated OA Knee CPG
The AAOS, with input from representatives of the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Family Practice, and the American Physical Therapy Association, recently published a collaborative clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty)—2nd Edition.
Orthopaedic Practices Face Mounting Financial Pressures
Many private orthopaedic practices may find significant challenges to maintaining financial solvency in the future, according to research presented during the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting by Alberto D. Cuellar, MD. Dr. Cuellar’s Scientific Poster, “The Economic Conundrum of Private Practice Orthopaedic Surgery,” was selected as the overall best poster by the Central Program Committee. The study analyzes more than a decade of historical financial data from a multispecialty orthopaedic group.