AAOS Now, October 2013
AAOS Approves AUC on Rotator Cuff Tears
The AAOS Board of Directors has approved new appropriate use criteria (AUC) on “Optimizing the Management of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff (RC) Tears.” This is the second AUC released by the AAOS, and it is supported by both a written document and a mobile device app.
Is Patient-specific Instrumentation for TKA Ready for Prime Time?
Most total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) for end-stage knee arthritis are successfully performed using standard instruments, with patients reporting significant pain relief and enhanced mobility. Newer patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) is designed to further improve TKA by enabling orthopaedic surgeons to customize surgery to a patient’s individual anatomy.
AAOS Releases Choosing Wisely® List
Joins campaign to support evidence-based actions Making decisions about which tests, procedures, or protocols to perform is a process that involves both the patient and the physician. But some physicians understandably struggle to talk about appropriate tests and treatments with their patients—and many patients demand care they might not need.