AAOS Now, March 2011
PRP an unproven option, agree forum experts
An international group of orthopaedic surgeons, clinician scientists, and researchers agreed that, for many orthopaedic conditions, administration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be an option, but its efficacy is unproven.
Opportunity amid challenges, says Dr. Berry
New AAOS President takes helm at 2011 Annual Meeting Video presentation of Dr. Berry’s speech at the 2011 Annual Meeting “My number one goal,” said AAOS President Daniel J. Berry, MD, “is to respond to the needs of the AAOS fellowship, and to do so in a way that’s responsible both to our profession and to our patients.” When asked about his plans for the coming year, Dr.
Health care: Past and future
The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on March 23, 2010, marked a landmark shift in the delivery of health care in the United States. Response to the reform bill has largely been mixed, with supporters claiming that the bill will improve coverage and reduce costs, while critics claim that the savings estimates are unrealistic and predict that the changes wrought by PPACA will increase pressure to scale back the delivery of quality health care.