AAOS Now, January 2021
A Review of Regulatory Bodies Overseeing U.S. Health Care
As the incoming chair of the AAOS Advocacy Council, I will endeavor to communicate these issues plainly so that we can all better understand how legislative and regulatory actions affect how we care for patients and, more importantly, what we can do to influence these changes in a positive direction.
COVID-19 Vaccines Provide Hope
While the healthcare system will still be under immense pressure over the upcoming months, we can finally start to look ahead with a sense of optimism in respect to our patients’ musculoskeletal care and long-term sustainability of our practices.
Will COVID-19 Set Us Further Behind in Improving Diversity in Orthopaedics?
Another victim of the pandemic may be the recruitment of diverse students into orthopaedics.
Book Details Financial Barriers to Optimal Orthopaedic Care
I survived my first plunge doing a book review for AAOS Now (“A Book Review of ‘Scalpel’s Cut,’ a Fictional Thriller by Richard A. Brown, MD,” November 2018), so I decided to take on “Healthcare from the Trenches: an Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients’ Perspective” by orthopaedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, FAAOS.