AAOS Now, January 2018
Can 3D Printing Revolutionize Orthopaedic Devices?
3D printing promises to be a revolution in orthopaedic device manufacturing. In 3D printing, parts are built up layer-by-layer by adding to a workpiece using a variety of materials and energy sources. 3D printing is more technically called additive manufacturing (AM) to distinguish it from traditional machining, which “subtracts” material from a solid billet or from a rough part that was cast or forged.
Board Approves Performance Measures for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Appropriate Use Criteria for Hip OA
During its December 2017 meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the release of two quality-focused products that will provide orthopaedic surgeons with additional evidence-based resources for clinical decision making. The new performance measures for carpal tunnel syndrome are the first set of performance measures that are based on a previously published AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG). The measures, to be submitted to the U.S.