AAOS Now, April 2018
New President David A. Halsey, MD, Speaks of an Academy That Will Adapt to Challenges
In delivering his address as incoming AAOS president at the 2018 Annual Meeting on March 8, David A. Halsey, MD, invoked a biomechanical principle—Wolff’s law—to describe how under his leadership he envisions an Academy that continues to respond to the various disruptive changes affecting the practice of orthopaedic medicine. The principle that a bone will adapt to the loads under which it is placed embodies the notion that “form follows function,” Dr. Halsey said.
New AUC on DDH Offers Guidance for Pediatricians and Orthopaedists
At the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the release of Appropriate Use Criteria covering Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in Infants Up to 6 Months of Age. Based on the Academy’s previously issued Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on DDH, this new AUC is noteworthy because it provides a customized version for orthopaedic surgeons as well as generalists/pediatricians.