AAOS Now, Februrary 2008
Leveling the playing field
How neuromuscular training gets girls back in the game Sophia was a very talented volleyball and basketball player. By the time she was age 16, college scouts were already recruiting her. Then she played the volleyball game that ended all games. She went up for a spike, hit the ball just right, and landed hard on her left leg. She heard the “pop” as her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptured. Her scholarship prospects were gone as quickly as her ACL was torn.
Where are the women orthopaedists?
In 2007, women accounted for 49 percent of all applicants—and 48 percent of all enrollees—in medical schools, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Within specialty societies, women make up about 35 percent of residents, according to a survey of the 17 organizations in the Specialty Society CEO Coalition. In orthopaedic surgery, however, the story is much different, reported Mark C.
Harkin: Increase funding for trauma research
The third annual Extremity War Injuries (EWI-III) Symposium, sponsored by the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, resulted in a call of support for additional federal funding for extremity war injury research through the U.S. Department of Defense. In a letter to his colleagues, Sen.