AAOS Now, January 2024
Annual Meeting Attendees Should Mark Their Schedules for OrthoDome, OrthoPitch, AI, and VIPER Sessions
If you are looking for cutting-edge innovation and groundbreaking research, you will not find a better venue than the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting.
See You Soon — in San Francisco
Make your plans now to join your colleagues at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting in San Francisco Feb. 12 to 16, and engage in an unrivaled educational and professional experience.
ICL Debunks Urban Legends in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
“Many of the things entrenched in our practice are thought to be based on science but in fact are more urban legend,” Richard J. Friedman, MD, FRCSC, chief of shoulder and elbow surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, said in his introduction to the Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) titled “Urban Legends versus Evidence-Based Medicine in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.”.
Do PROMs Improve Patient Experience in Foot and Ankle Surgery?
A study found that the adoption and application of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) by foot and ankle surgeons may not improve patient experience or activation and may, in fact, decrease understanding or patient activation in select populations.
Study Examines Gender-Based Factors in Time to Surgery for Below-Knee Injuries
A study exploring whether gender disparities exist in treatment of below-knee fractures found that women may experience prolonged time to surgical fixation of these injuries.
Evaluating an Opiate-free Multimodal Pain Pathway in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery
A study of patients undergoing elective outpatient foot and ankle surgery and receiving a comprehensive, opioid-free, multimodal pain-management protocol found that most patients achieved excellent pain control without significant postoperative side effects.
Tracking Postoperative Weight Gain Trends in Ankle Fracture Patients
A study examining weight changes in patients after surgery for ankle fracture found that although most did not experience weight and BMI changes in the early postoperative period, after 6 months, patients recovering from ankle open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) gained an average of about 10 pounds and 1.5 BMI points.
Alcohol Use Disorder Associated with Poor Outcomes after Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
Research conducted at Maimonides Medical Center on patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for bimalleolar ankle fractures revealed that individuals diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD) experienced more complications within 90 days post-surgery and incurred higher healthcare expenses compared to those without AUD.
Ex-Fix In Situ for Staged ORIF of Pilon Fractures Is Not Associated with Infection or Reoperation
A study that sought to evaluate the safety of preparing the external fixator in situ during staged fixation of pilon fractures found that overall patients had relatively high infection (23.3 percent) and unplanned reoperation (11.3 percent) rates.
Residency Programs Shine Bright at the 2023 AAOS Resident Rumble Virtual Trivia Competition
AAOS witnessed an exhilarating showcase of orthopaedic knowledge, teamwork, and perseverance during the 2023 AAOS Resident Rumble virtual trivia competition.