AAOS Now, March 2017
‘America’s Finest City’ Welcomes AAOS!
San Diego—the city set to host the AAOS Annual Meeting from March 14–18—has been called the “birthplace of California,” as it was the first part of the state visited by Europeans, in the person of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. At that time, the region was already home to the Native American Kumeyaay people, and evidence suggests it was settled 9,000 to 12,000 years ago.
Practice Management Added to 2017 OITE
The Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) is a standardized examination administered annually by the AAOS. The OITE is the first and longest running yearly medical specialty examination in the United States. In 1960, J. Vernon Luck Sr, MD, who was, at that time, the first vice president of the AAOS, proposed a specialty examination to document and guide the process of learning during graduate training.
Kappa Delta Lanier Award Honors Work in Wrist Kinematics and Arthroplasty
and co-investigator Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, have spent close to three decades working to unravel the mysteries of wrist kinematics, with the ultimate goal of addressing the degenerative condition known as scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC), which occurs following traumatic disruption of the proximal carpal row. For their work on this challenging condition, Dr. Wolfe, of Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Dr.
Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award to Ankle Researcher
Shoes led Robin Queen, PhD, FACSM, to wonder about the ankle and to focus her research career on that joint. For her work so far and for the research efforts she currently leads at Virginia Tech, Dr. Queen will receive the 2017 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, to be presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting this month. Dr. Queen’s research is centered on solving mysteries in the interrelationships among ankle osteoarthritis (OA), ankle arthroplasty, and ankle fusion.
Do You Believe in Integrative Medicine?
In January, Daniel Neides, MD, medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, posted a column widely viewed as anti-vaccine on a local news site. A mild media circus erupted. Soon after, Dr. Neides issued an apology, and the hospital system—whose name and logo were included in his byline—disavowed the column, promising that “appropriate disciplinary action would be taken” against Dr. Neides.
Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD, Reflects on His Presidency
term as the 84th president of the AAOS comes to an end this month during the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego. AAOS Now spoke with Dr. Williams about the rewards and challenges of serving as president, the Academy’s accomplishments under his leadership, and his thoughts on the future of orthopaedics. : Serving as the Academy’s 84th president has been a tremendous honor. In my view, the Academy is the glue that holds orthopaedic surgeons together as a profession.
Don’t Miss the Technical Exhibits at Annual Meeting
At the AAOS Annual Meeting, learning extends well beyond the educational sessions. The Technical Exhibits offer attendees an unparalleled opportunity to view and compare the latest in orthopaedic products and services. “The Technical Exhibits provide attendees with a single destination—and multiple opportunities—to complement the educational activities of the AAOS Annual Meeting,” saidExhibits Committee chair.
Become an Author on ANationinMotion.org
Last month, I wrote about the upcoming launch of “Communities in Motion,” a new extension of the Academy’s A Nation in Motion ® public awareness campaign. The program has two primary components: an in-person community event on March 14, during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, and an online resource, ANationinMotion.org/communities. Both components empower children and adults to take control of their bone and joint health by staying active and eating healthy.
AAOS Introduces Spine Injuries in Athletes
: differ from other books on the subject? Dr. Hecht: Spine Injuries in Athletes is not about surgical techniques, it’s about decision making and evaluation of spine-injured athletes, whether they are a professional, Olympic, collegiate, amateur, or recreational athlete. The focus is on making decisions about treatment and determining when an athlete can return to play, which is often the most challenging aspect of caring for these patients.
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AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions
At its meeting on Dec. 10, 2016, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered two grievances filed under the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. In addition, the Board considered compliance matters not related to the AAOS Standards of Professionalism (SOP).