AAOS Now, August 2010
Solving the infection puzzle
OREF grant recipient researches bacterial causes of osteomyelitis At least 12,000 cases of osteomyelitis are treated annually. Although the number may not seem significant, considering the hundreds of thousands of orthopaedic surgeries performed each year, the risk of further complications—including amputation and death—is high, and osteomyelitis can be a serious problem.
ORS is on the move
Orthopaedic Research Society introduces new mission, programs, and logo “The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is in a time of dynamic change,” said ORS President, Clare M. Rimnac, PhD. As a consequence of unprecedented membership growth, the ORS board of directors has spent significant time reconsidering the organization’s mission and direction.
Reuben guilty of fraud
Scott S. Reuben, MD, former chief of the acute pain service at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., has been sentenced to 6 months in federal prison and 3 years of probation. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and $362,000 in restitution to the companies that provided his research grants. Dr. Reuben had previously pled guilty to one charge of fraud in connection with falsifying and fabricating research studies involving the painkiller celecoxib.