AAOS Now, February 2021
New CPG Offers Recommendations on Distal Radius Fractures
At its December 2020 Board of Directors meeting, AAOS approved a new Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on the Management of Distal Radius Fractures.
Rare Disease Research Paves the Way for Registry Studies of the Most Common Orthopaedic Ailments
The 2019 launch of the AAOS Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry (MsTR) was a major achievement for the orthopaedic oncology community.
Do We Need to Worry About Methyl Methacrylate Exposure?
As orthopaedic surgeons, we are exposed to myriad occupational hazards, including ionizing radiation and blood-borne viral infections, as well as the volatile fumes of acrylic bone cement.
Cannabinoids after Orthopaedic Surgery?
As legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana use continues to expand in the United States, cannabinoids are being increasingly studied for use in a wide array of medical applications, including treatment of chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Patient Safety Scenario: Leadership Prevails Within the OR
A patient was involved in a motor vehicle accident at night and sustained a grade II open radius/ulna fracture and in addition complained of numbness in the median nerve distribution.
AOSSM Million Dollar Drive Raises $2.2 Million
The American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) launched a major development campaign called the Million Dollar Drive at the conclusion of its Annual Meeting in July 2019, and members stepped up in a major way.
High Recurrence after Surgery Highlights Unmet Treatment Need for Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumors
Tenosynovial giant cell tumors (TGCTs) are rare, locally aggressive, typically benign neoplasms of joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths.
3D-printed Custom Implants Are Not for All Patients
This article discusses the process for identifying a patient in need of a custom implant and the design steps to bring the custom implant to fruition.