AAOS Now, November 2008
Is the private practice orthopaedist disappearing?
Changing practice patterns are affecting involvement Once, the image of a physician in private practice mirrored “Marcus Welby, MD,” or “Dr. Kildare.” Those days are long gone and, if a report presented at the Board of Councilors fall meeting is accurate, the independent, private-practice orthopaedic surgeon may also be disappearing. That trend could have significant implications for organizations such as the AAOS and state orthopaedic societies. In Oregon, reported Matthew C.
Can viscosupplementation ease ankle OA?
Current data show good results, but long-term studies still needed Orthopaedists may soon have a new tool in the fight against ankle osteoarthritis (OA). Viscosupplementation—specifically, the injection of hyaluronic acid derivatives into the joint—has been shown to be effective in studies of OA of the knee.
Reminder: MOC deadlines are approaching
Dec. 15, 2008, is the deadline to satisfy key MOC requirements for diplomates who plan on taking the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification™ (MOC) exam in 2010. Documentation of 120 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits™ (including 20 credits from one or two scored and recorded self-assessment examinations) must be submitted to the ABOS by the Dec. 15 deadline.