AAOS Now, November 2021
New CPG Updates Guidance on Non-arthroplasty Management of Knee OA
At its August meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on Treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee (Non-arthroplasty) Third Edition.
Surgeons Trying to Conceive May Suffer Higher Rates of Infertility and Pregnancy Complications
A common deterrent to women choosing orthopaedic surgery as a career is the perceived inability to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Position Statement: Potential Hazards of Surgical Smoke and Mitigation Approaches
The following position statement was developed by the Patient Safety Committee and recently approved by the AAOS Board of Directors as an educational tool based on the opinions of the authors.
Study: Biomechanical Advantage of Metaphyseal Cones and Stems in Addressing Bone Defects in Revision TKA
Using metallic metaphyseal cones with short cemented stems to address moderate metaphyseal bone defects in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reduced the risk of debonding at the implant-cement interface during activity, compared with short cemented stems without cones.
Study Assesses Patient-reported Satisfaction with Foot and Ankle Care via Telemedicine
The COVID-19 pandemic wrought numerous effects on the U.S. healthcare system, among them an imperative to quickly adopt methods and technologies to manage a sizeable portion of patient visits via telemedicine.