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There Is No Room for Partisanship in Orthopaedics

David A. Halsey, MD
This President’s Message focuses the Academy’s year-long multiphase partnerships initiative, which focused on the Academy’s current partnerships, mainly with the Board of Specialty Societies, which includes 23 professional societies.

Is In-office Needle Arthroscopy Worth Another Look?

Chad W. Parkes, MD; Ayoosh Pareek, MD; Anikar Chhabra, MD, MS; and Aaron J. Krych, MD
In 2015, knee pain was the ninth most common reason for ambulatory medical office visits in the United States. MRI often is required to arrive at a diagnosis; however, this test has limitations, and over the past three decades, a new imaging modality, in-office needle arthroscopy, has emerged as a tool to aid in the diagnosis of intra-articular pathology.

Congress Reaches Compromise on Opioid Crisis

Stephanie Hazlett, MPH
After months of bipartisan work by eight committees in the House of Representatives and five committees in the Senate, Congress overwhelmingly passed sweeping legislation to help combat the opioid crisis. The new law is one of the most significant legislative achievements of the year.

How Would a Computer Diagnose Arthritis on a Radiograph?

Kenneth Urish, MD, PhD, FAAOS, and Alan M. Reznik, MD, MBA, FAAOS
Is it possible to replace doctors with artificial intelligence (AI) machines? As an example, this article discusses how, using basic AI techniques, an AI machine can diagnose osteoarthritis and its severity on radiographs.

Improving Global Orthopaedic Care Through Travel

Andrea Moody, MA
Fanuel Bellet, MD, a surgeon who recently completed his orthopaedic and trauma residency at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, Tanzania, received funding through the Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Wyss Scholarship to attend the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting and completed a five-week observership with HVO volunteers at various hospitals throughout the United States.