AAOS Now, November 2016
AAOS Board Approves AUC on Antibiotic Use for Dental Procedures
At its September meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a suite of appropriate use criteria (AUC) providing guidance on when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to dental procedures in patients with replacement joint implants.
Wanted: Orthopaedic Surgeon-Scientists!
Orthopaedic innovations come to market in a variety of ways. Sometimes, a researcher will uncover a clue to a new treatment. Then, orthopaedic surgeons will conduct clinical trials to see whether the treatment works. Other times, a clinician will notice a similarity among patients and turn to a researcher to find the reason. And sometimes, the researcher and the clinician are one and the same: the elusive orthopaedic surgeon-scientist.