AAOS Now, November 2012
Athletes Believe in It—Should You?
It started showing up in earnest at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Tape on the athletes—not white cloth wound around ankles, but flexible swatches in various hues applied seemingly haphazardly to the body surface, looking like patches on an old inner tube. Among the high-profile users was the U.S.
An Insider’s Perspective on the FDA Regulatory Process
FDA fellowship provides unique look “behind the scenes” Madeleine Lovette The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is integral to ensuring that innovative orthopaedic drugs and devices reach musculoskeletal patients in a safe and timely manner. The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Medical Device Fellowship Program (MDFP) provides opportunities for health professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons, to participate in the FDA regulatory process for medical devices.
Canada Selected as 2013 Guest Nation
The AAOS is pleased to announce that Canada will be honored as the Guest Nation at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago. “Canadian and American orthopaedic surgeons have a great deal in common. This is a wonderful opportunity for the two countries to take better advantage of each other’s strengths and work toward cross-border collaboration,” said Geoffrey H. Johnston, MD, FRCPSC, FACS, MBA, president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).