AAOS Now, December 2019
Clinical Care Pathways: Incorporating Evidence into Practice
Care pathways, or clinical care pathways, are widely used in numerous U.S. healthcare settings. Pathways are characterized as multidisciplinary management tools, based on evidence-based medicine and input from content experts to guide care for a specified patient population with a specific condition.
Study Evaluates Lower-cost TKA Prostheses from Physician-owned Distributorships
A study comparing results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using prostheses provided by a physician-owned distributorship (POD) versus higher-cost implants provided by major commercial manufacturers found no differences in outcomes or complications.
Evolution Versus Revolution in AI: Why the Distinction?
This is the fifth article in an ongoing series on artificial intelligence (AI) in orthopaedics. Previous articles tackled topics such as the origins of AI, how AI reads X-rays, natural language processing in medical decision-making, and medical ethics related to AI. This article explores the difference between shallow and deep AI, as well as the phenomenon of AI creep. This article explores the difference between shallow and deep AI, as well as the phenomenon of AI creep.
Academy Announces Strategic Investment in Biologics Research and Development
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced a strategic investment in the field of biologics. Over the next five years, the AAOS will prioritize research and development for a biologics-focused competency within the Academy’s existing business.