AAOS Now, March 2008
The advocacy president
E. Anthony Rankin, MD, plans focus on members’ needs, state societies “A great leader needs a vision, integrity, and experience,” says newly elected AAOS President E. Anthony Rankin, MD. “It is critical for a leader to be in touch with the members, to truly understand their needs and the environment in which they function.” To be such a leader, Dr. Rankin has his vision and plans firmly in place.
Building a national joint replacement registry
Can the United States find its way? Why doesn’t the United States have a national joint registry when other developed countries such as Sweden, Britain, and Australia have one? What are the benefits and risks of such a system? What role should the AAOS play in the formation of a joint registry? Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, chair of the AAOS Council on Research, Quality Assessment, and Technology and a member of the AAOS Now editorial board, discussed the establishment of a U.S.
Symposium fuels support for research
Approximately 82 percent of battlefield-injured U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan sustain extremity injuries. Many of these injuries, which are distinct from standard trauma, are made more challenging by the effects of improvised explosive devices or vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.