22 07, 2022

July 22, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-08-02T15:22:48-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story High Subsidence Rates Found in THAs Using a Zweymüller-type Noncemented Implant with a Matte Surface In a retrospective study published online in the Journal of the AAOS: Global Research & Reviews®, Zweymüller-type noncemented stems with matte surfaces resulted in high subsidence rates after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Thirty THAs between 2012 and 2014 that used a low-roughness matte surface stem were evaluated over a follow-up of six years. Stem subsidence >5 mm was [...]

20 07, 2022

July 20, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-21T12:49:19-04:00July 20th, 2022|Top Stories|

  AAOS Volunteer Opportunities Serve on an AAOS Instructional Course Committee—Apply through Aug. 1 Apply to serve on one of the many AAOS Instructional Course Committees responsible for evaluating and selecting Instructional Course Lectures (ICLs) for the AAOS Annual Meeting. Instructional Course Committee members serve the important role of grading ICL applications, as well as providing input on the course curriculum and faculty for the AAOS Annual Meeting. Apply for a committee in one of the following topic [...]

18 07, 2022

July 18, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-21T12:50:06-04:00July 18th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story 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 [Under Age 45] (younger than age 45 on March 13, 2023) Nominations close on August 15. 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 submit your nomination…         [...]

15 07, 2022

July 15, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-21T12:50:42-04:00July 15th, 2022|Top Stories|

  AAOS Volunteer Opportunities Serve on an AAOS Program Committee—Apply through Aug. 1 Apply to serve on one of the many AAOS Program Committees responsible for evaluating and selecting the scientific exhibits at the AAOS Annual Meeting Program Committee members serve the important role of rating symposia applications, as well as serve as a Critical Evaluator during the Annual Meeting. Apply for a committee in one of the following topic areas: Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, [...]

13 07, 2022

July 13, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-14T13:33:32-04:00July 13th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: One-year Radiographic Outcomes in RTSA with a Short Stem Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) performed with a short-stem humeral implant led to excellent radiographic outcomes at one year postoperatively, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ®. The researchers compared 137 RTSAs with short stems and 139 with standard-length stems. Ninety-five percent of short stems were placed in neutral alignment compared with 89.25 percent [...]

11 07, 2022

July 11, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-14T13:34:21-04:00July 11th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Increasing Out-of-pocket Costs for Elective Orthopaedic Surgery Out-of-pocket costs for elective orthopaedic surgery rose substantially between 2014 and 2019, according to a retrospective study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ®. Employer-sponsored insurance claims data were queried for 10,225 anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion procedures, 28,841 posterior lumbar fusions, 70,815 total hip arthroplasties, and 108,940 total knee arthroplasties. Costs for all procedures increased significantly during the study period. [...]

8 07, 2022

July 8, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-14T13:35:11-04:00July 8th, 2022|Top Stories|

  AAOS Volunteer Opportunities Apply through Aug. 1 Apply to serve on one of the many AAOS Councils and Committees. Members who have an interest in contributing to the mission and vision of AAOS are encouraged to visit www.aaos.org/cap through Aug. 1 to view and apply for available volunteer positions within the AAOS governance structure. Member username and password are required to view and apply for positions of interest Volunteers should keep in mind that the Committee Appointment [...]

6 07, 2022

July 6, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-07T14:11:10-04:00July 6th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Fellows Elect AAOS Nominating Committee The members of the AAOS Nominating Committee have been identified. The AAOS Fellowship elected five members to the AAOS Nominating Committee, and the AAOS Board of Directors appointed the chair. One additional member was jointly elected by the Board of Councilors (BOC) and the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). The AAOS Nominating Committee will present its slate of nominees to the Fellowship by Nov. 9, 120 days prior to [...]

1 07, 2022

July 1, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-07T14:07:22-04:00July 1st, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story AAOS to Host Second Annual Orthopaedic Advocacy Week The AAOS leadership, in conjunction with the Office of Government Relations, is hosting the second annual Orthopaedic Advocacy Week from August 1 to 5. This completely virtual event is designed to offer members simple, minute-long opportunities to advocate for priority healthcare policy issues including prior authorization reform, scope of practice protections, increased workplace safety, and preserving Medicare reimbursement—whether it's sending a prewritten letter to policymakers or [...]

29 06, 2022

June 29, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-07-07T14:06:39-04:00June 29th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Postoperative Red Blood Cell Transfusions Are Associated with Higher Risk of VTE A retrospective study published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found that red blood cell transfusion after orthopaedic surgery may be independently associated with an increased risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Of 234,608 patients, 0.83 percent had postoperative VTE (deep vein thrombosis [DVT], 0.55 percent; pulmonary embolism [PE], 0.34 percent; DVT and PE, 0.06 [...]

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