AAOS Now, October 2009
The shifting shape of healthcare reform
Despite President’s remarks, reform remains uncertain View Dr. Zuckerman speaking on healthcare reform “It is clear from President Obama’s remarks (to the Congress on Sept. 9, 2009) that he is determined to press forward with healthcare reform legislation—with or without the support of key stakeholders, including most physicians,” said William J. Robb III, MD, chair of the Board of Specialty Societies.
Knee arthroscopy simulator meets the real world
Project begins validation study at teaching hospitals across the United States “I didn’t think it was going to replicate the feel,” says James A. Hill, MD. But after he tested the Virtual Reality Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Simulator, his skepticism faded. “I was pleasantly surprised to find that it really feels like you’re touching meniscus, articular cartilage, and ligaments.” On August 18, the knee simulator, designed by Touch of Life Technologies, Inc. (Aurora, Colo.