AAOS Now, August 2007
Welcome to the Senate, Dr. Barrasso!
Wyoming orthopaedist makes history “Thank God every day that you live in the United States.” That’s the advice that John A. Barrasso, MD, remembers receiving from his father, a World War II veteran who saw action at Normandy and in the Battle of the Bulge. In tribute, Dr. Barrasso carried his father’s dog tags with him as he was sworn into office as a U.S. Senator on Monday, June 25. Vice President Dick Cheney, a former Wyoming congressman, administered the oath.
Comeback in the Crescent City
Two years after Katrina, New Orleans orthopaedists are rebuilding their practices and their city When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast—and New Orleans, in particular—in August 2005, it destroyed entire towns and displaced thousands. After living through the desperate conditions following the hurricane, when civil services came grinding to a halt and much of the city was under water, AAOS members had to put their personal and professional lives back together.
Hip resurfacing: A boon for Boomers or too risky?
Although some orthopaedic surgeons say hip resurfacing is a viable alternative procedure for some patients, others raise serious concerns about the surgical learning curve, the incidence of femoral neck fractures, and metal ions toxicity. With aging “baby boomers” looking for ways to maintain their active lifestyles, hip resurfacing has been getting a lot of media attention.