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31 08, 2020

August 31, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-31T21:36:35+00:00August 31st, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: How Much Preoperative THA and TKA Work Is Unaddressed in RUC Methodology? A study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty measured how much preoperative work in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) cases is unaccounted for in current Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) methodology. A total of 438 primary THAs and TKAs performed by one of five surgeons were assessed. The current RUC review includes [...]

29 08, 2020

COVID-19 and Surgery: Are We Trading One Problem for Another?

By |2020-08-29T18:52:50+00:00August 29th, 2020|Top Stories|

Contributors Mohit Bhandari MD FRCSC PhD Editor-in-Chief, OrthoEvidence Ayesha Siddiqua Msc PhD www.myorthoevidence.com   Insights The COVID-19 pandemic has led to mass cancellation of surgical services around the world. Even if the typical surgical volume is increased post-pandemic, it may take a long time to catch up with the backlog of surgeries. A wide range of factors influence the capacity of surgical services to keep up with the pandemic, including the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the duration of [...]

28 08, 2020

August 28, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-28T23:23:58+00:00August 28th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Hurricane Laura’s Devastation Impacts Our Orthopaedic Colleagues The Academy’s leadership extends its thoughts and prayers for members, their patients, and their families in areas of Louisiana and Texas that were negatively impacted by Hurricane Laura. AAOS has been in contact with the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association and the Texas Orthopaedic Association to provide encouragement and facilitate open lines of communication for assisting members and colleagues. The Academy will continue to communicate through its website and [...]

28 08, 2020

Mass Casualties in Lebanon: “We Urgently Need Orthopaedic Supplies”

By |2020-08-28T17:30:52+00:00August 28th, 2020|Top Stories|

PERSPECTIVES On the afternoon of August 4, approximately 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded accidentally due to a long-term lack of proper and safe storage measures. The powerful explosions - equivalent to about 1.2 kilotons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) or a magnitude 3.3 earthquake - led to over 100 deaths and thousands of injuries (The event). Dr. Zein El-Abidine from Najjar Hospital in Beirut shared details regarding the on-site situation, challenges and [...]

26 08, 2020

August 26, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-27T18:49:45+00:00August 26th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Analyzes Impact of Clinical Pharmacist Service on TJA Outcomes According to a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty, clinical pharmacist service may be correlated with improved outcomes and cost savings in total joint arthroplasty (TJA). TJAs performed at a single institution were stratified into pre- and post-implementation cohorts. Final analysis included 1,715 TJAs. The post-implementation cohort had lower readmission (1.3 percent versus 4.8 percent) and complication (1.8 percent [...]

24 08, 2020

August 24, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-25T15:49:38+00:00August 24th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Presidential Update from Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS In his latest message, AAOS President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, discussed recent advocacy updates, including the nationwide In-District Advocacy Event, which has connected the orthopaedic community with lawmakers to provide them with a better understanding of the issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event concludes on Aug. 31. Dr. Bosco called on members to take action regarding payment policy changes. Also, [...]

22 08, 2020

Long-Term Health Impact of COVID-19: Emerging Updates

By |2020-08-24T20:34:45+00:00August 22nd, 2020|Top Stories|

from OrthoEvidence Contributors Mohit Bhandari MD FRCSC PhD Editor-in-Chief, OrthoEvidence Ayesha Siddiqua Msc PhD Insights Recovering from COVID-19 does not bring an end to the health impact of the disease. There is emerging evidence and hypotheses regarding the long-term sequelae of COVID-19. A wide range of complications involving the following organ systems may develop post-recovery: neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular, as well as renal and hepatic systems. The long-term impact on mental health may be the next big health crisis [...]

21 08, 2020

August 21, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-24T19:00:43+00:00August 21st, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Volunteer Opportunities with AAOS Now The AAOS Now Editorial Board has five open Member-at-Large positions: Adult reconstruction specialist Hand specialist Foot & ankle specialist Advocacy subject matter expert Practice management subject matter expert The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 12. Learn more and submit applications…(member login required)         In Other News Study Assesses Effect of Chronic Corticosteroid Use on TJA Complications A retrospective study published in the July issue [...]

19 08, 2020

August 19, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-20T14:43:57+00:00August 19th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Volunteer Opportunities Consider applying for the following positions: Annual Meeting Chair Designee position—applications are accepted until Aug. 31 OrthoInfo Editor-in-Chief position—applications are accepted until Sept. 25 Pediatrics Content Committee Chair Designee position—applications are accepted until Aug. 21 Exhibits Committee Chair position—applications are accepted until Aug. 30 Council on Education Resident Member position—applications are accepted until Oct. 1 Foot & Ankle Content Committee Chair Designee position—applications are accepted until Oct. 20 Trauma Content Committee [...]

17 08, 2020

August 17, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-08-17T21:18:31+00:00August 17th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Act Now to Nominate Future Leadership The Nominating Committee is actively soliciting nominees for individuals to serve in the following positions: Second Vice President Board Member-at-Large (no age designation) Board Member-at-Large (younger than age 45 on March 15, 2021) Treasurer-Elect Nominee to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Nominations close on Aug. 30. Members can review the position descriptions—including information about responsibilities, desired experience, and time commitments—as well as submit nomination(s) online. Learn more and [...]