July 1998 AAOS Report

Slide set on wrong-site surgery available

The Task Force on Wrong-Site Surgery has developed a slide presentation for Academy members to use at state and local orthopaedic society meetings or other related medical events. The presentation provides statistical information and an overview of Academy recommendations on wrong-site surgery occurrences. Individuals interested in previewing the presentation before ordering it can access the Academy's home page at www.aaos.org in the "Medical Education" section to view it in its entirety. The slide presentation, available on a loan basis, includes script, task force report and copies of the Academy's Advisory Statement on Wrong-Site Surgery. Requests for the slide presentation can be made to Donna Siwek, AAOS, educational programs department, (800) 346-2267, ext. 4136 or e-mail, siwek@aaos.org.

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