AAOS Now, November 2008
How 50 years of OREF funding have changed orthopaedics
Developments have roots in OREF-funded studies In the past 50-plus years, the orthopaedic specialty has changed dramatically, with new techniques and innovations that advance not only the way orthopaedists practice, but also improve the lives of the patients they treat. With donor support from AAOS members and industry, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has funded the beginnings of many of these advancements.
Wanted: Clinical topics that make a difference
Submit your suggestions for clinical practice guidelines Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is “the integration of individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research,” as described by David Sackett, MD, one of the founders of the evidence-based medicine concept and movement. EBM has the potential to improve the quality of care, reduce errors, and manage costs.