AAOS Now, April 2015
David Teuscher, MD, Takes Office
In an orthopaedic galaxy, noted David D. Teuscher, MD, “my personal five-pointed Lone Star is never alone.” Dr. Teuscher, who took office as AAOS president during the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last month, identified his personal family, his extended family, his faith family, and his professional family as “the relationships that matter most” to him. Commenting that he has been privileged to live in an “amazing place”—the house of orthopaedics—Dr.
“Digital Deadwalkers” Take to the Air
In recent years, the Academy’s public service campaigns have focused on the dangers of distracted driving. But this year, the campaign is moving in a slightly different direction to highlight the threat posed by “distracted driving’s cousin—distracted walking.” “We know that the number of injuries to pedestrians using their phones has nearly tripled since 2004, and surveys have shown that 60 percent of pedestrians are distracted by other activities while walking,” said Alan S.
Ride for the Brand
In the American Old West, the term “ride for the brand” was an expression of a cowboy’s loyalty to his employer or outfit and was considered the highest order compliment in that nearly feudal society. A man could choose to quit if he didn’t like the way the ranch or outfit was being run, and many did. But if he stayed, the cowboy was expected to give his loyalty to the brand.
Remembering Victor M. Goldberg, MD
Since the very first issue of AAOS Now, Victor M. Goldberg, MD, has been an integral part of this publication. He never missed an editorial board meeting, and he always came with great ideas for articles focused on the research aspects of orthopaedics that he loved. Dr.
Leslie M. Bodnar, MD Dec. 16, 2014 South Bend, Ind. Antonio E. Castellvi, MD Feb. 8, 2014 Temple Terrace, Fla. Victor M. Goldberg, MD Feb. 8, 2015 Gates Mills, Ohio Dietrich Hempel, MD October 2014 Hamburg, Germany John R. Huckell, MD July 1, 2014 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada David B. Lovejoy Jr, MD May 27, 2013 Peabody, Mass. William C. Martin, MD Jan. 15, 2015 Bay City, Mich. Robert D. Ray, MD Santa Rosa, Calif. Robert C.
Meet Your New Board Members
Five orthopaedic surgeons and one lay member took their places on the AAOS Board of Directors during the 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. They were introduced to the fellowship at that time; here’s your opportunity to meet them. The board members include the new second vice-president, two elected at-large members, the recently elected secretaries of the Board of Councilors (BOC) and Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), and a new lay member. William J.
John F. Lovejoy Jr, MD, Honored with AAOS Humanitarian Award
In 2010, 4 days after the devastating earthquake, John F. Lovejoy Jr, MD, and a team of surgeons and technicians arrived at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti, and began treating patients. They transformed the 73-bed hospital into a 500-bed MASH-like unit and performed more than 180 surgeries during the first week—most of them amputations. In recognition of heroic efforts like this and more than 30 years of providing health care to the underserved in Haiti, the AAOS presented Dr.
Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, Honored with Diversity Award
Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, is most deserving of this award,” wrote Ramon L. Jimenez, MD, in support of her nomination for the AAOS Diversity Award. Were she to win, wrote Dr. Jimenez, “I would venture to say that more than 1,000 students, residents, and orthopaedic surgeons she has directly helped throughout the past 10 years will stand up and cheer.” Dr. Simpson Mason’s colleagues did just that when she received the 2015 AAOS Diversity Award at the AAOS Annual Meeting.
Tipton Award Presented to Andrew J. Weiland, MD
The AAOS presented the William W. Tipton Jr, MD, Leadership Award to Andrew J. Weiland, MD, at the 2015 Annual Meeting. The Tipton Leadership Award recognizes Academy members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities that have benefited the orthopaedic community, patients, and/or the American public. The award honors and celebrates the life, accomplishments, and qualities of the late Dr. Tipton, an orthopaedic surgeon, educator, and former AAOS chief executive officer.
Setting Now Straight with Eeric Truumees, MD
New editor-in-chief of AAOS Now takes charge With this issue, Texas orthopaedic surgeon Eeric Truumees, MD, steps into the role of editor-in-chief of AAOS Now. For the past year, Dr. Truumees has served as editor-in-chief designee, working with S. Terry Canale, MD, inaugural editor-in-chief of AAOS Now, to ensure a smooth transition. Dr. Canale served as editor-in-chief since the publication’s inception in 2006. Dr.
AAOS Brings Annual Meeting to You
On-demand webcasts enable anytime, anywhere viewing From anywhere in the world—and at any time of the day or night—AAOS members can benefit from the outstanding educational presentations of the AAOS 2015 Annual Meeting. Through June 30, 2015, AAOS members can “attend” selected symposia via webcasts. These symposia provide a rich overview and multiple viewpoints on today’s hottest topics, presented by surgeons who are shaping the future of the orthopaedic specialty.
SIGN Conference Addresses Growing Challenge of Trauma Care
Surgeons from around the world explore treatments for severe injuries Lewis G. Zirkle Jr, MD Developing countries around the world, as identified by the United Nations, range from economic giants India and China to impoverished Haiti and Sudan. Despite their differences, these countries have many of the same problems, including high rates of severe orthopaedic injuries and lack of access to adequate care.
Pat on the Back...
Frank B. Kelly, MD, recipient of the 2014 Physician of the Year Award from the Bibb County Medical Society. 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Health Policy Fellows: P. Maxwell Courtney, MD; Alexander McLawhorn, MD, MBA; and Adam Sasson, MD. New officers and board members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA): Theodore Miclau III, MD, president; Steven A. Olson, MD, president-elect; William M. Ricci, MD, 2nd president-elect; Nirmal C.