AAOS Now, December 2021
AAOS Hosts Symposium on Orthobiologics
During a full-day AAOS symposium on orthobiologics in October, more than 400 virtual attendees saw and heard from some 20 content experts who covered this high-interest topic.
New AUC on Distal Radius Fractures Builds on Updated Clinical Practice Guideline
At its October meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the publication of a new set of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) on the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures (DRFs).
Panelists Address Sources and Solutions of Physician Burnout
At the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, Alfred Atanda Jr, MD, FAAOS, moderator of a symposium on physician burnout and wellness, opened his presentation with the following scenario: “Imagine a world in which Michael Phelps, a highly trained expert in his craft, also has to test the quality of the water he swims in, clean the pool, and tidy up the stands after fans leave.”.
Mobility Is, Indeed, Life
Prevalence of depression and anxiety has increased substantially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Augmentation of Fracture Repair: Is Anything Ready for Prime Time?
Orthopaedic surgeons are frequently required to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances, including complications after fracture fixation.
Study Finds Silver-coated Megaprostheses Cost-effective in Limb Salvage Surgery for Lower-extremity Sarcoma
A study presented at the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego demonstrated that the use of silver-coated megaprostheses in reconstruction after wide resection of lower-extremity osteosarcomas remains a cost-effective strategy for mitigating postoperative prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) and associated healthcare costs (Fig. 1).