AAOS Now, March 2018
The Rules for Opioid Prescribing are Critical and Confusing
Over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of articles in the medical press and academic journals on the opioid crisis. Some of them relate to changes in the federal response, but often state-wide, pharmacy company, and hospital system initiatives are presented.
Promote the Academy's Safe Driving Message with Your Patients and Community
Nearly 8 years ago, the Academy launched the Decide to Drive distracted driving awareness campaign with the message: "Behind the wheel, there is no such thing as a small distraction." The campaign, in partnership with the Auto Alliance, has won numerous awards, received hundreds of media placements, and helped to spotlight the dangers of distracted driving.
Which is Correct: OrthopEdics or OrthopAEdics?
After many years of debate, the question of which term, orthopEdics or orthopAEdics, is correct remains unanswered. The well-known English term OrthopAEdics, derived from the French term "Orthopédie," originated in 1741 by Nikolas Andry. It refers to the prevention of deformities in children, based on the Greek words "ορθός/orthos" (straight) and "paidion" or "paedion" (child). ΟrthopEdics (ΟρθοπEδική in Greek) is more inclusive of all age groups.