AAOS Now, January 2014
AAOS Introduces OA Knee AUC
When a patient has end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, joint replacement is the ultimate treatment. But before a patient reaches that point, clinicians have numerous other treatment options—and many can be very helpful in reducing pain, improving function, and delaying or occasionally even precluding the need for arthroplasty. Determining which of these other treatments would be appropriate—and when—isn’t always clear.
No Place Like the Big Easy
If you’re only as good as your last Annual Meeting, the Academy is promising you’ll be better than ever when you attend this year’s global gathering in New Orleans, which features a number of innovative new offerings on top of the expected world-leading educational program.
SGR Repeal and Replacement Moves Forward
Efforts to repeal and replace the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula are moving closer to being realized. On Dec. 12, 2013, the Senate Finance and the House Ways and Means committees passed bipartisan bills to permanently repeal the SGR—the first step in replacing the outdated formula.