AAOS Now, Februrary 2009
AAOS adopts clinical practice guidelines on OA Knee
Recommendations focus on less invasive treatments Approximately 10 million adults in the United States are estimated to have symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Although joint replacement remains one of the most cost-effective treatments available for end-stage OA knee, a myriad of treatment alternatives are available for less severe cases. But which are the most effective? Which have the best evidence supporting their use?
AAOS takes position on ED orthopaedic care
Ensuring access to emergency orthopaedic care in the United States continues to challenge communities, hospitals, orthopaedic surgeons, and patients. At its December 2008 meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new position statement on Emergency Orthopaedic Care.
Younger patients demanding new joints
According to a paper presented at the American Association for Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2008 annual meeting, orthopaedists should expect substantial increases in the demand for total joint replacement (TJR) surgery among younger patients in the near future. Lead investigator Steven M.