AAOS Now, January 2021
The Academy Continues Progress on Its Biologics Initiative
On the November 2020 episode of “The Bone Beat” podcast, David Jevsevar, MD, MBA, FAAOS, chair of the Committee on Devices, Biologics & Technology (DBT), and Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAOS, member of the DBT, discussed the evolving regulatory landscape and the new AAOS Biologics Dashboard.
Course Instructors Share Best Practices to Approach the ABOS Exam in the Age of COVID-19
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part I Examination can be a challenging and stressful time for orthopaedic surgery residents. The codirectors of the AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course provided tips on how to best prepare for the exam.
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.
AAOS Supports Coronavirus Vaccination
With the initial distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines underway across the globe, AAOS reiterated the importance of evaluating scientific evidence when weighing the risks and benefits of a vaccination’s effects on the musculoskeletal system. To date, no high-quality evidence indicates that vaccinations administered correctly to the shoulder area can injure the shoulder.
Diversity Advisory Board Assesses Progress Toward a More Inclusive Academy
As the Academy begins its third year of the 2019–2023 Strategic Plan, its initiatives to promote diversity are coming into focus. Goal 3 of the Strategic Plan is to “evolve the culture and governance of AAOS’ board and volunteer structure to become more strategic, innovative, and diverse.”
AAOS Registry Program Looks Back at Another Year of Progress
2020 was a year like no other, with the healthcare system completely upended along with the rest of society by COVID-19. But for the AAOS Registry Program, it was nonetheless a year of growth and accomplishment.
AAOS Names Interim AAOS Now Editor-in-Chief
Robert M. Orfaly, MD, FAAOS, has been appointed interim editor-in-chief of AAOS Now for 2021.