EWI-IV continues tradition of advancing orthopaedic care

Since 2006, the AAOS, along with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), has sponsored a series of symposia focusing on the impact of traumatic extremity injuries sustained by fighters and civilians in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. These Extremity War Injury (EWI) symposia have served to define current knowledge regarding management of extremity war injuries for the National Institutes of Health, Congress, the Department of Defense, orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, industry, and other relevant governmental agencies.

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