AAOS Now, May 2017
New CPG Addresses Hip Osteoarthritis and THA
At the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego, the AAOS approved the release of a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on Management of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Hip. The guideline includes four recommendations classified as "strong," being derived from evidence from two or more "high-quality" studies with consistent findings for recommending for or against an intervention, and eight classified as "moderate."
Patients, Paperwork, and Politics
Eeric Truumees, MD "You did not enter this profession to be bean-counters and paper-pushers. You entered this profession to be healers—and that's what our healthcare system should let you be." —President Barack Obama, June 2009, speaking to the American Medical Association (AMA) "Obamacare … is going to be amazingly destructive. … I have a friend who's a doctor, and he said to me, 'Donald, I never saw anything like it. I have more accountants than I have nurses. It's a disaster.
A Resident's Perspective of Annual Meeting
Every year, the AAOS Annual Meeting provides orthopaedic surgeons and allied healthcare providers with a wealth of educational and networking opportunities. It's not surprising then that first-time attendee, Hayden Rockson, MD, a PGY-2 research resident at UMass Memorial's department of orthopaedics, was anxious to arrive in San Diego for the 2017 meeting. Dr. Rockson was the Academy's first social media correspondent on the AAOS Members Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, Dr.
From Presidential Hopes to Healthcare Reform
As the Presidential Guest Speaker at the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting, publisher and one-time presidential candidate Steve Forbes shared his views on a variety of topics such as tax reform and Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. According to Mr. Forbes, health care will be the "most dynamic growth industry ever," with recent and coming trends pushing health care in a more consumer-oriented direction. Following his presentation, Mr. Forbes sat down with Stuart J.
Setting AAOS Now Straight
Dear Dr. Truumees: I read with great interest your editorial in the March issue of AAOS Now. I believe you did a very good job addressing integrative medicine and espousing a common sense approach, which I think is too often lost with most orthopaedic practitioners. Your article was balanced and pointed out integrative medicine approaches that are being used by orthopaedists in this country.
Submit Manuscripts for 2018 Kappa Delta Awards
The AAOS is soliciting manuscripts for the 2018 Kappa Delta Awards and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Clinical Research Award. Up to two $20,000 Kappa Delta awards—the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award and the Ann Doner Vaughan Award, one $20,000 Kappa Delta Young Investigator award, and one $20,000 OREF Clinical Research Award—will be bestowed, provided manuscripts of requisite quality are submitted.
AAOS Education in Vietnam
The AAOS-Vietnamese Orthopaedic Association (VOA) Visiting Faculty and Professional Development Program was designed as a comprehensive education program aimed at improving the quality of orthopaedic care in Vietnam. From May 2009 through 2014, AAOS-VOA courses focused on one of three specialty areas were held in hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, and Hanoi, under the guidance of AAOS course directors Stuart L.
Apply Now for the LFP
The Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) offers an exciting opportunity available to all AAOS Fellows who are age 45 and younger by Jan. 31, 2018. The LFP is a 1-year program that begins at the AAOS Annual Meeting. The program's goal is to facilitate the development of future AAOS leaders from younger members who have previous volunteer or leadership experience. The LFP combines didactic and experiential leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program.
Pat on the Back...
2017 American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Traveling Fellows: Amgad M. Haleem, MD, and Kevin D. Martin, DO. 2017 Annual Meeting Resident Bowl Winners: Vanna Rocchi, DO; Hannah Kirby, MD; Nicholas Lopreiato, MD; and Mitchell Fourman, MD. Members of the 2017 Orthopaedic Trauma Association board of directors: William M. Ricci, MD, president; David C. Teague, MD, president-elect; Michael D. McKee, MD, 2nd president-elect; Heather A. Vallier, MD, secretary; Brendan M.