Orthopaedic trauma research receives $66 million

By Lindsay Law

AAOS efforts result in major victory

It’s nowhere near the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, but the $66 million in support of peer-reviewed orthopaedic trauma research in the 2009 fiscal year (FY) budget represents the single largest increase in the annual federal investment in musculoskeletal research. The money will go a long way to improving care for patients and supporting the careers of clinician-scientists, and it marks a major victory for orthopaedics—due in great measure to coordinated efforts by the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS).

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