AAOS Now, September 2019
High Prevalence of Depression Found in Shoulder Surgery Patients
In a study of patients who underwent surgical stabilization for glenohumeral instability, 51 percent of patients demonstrated preoperative symptoms consistent with clinical depression (CD), and 24 percent demonstrated symptoms consistent with CD one year after surgery.
Study Evaluates Nonsurgical Treatment for Incomplete Fractures after Low-velocity Gunshot Wounds
A study on management of incomplete fractures of the femur caused by low-velocity gunshot wounds (GSWs) concluded that, for most patients, nonsurgical management is the appropriate course of treatment.
Gain Actionable Insights for Your Quality Practices
Having insight means developing deeper understanding, which is exactly how AAOS practice performance tools can add value to your practice and improve the quality of your patient care. AAOS provides the resources you need to stay current with the latest evidence-based orthopaedic practices, as well as comparative data to help you measure and assess your performance. Some of the tools are outlined here.