AAOS Now, JanFeb 2007
Two fellows violate expert witness SOPs
In initial professional compliance grievances, Board issues suspension, censure By Kathleen Delaney In the first two grievances heard by the AAOS Board of Directors under the AAOS Professional Compliance Program, the Board suspended the fellowship standing of Edward F. Quinn III, MD, of Milford, Del., for one year, and censured John A. Ogden, MD, of Atlanta. Both were found to have violated the Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) on Orthopaedic Expert Witness Testimony.
Is double-bundle ACL repair better?
An interview with Freddie H. Fu, MD By Mary Ann Porucznik Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPs(Hon) is a strong proponent of the double-bundle technique, which has been called a “gimmick” by some. More than 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions are performed every year in the United States, making this one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures.
Cooperative efforts help avert big Medicare payment cuts
Orthopaedists can breathe a collective sigh of relief about a bad situation that would have been much worse without cooperative action by the AAOS and orthopaedic specialty societies. The big story: Hip and knee In a dramatic reversal of its original proposal, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided not to slash, by double-digit percentages, Medicare fees for several top orthopaedic procedures.