January 2003 AAOS Report
AAOS clinical guidelines available online
The Academy's clinical guidelines are now available and downloadable from the Research section of the AAOS Web site. Clinical Guidelines are valuable tools that allow you to advance the physician-patient communications process and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The guidelines not only support referrals when working with managed care companies, but they can also be used as an educational tool when interacting with patients. Guidelines were created by work groups consisting of Academy and Specialty Society members who have attended workshops on how to develop, review, evaluate, and revise evidence-based guidelines.