AAOS Now, May 2022
Marjolein van der Meulen, PhD, 2022 ORS President, Emphasizes the Importance of Community
Editor’s note: The following article is an abbreviated version of the speech Marjolein van der Meulen, PhD, the 2022 president of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), delivered at the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting on Feb. 7 in Tampa.
Surgical Treatment for Adult Cervical Deformity: Changes in Approaches and Outcomes since 2013
In a study presented at the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting, Peter G. Passias, MD, FAAOS, and colleagues investigated how surgical treatment for adult cervical deformity (ACD) has changed over the past decade.
Study Demonstrates How THA Care Pathways Can Lower Length of Stay for Patients
Care pathways in hip arthroplasty programs have effectively lowered the length of stay (LOS) after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA).
Data Show Posterior Malleolus Repair of Unstable Rotational Ankle Fractures Leads to High Healing Rate
A study presented at the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting found that direct repair of the posterior malleolus in the prone position in patients with unstable rotational ankle fractures was associated with a high rate of healing and no incidences of readmissions or deep infections.
Reconstructive Microsurgery Pioneer L. Scott Levin, MD, Receives Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for Advancing the Field of Orthoplastic Extremity Reconstruction
L. Scott Levin, MD, FAAOS, FACS, FAOA, was hooked on microvascular surgery even before medical school, finding every opportunity to study and learn from pioneers in the field.
Lawrence J. Bonassar, PhD, Is Presented with the Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award
Despite the importance of connective tissues such as articular cartilage, much is still unknown about their unique mechanical functions and biological roles in cartilage health and disease.
Alayna E. Loiselle, PhD, Receives the 2022 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award after Publishing Research on Tendon Cell Biology and Healing Process
Early in her education, Alayna E. Loiselle, PhD, had a vast interest in orthopaedics, thinking she would study to be an orthopaedic surgeon.
Martha Murray, MD, Wins 2022 OREF Clinical Research Award for Development of First Implant to Repair ACL Tear
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most common knee injuries, resulting in nearly 200,000 ACL reconstructions (ACLRs) in the United States each year.