AAOS Volunteer Opportunities

Apply for Volunteer Opportunities

Consider applying for the following positions:

  • Diversity Advisory Board Member position—applications are accepted until Aug. 22
  • Foot and Ankle Instructional Course Committee Member positions—applications are accepted until Aug. 22
  • Hand and Wrist Evaluation Committee Chair and Member positions—applications are accepted until Aug. 8
  • OKU Evaluation Committee Member positions—applications are accepted until Aug. 8
  • Spine Program Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Aug. 22
  • Trauma Instructional Course Committee Member position—applications are accepted until Aug. 22
  • Trauma Program Member positions—applications are accepted until Aug 22

Learn more and submit applications… (member login required)

In Other News

CMS Proposes Policy Reversals in Outpatient Pay Rule

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2022 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule. The proposals include reversals of the policies finalized in 2020 to eliminate the Medicare Inpatient Only List and remove hundreds of procedures from the Ambulatory Surgical Center Covered Procedures List. Other proposals include increased penalties to induce compliance with the hospital price transparency rule and reporting requirements related to health equity. AAOS will submit comments to CMS in response to these proposals and share more details with members on their potential impact in upcoming communications from the Office of Government Relations.

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Study: Infection Risk in TKA after Corticosteroid Injection

A retrospective study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® suggests that total knee arthroplasty (TKA) performed ≤4 weeks after corticosteroid injection may have a greater infection risk compared to those performed after >4 weeks. Overall, 76,090 patients were analyzed. Injection within two weeks pre-TKA was an independent risk factor for infection, while there was no increased infection risk in procedures performed >4 weeks post-injection. Other risk factors for infection included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular comorbidity, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and tobacco use.

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Study Confirms Diagnostic Utility of ICM Preoperative Minor Criteria for PJI in TJA

The 2018 International Consensus Meeting (ICM) preoperative minor criteria for chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in total joint arthroplasty (TJA) showed significant diagnostic accuracy and performance, according to a retrospective analysis published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty. In total, 260 revision TJA patients were assessed. Diagnostic performance was considered “outstanding” for percentage of polymorphonuclear leukocytes percentage (PMN%), alpha defensin count, and white blood cell count, and “excellent” for leukocyte esterase and serum C-reactive protein. The authors noted that PMN% showed the best diagnostic utility compared to the other criteria.

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Study: Return to Work after Latarjet Reconstruction for Anterior Shoulder Instability

A retrospective study published online in Arthroscopy found that 98 percent of patients who underwent Latarjet shoulder reconstruction for anterior shoulder instability returned to work by 2.7 ± 3.0 months postoperatively. Sixty-seven patients with ≥2 years of follow-up were surveyed. Of 51 patients preoperatively employed, 88.2 percent returned to the same level of occupational intensity. Patients with sedentary or light-, moderate-, or heavy-intensity jobs returned at rates of 100 percent, 93 percent, 90 percent, and 67 percent, at 1.2 months, 1.8 months, 3.1 months, and 6.5 months after Latarjet reconstruction, respectively.

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Tips from the Top: AAOS Leaders Share Advice on Volunteer Paths

In a recent webinar titled “Selecting Future AAOS Leadership,” the three members of the then–Presidential Line (President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS; First Vice President Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS; and Second Vice President Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS) share numerous pointers and tips for landing committee positions and other service posts within the organization.

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AAOS Named “Best and Brightest” by NABR

AAOS has received the honor of being named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The award is given to Chicago-based organizations that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach. Evaluated by an independent research firm, winners are selected based on a variety of categories such as compensation, benefits, employee education, recruitment, recognition, communication, diversity and more. “Being recognized by NABR is a testament to the culture we’ve cultivated and the value we place on our people,” said AAOS Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Arend Jr, JD, CAE. “I’m proud of our team’s dedication to supporting our mission, to each other, and to our members during what has been a challenging year for so many.”

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Learn more about the Best and Brightest Award…