Research and Scientific Affairs
The Research and Scientific Affairs Department collects, analyzes and disseminates scientific data and information for members, AAOS staff, and external organizations to support the mission of the Academy.
The department also supports the AAOS Council on Research and Quality and its associated committees and activities.
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Research and Quality Tools and Resources for Specialty Societies
The AAOS Department of Research and Scientific Affairs has created a chart detailing the tools and resources currently available to facilitate research and quality activities within the Specialty Societies.
Headline News 6/10/2013
AAOS updates CPG on the treatment of OA knee.
The Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee—2nd edition was approved by the AAOS Board of Directors at their meeting on May 18, 2013. This guideline replaces the 2008 AAOS CPG, and contains 15 recommendations on the nonsurgical treatment of OA of the knee. Although the 2013 CPG contains the same topics found in the first edition, the work group revised the search inclusion criteria to consider only primary research articles with a sample size of at least 30 participants and a follow-up period of at least 4 weeks. One significant recommendation change from the previous CPG is regarding the issue of viscosupplementation: in 2008, AAOS had an "inconclusive" recommendation, while the 2013 guideline states, "We cannot recommend using hyaluronic acid for patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee." This recommendation is rated "strong" based on supporting evidence from three high-quality and 11 moderate-quality research studies that met the inclusion criteria. To access the full guideline document please visit http://www.aaos.org/oakcpg
- Article by Davis S. Jevsevar, MB, MBA in June 2013 issue of AAOS Now about the newly released OA Knee guideline
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