AAOS Now, September 2015
Children, CT, and Radiation-Induced Malignancy
Computed tomography (CT) is a valuable imaging modality that provides diagnostic resolution often not achievable with other techniques. As a result of this clinical utility, the use of CT scans in the United States has been steadily rising; roughly 85 million CT scans were performed in this country in 2011, more than 4 million of which were performed on children. In fact, one recent study examining the use of CT scans in U.S.
Apply Now for NIH Loan Repayment Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed a student loan repayment program for investigators who are performing scientific research and whose efforts lead to advancing the health of the nation.
Examining Achilles Tendon Rehabilitation Strategies
Orthopaedic surgeons and their young, active patients are all too familiar with acute Achilles tendon ruptures. That’s because these traumatic—and often devastating—injuries are on the rise. Every year, as many as 2.5 million individuals sustain a ruptured Achilles tendon. About half of these unlucky athletes are in their 20s and 30s, and 75 percent of the time the injury occurs during recreational sports activities.