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AAOS Nominating Committee Recommends 2021 Slate

The AAOS Nominating Committee has released its recommended slate of nominees 120 days in advance of the business meeting at the Annual Meeting as required by AAOS Bylaws. Chaired by William J. Maloney, MD, FAAOS, the AAOS Nominating Committee included James R. Andrews, MD, FAAOS (Fla.); Daniel J. Berry, MD, FAAOS (Minn.); Cassim M. Igram, MD, FAAOS (Iowa), Board of Councilors/Board of Specialty Societies representative; Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS (Ga.); Mark D. Miller, MD, FAAOS (Va.); and Ken Yamaguchi, MD, FAAOS (Mo.). The AAOS Nominating Committee recommended the following individuals to serve in the specified AAOS leadership positions:

  • Second Vice-President: Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, FAAOS (Texas)
  • Treasurer-Elect: Michael L. Parks, MD, FAAOS (N.Y.)
  • Member-at-Large (no age designation): Valerae O. Lewis, MD, FAAOS (Texas)
  • Member-at-Large (under age 45): Karen M. Sutton, MD, FAAOS (Conn.)

The AAOS Nominating Committee also recommended two nominees and four alternate nominees to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Board of Directors:

  • ABOS Nominee: Martin I. Boyer, MD, FAAOS (Mo.)
  • ABOS Nominee: Andrew N. Pollak, MD, FAAOS (Md.)
  • ABOS Nominee (Alternate): Kyle J. Jeray, MD, FAAOS (S.C.)
  • ABOS Nominee (Alternate): Dawn LaPorte, MD (Md.)
  • ABOS Nominee (Alternate): Patrick P. Lin, MD, FAAOS (Texas)
  • ABOS Nominee (Alternate): Robert D. Zura, MD, FAAOS (La.)

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In Other News

Study: MCID and Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State After Arthroscopy for FAI

A study published in the November issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine sought to determine the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) and patient acceptable symptomatic state after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) using the Patient-reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) questionnaire. Patients completed PROMIS surveys focused on physical function and pain interference preoperatively and at least one year postoperatively There were 113 consecutive patients (mean age, 32.8 years; 35 percent were male). The authors concluded that the PROMIS survey effectively evaluated preoperative disability and postoperative function in this patient population.

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Study Assesses Use of Proprioceptive Training in TJA Recovery

A meta-analysis published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research analyzed the short- and mid-term effects of proprioceptive and balance training for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The PubMed, Cochrane library, and Embase databases were searched to identify randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published through May. The primary outcomes were self-reported functionality, balance, pain, quality of life, and function (range of motion). Final analysis consisted of seven RCTs. Balance and proprioceptive trainings helped improve short-term self-reported functionality, as well as short- and long-term balance.

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Study Evaluates Distal Metatarsal Segmental Shortening Treatment in Chronic MTP Dislocation of Lesser Toes

A study published online in Foot & Ankle International assessed the use of distal metatarsal segmental shortening for the treatment of chronic irreducible metatarsophalangeal (MTP) dislocation of lesser toes. Forty-three MTP joints of 30 patients were retrospectively reviewed; follow-up was at least 24 months. Nearly all metatarsals achieved union. The mean American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society scale and visual analog scale for pain scores significantly improved from pre- to postoperatively. Outcomes did not largely differ between patients with short segment of shortening (< 10 mm) versus long segment of shortening (≥ 10 mm).

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Study: Use of the RTL to Predict Critical Shoulder Angle Reliability

A study published online in Arthroscopy found that the ratio of the transverse to longitudinal diameter of the glenoid projection (RTL) was able to predict the reliability of the critical shoulder angle (CSA) in malposition films. Radiology records for 86 patients (mean age, 40.7 years) with shoulder scans were evaluated; 19 patients had rotator cuff tears. The deviation of CSA positively correlated with RTL; the correlation coefficient was 0.544. The area under the curve (AUC) of the RTL was 0.90, and the optimal cutoff point was 0.25; in patients with rotator cuff tears, the AUC and optimal cutoff point were 095 and 0.22, respectively.

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JAAOS ® Launches New Initiatives to Enhance Reader Experience

Within the past year, the Journal of the AAOS (JAAOS) ® staff and volunteers have been hard at work creating and coordinating content to enhance the user experience and improve the quality and content of the journal. This article highlights some of the new ways JAAOS ® offers the best possible experience with its content.

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RSVP for the OrthoPAC Resident Event: Specialty Speed Dating

The AAOS Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (OrthoPAC) is hosting a resident networking event on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. EST: Specialty Speed Dating. This virtual event is for all 2020 resident PAC members and will feature four renowned fellowship directors, representing hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, and hand subspecialties. Attendees will have the chance to chat directly with fellowship directors, network with peers, and learn about the importance of advocacy throughout a career in orthopaedics, no matter the subspecialty. RSVP by emailing or via the link below.

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