AAOS Now, May 2020
Newly Released Special Edition of JAAOS ® Features the Latest Research and Guidance for Practicing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Journal of the AAOS ® (JAAOS ®) will publish a COVID-19 special edition for its June 1 issue. As COVID-19 has become the top priority for researchers and medical professionals alike, the articles are already available online at the JAAOS ® website/
Latest COVID-19 Webinar from Academy Leadership Provides Updates on Advocacy, Return to Surgery, and Research
In a COVID-19 webinar presented on May 13, AAOS’ Presidential Line provided updates on advocacy, return to surgery, COVID-19 member research, patient information, and virtual education. Similar to previous webinars, a question-and-answer session shed some light on members’ top concerns about navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
OVT Debuts Curriculum on Patient Safety and Quality
Julie Balch Samora, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAOS, and Kevin Shea, MD, FAAOS, recognized a need for an educational curriculum around patient safety and quality improvement, a critical area in orthopaedics that is evolving on a daily basis.
Direct-to-payer Marketing Attempts to Bypass Orthopaedic Surgeon Decision-making
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing campaigns have been a part of the healthcare landscape since their introduction in the early 1980s. Most orthopaedic surgeons have dealt with patients demanding a specific drug or implant they learned about through television, radio, or print ads, as well as, more recently, social media campaigns. Although healthcare professionals advocate for well-informed patients, DTC marketing has also led to untoward outcomes for patients.
AAOS Introduces Presurgical Checklist for Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) have profound effects on patients and the healthcare system, but they can be very difficult to diagnose.
Patient Handouts Available to Convey Information in AAOS CPG for PJI
With information more readily available, more patients are turning to the internet or social media to investigate potential surgeries, symptoms, procedures, and associated risk factors.
New AAOS Committee on Devices, Biologics, and Technology Springs to Life
As the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, AAOS announced in November 2019 a strategic investment in the field of biologics and future disruptive technologies.
Data Supplements Offer the Latest on AAOS Registries
When the question is, “What’s new with the AAOS Registry Program?” a safe answer is always, “Plenty!” The AAOS Family of Registries is an ever-growing clan, both in numbers of anatomically categorized programs and in the volume and quality of data that continue to pour into these valuable clinical data repositories for orthopaedic procedures.
Supporting Graduate Medical Education, One Program at a Time
Nonconflicted, third-party grant administration was a novel medical association model when OMeGA Medical Grants Association was established in 2008.
The Journal of the AAOS’ ® Online Presence Gets a New Look
The websites of the Journal of the AAOS ® (JAAOS ®) publication family received a makeover after nearly four years since their last update.