AAOS Now, March 2017
Study: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate
A study of how orthopaedic conditions are diagnosed and managed by emergency department (ED) personnel at one Level 1 trauma center found that a significant number of them are misdiagnosed and ineffectively managed. The study was presented by CPT Nicholas A. Kusnezov, MD, during the 2016 annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Study Describes “Game Changer” Technology for Diagnosing Compartment Syndrome
Because acute compartment syndrome (ACS) can be such a devastating condition, accurate and timely diagnosis is essential. Improving the process to assess injuries for ACS is imperative across trauma care, but it may have elevated priority in the military setting, where high-energy injuries that are especially associated with ACS may be frequently encountered.
Resident Education in the Digital Age
Today’s orthopaedic residents are connected to more technology than ever before. Smart phones have replaced pagers, information can be accessed instantly, and learning can occur anywhere. How orthopaedic residents learn in the current age of technology was one of the topics covered during the 2016 AAOS Fall Meeting symposium on “The Paradigm Shift in Resident Education” presented by members of the AAOS Resident Assembly Executive Committee.
Second Look-Clinical News and Views
These items originally appeared in AAOS Headline News Now, a thrice-weekly enewsletter that keeps AAOS members up to date on clinical, socioeconomic, and political issues, with links to more detailed information. Subscribe at www.aaos.org/news/news.asp (member login required) TJA outcomes—Data from a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS; Jan.
Female IPOS Scholars Sweep the Podium
The results are in! Female orthopaedic residents claimed the top three overall scores in the 5th annual Top Gun Surgical Simulation Competition, held during the 13th annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) in Orlando, Florida, from Dec. 6–10, 2016.