AAOS Now, May 2012
AAOS Launches A Nation In Motion
Because of my orthopaedic care, I can…dance…do a push-up…have an exciting life snowboarding…look forward to a career in the WNBA…zipper my coat and hold my mom’s hand…be independent…study architecture…be a better student…walk down the aisle at my wedding…do everything I did before my injury! These are just a few of the comments patients shared with the AAOS as part of a new national public awareness campaign, “A Nation in Motion: One Patient at a Time.”
Metal-on-Metal: 2012 Update
On Feb. 10, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a public health communication on metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. This was followed by a request, issued on May 9, 2011, to several orthopaedic device makers for postmarket surveillance studies. In particular, the agency expressed interest in information related to adverse events involving these devices that may be associated with increased levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream.