AAOS Now, August 2016
Making Sense of Maintenance of Certification
Since 1986, maintenance of certification (MOC) has been a major issue for orthopaedic surgeons. It was then that the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)—the governing board for medical specialties such as orthopaedics—introduced the MOC concept. As a result, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)—one of the ABMS member boards—began developing a unique certification pathway for orthopaedic surgeons.
Preventing Bicycle Injuries
I encounter bicyclists nearly every day on my way to and from work in downtown Philadelphia, as well as in my own neighborhood. I'm frustrated when I see riders darting in and out of traffic, not signaling before they turn, and generally creating potentially dangerous situations on crowded roads and sidewalks. However, the AAOS Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign, developed in partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, has given me a new perspective on bicycle safety.