AAOS Now, January 2013
AAOS, ADA Release CPG for Prophylactic Antibiotics
At their meeting on Dec. 7, 2012, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on “The Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infections in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures.” The evidence-based CPG, the first to be codeveloped by the AAOS and the American Dental Association (ADA), includes three recommendations (See Table 1) and will replace previous AAOS information statements on the topic. According to David S.
Simpson, Bowles to Speak at Annual Meeting
Alan K. Simpson and Erskine B. Bowles, cochairs of the 2010 National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, are the presidential guest speakers for the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Mr. Simpson is a former Republican senator from Wyoming; Mr. Bowles served as White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton. The bipartisan duo will address “America’s Debt and Deficit Crisis: Issues and Solutions” on March 21in the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom.