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William J. Maloney, MD, Looks Back on Eventful Year

Terry Stanton
In delivering his final address as Academy president at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting, William J. Maloney, MD, described his year of service as “a very busy time.”

A Tribute to Stuart Hirsch, MD

S. Terry Canale, MD, and Kay C. Daugherty, BS
Authors reflect after the passing of former AAOS Now Editorial Board member Stuart Hirsch, MD, who peacefully passed away at his Florida home on March 7, 2018, with his wife Lisa by his side.

Cartilage Wear Pattern May Help Identify Pre-arthritic Hip Disorder

Peter Pollack
Cartilage lesions in patients with symptomatic, pre-osteoarthritic diseases are very common, according to Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, who presented results from Paper 899, “Are there Disease-Specific Articular Cartilage Wear Patterns in Various Pre-arthritic Hip Disorders?” during the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting.

Claudette Lajam, MD, is the New Advocacy Resources Committee Chairman

Julia Williams
Claudette Lajam, MD, an adult reconstructive surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, was named chairman of The Board of Councilors Advocacy Resources Committee during the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Is Your Practice Primed to Launch an Orthopaedic Urgent Care Center?

Jared Abel, JD, MHA, and Neal Lintecum, MD
As patient care moves to less-acute settings, orthopaedic urgent care (OUC) is becoming more common. One of the most common reasons for emergency room care are musculoskeletal, and OUCs are a great opportunity to provide better access, better quality, and better value for their patients and communities.