AAOS Now, April 2015
David Teuscher, MD, Takes Office
In an orthopaedic galaxy, noted David D. Teuscher, MD, “my personal five-pointed Lone Star is never alone.” Dr. Teuscher, who took office as AAOS president during the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last month, identified his personal family, his extended family, his faith family, and his professional family as “the relationships that matter most” to him. Commenting that he has been privileged to live in an “amazing place”—the house of orthopaedics—Dr.
“Digital Deadwalkers” Take to the Air
In recent years, the Academy’s public service campaigns have focused on the dangers of distracted driving. But this year, the campaign is moving in a slightly different direction to highlight the threat posed by “distracted driving’s cousin—distracted walking.” “We know that the number of injuries to pedestrians using their phones has nearly tripled since 2004, and surveys have shown that 60 percent of pedestrians are distracted by other activities while walking,” said Alan S.