AAOS Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Openings Available

Consider applying for the following positions:

  • Committee on Evidence-based Quality and Value Section Leader positions—applications are accepted until Jan. 10
  • Hand and Wrist Instructional Course Committee Member positions—applications are accepted until Jan. 10
  • Practice Management Instructional Course Committee Chair position—applications are accepted until Jan. 10
  • Practice Management/Rehabilitation Program Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Jan. 10
  • Spine Content Committee Chair Designee position—applications are accepted until Jan. 10
  • Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Program Committee Member positions—applications are accepted until Jan. 10

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In Other News

Study Identifies Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Time to Hip Fracture Surgery in the U.S.

A study published in the Journal of the AAOS ® reported “persistent” disparities in hip fracture surgery care in the United States between White patients and patients who are Black, Hispanic, or Asian. Data were collected from the National Inpatient Sample (2006–2015). Over the study period, White patients had consistently lower rates of delays in time to surgery compared with patients of all other racial/ethnic groups. Disparities in length of stay improved over the study period for White versus Hispanic and Asian patients; however, disparities persisted between White and Black patients through 2015.

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Study: Variability in Sensor-guided Measurements in TKA for Knee Osteoarthritis

In a prospective study of 93 patients, data collected from intraoperative compartmental load-sensing technology, used to assist soft-tissue balancing in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), demonstrated significant variability in medial and lateral loads between trial and final implant measurements. In addition, these measurements were not associated with clinical instability and functional scores at one year postoperatively. There were significant differences in medial and lateral loads at all flexion angles except at a 120 degree lateral load. This study was published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

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Study Examines Pre-hospital Massive Transfusion Protocol for Major Trauma

A retrospective single-center study published online in Injury reported that a pre-hospital Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP) for major trauma increased the number of patients transfused within one hour. The MTP was implemented in late 2012. At analysis, the MTP was activated pre-hospital in 219 patients, and confirmed in 146 (66.7 percent) by the Trauma Team Leader upon hospital arrival. Shock Index rating was more significantly associated with MTP activation than age, gender, or number of injured sites. A Shock Index ≥0.9 may identify patients requiring greater quantities of blood products, the authors noted.

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Study: Changes in Markers of Bone Metabolism after DRFs in Premenopausal Women

In premenopausal women, distal radial fractures (DRFs) led to increases in several markers of bone metabolism in the first six weeks after injury, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Thirty-four women with DRFs were compared with 39 controls without fracture. The researchers noted increases in osteocalcin, sclerostin, and DKK1, peaking at week six and gradually decreasing by six months. At one year, sclerostin and DKK1 remained below and above baseline levels, respectively. Larger changes in MBM were associated with greater fracture severity.

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OVT Review: Techniques for a Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty with a Fixed Bearing Implant

In this article, AAOS Now Editorial Board member Neil P. Sheth, MD, FAAOS, reviews a video on techniques for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, which is becoming a more popular option treating patients with single compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, that is viewable via the AAOS Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT). The video, by Philip Winnock de Grave, MD, is available at video.aaos.org and illustrates surgical principles that are critical to achieving favorable clinical results with good long-term implant longevity.

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Reach New Heights at AAOS 2022 in Chicago, March 22 to 26

The AAOS Annual Meeting is back in its traditional place on the calendar this March for the first time in three years. Make your plans to attend and take your knowledge, skills, and research to new heights. Register with confidence knowing that AAOS is closely following the COVID-19 public health situation and taking appropriate measures to ensure a safe, fulfilling meeting experience for all attendees.

Learn more and register today…