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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Just-released AAOS books and programs available at Resource Center

By Jeannie Glickson

For the latest in orthopaedic information, visit the AAOS Resource Center, located in Level 2, Hall D, of the Washington Convention Center. Browse through a complete selection of AAOS publications, self-assessment examinations, and practice management resources, all on display and available for purchase. Listed here are several of the new publications being offered this year.

OKU 8: Home Study Syllabus
The highly anticipated Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8 (OKU8) is the culmination of three years of work by renowned experts in the orthopaedic field. Edited by Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, OKU 8 presents a concise, readable synopsis of vital orthopaedic literature from 2001 through 2004. A hardbound version is available to AAOS members for $225 and to residents for $150. The softcover version costs $165 for AAOS members and $115 for residents.

2005 OSAE
The 2005 Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Examination (OSAE) focses on relevant information from all areas of orthopaedic practice. It is valuable both for residents preparing for first-time ABOS certification and for orthopaedists preparing for recertification. The 2005 OSAE is an integral part of the OKU 8: Home Study Program. AAOS members and residents must purchase both OKU 8 and the 2005 OSAE to qualify for up to 50 Category 1 CME credits.

Scheduled for release in July in print and on-line formats, the 2005 OSAE is available to AAOS members for $90 and to residents for $60.

Special interest exams
The Anatomy-Imaging self-assessment examination, developed by the Anatomy-Imaging Evaluation Subcommittee chaired by Peter M. Murray, MD, will help you interpret imaging techniques and enhance your knowledge of surgical and pathologic anatomy relating to all major joints, spine, arthroscopy, pediatrics, and total joint replacement. With this exam, you can earn up to 10 Category 1 CME credits.

Test your ability to diagnose and treat tumors and tumor-like conditions by interpreting high quality clinical, radiographic, and pathologic images with the Musculoskeletal Tumors and Diseases self-assessment examination, created by the Musculoskeletal Tumors and Diseases Evaluation Subcommittee chaired by Mark T. Scarborough, MD. This exam, also worth up to 10 Category I CME credits, will assess your knowledge of adjunctive therapies in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors.

The Upper Extremity self-assessment examination, developed by the Upper Extremity Evaluation Subcommittee chaired by Steve A. Petersen, MD, presents challenging clinical problems that address operative and nonoperative management of injuries and acquired disorders, including trauma-fracture, arthritis, sports injuries and neuromuscular disorders. This examination has been expanded to include 125 multiple-choice questions, enabling you to earn up to 15 Category I CME credits. The exam now includes questions about the forearm, hand, and wrist trauma and reconstruction.

Each self-assessment exams costs $85 for AAOS members and $60 for residents; the three-exam package is available for $185 to members and $140 to residents.

OKU: Sports Medicine 3
Practicing sports medicine surgeons will find clinical insight and decision-making support with OKU: Sports Medicine 3, edited by James G. Garrick, MD. Developed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and published by AAOS, OKU: Sports Medicine 3 is a timely and concise review of the most important sports medicine developments from 1999 through 2003. It also includes AOSSM's new curriculum in sports medicine. The book is available to AAOS members for $107, and to residents for $85.

Advanced Reconstruction-Hip
Advanced Reconstruction-Hip, edited by Jay R. Lieberman, MD, and Daniel J. Berry, MD, covers complex hip cases. Practicing orthopaedic surgeons will benefit from step-by-step advice and proven surgical approaches for adult hip reconstruction. This text includes more than 60 of the most challenging hip conditions seen in clinical practice. It reviews treatment indications, summarizes treatment results, and offers ways to avoid complications. The price for AAOS members is $170; and for residents, $140.

Instructional Course Lectures, Vol. 54
Vincent D. Pellegrini Jr., MD, and Walter B. Greene, MD, editors of Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 54, have compiled the experts' best practices for the year in this practical guide for solving orthopaedic problems. Sections cover adult reconstruction in the shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. There are also sections on the spine, sports medicine (knee), trauma, basic science, oncology and pediatric orthopaedics.

This volume comes complete with a supplemental DVD, which includes videos of surgery in the thoracic and lumbar spine, meniscus repair, revision total knee surgery, foot arthrodesis, and much more. The entire package is available to AAOS members for $125, and to residents for $95.

Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies
The just-published third edition of Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies: Surgical, Prosthetic and Rehabilitation Principles-edited by Douglas G. Smith, MD; John W. Michael, MEd, CPO; and John H. Bowker, MD-is a comprehensive reference on the surgical and prosthetic management of acquired and congenital limb loss. This expanded edition will support you and your treatment team in selecting the best approach to caring for patients. The book is available to AAOS members and residents for $170.

CPT/RVU Coding Guide for Orthopaedic Surgery
Coding requisites are always changing. To help you stay current, the AAOS has created a completely new coding resource: the CPT/RVU Coding Guide for Orthopaedic Surgery. This handy guide will help you convert CPT codes to Medicare RVU facility and nonfacility equivalents. It also provides answers to your coding questions. The 2005 edition contains codes and descriptors for more than 1,500 musculoskeletal, radiology and integumentary procedures.

The book includes an updated section on evaluation and management coding, complete with examples of how to apply these codes to your practice. This completely new guide combines the best from two popular coding books: the AAOS Guide to CPT Coding in Orthopaedic Surgery and the CPT Minibook for Orthopaedic Surgery formerly published by the American Medical Association. The CPT/RVU Coding Guide sells for $75 to both AAOS members and residents.

Additional new coding products
The 2005 versions of Complete Global Service Data, CPT/ICD-9 Cross-Reference and Orthopaedic Code-X on CD-ROM are also available to help you code and cross-reference correctly and increase reimbursements to your practice. Pricing and more detailed product information is available in the Academy's print and online Educational Resources Catalog.

Standing Room Only series
The Academy's latest double-disc multimedia learning series, Standing Room Only, with medical editor Daniel J. Berry, MD, gives a glimpse into the most popular orthopaedic skills courses held at the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Each DVD will focus on a particular course and offer a selection of educational features, such as lectures, surgical demonstrations, and self-assessment questions to test what you've learned.

The series' debut title is Knee Arthroplasty: Insight and Evaluations of New Techniques, which was held at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in November 2004. It reviews the latest techniques for both primary TKA and revision TKR, how to achieve the best exposure and how to avoid potential complications. You can earn up to 6 Category 1 CME credits with Knee Arthroplasty. The cost for AAOS members is $119; and for residents, $99.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs
Edited by Brian Cole, MD, MBA, Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs presents operative techniques to repair small, medium and massive rotator cuff tears. Included in this package are more than two hours of detailed digital video, offering a study of the critical steps of surgical repair with an emphasis on arthroscopic techniques. This DVD will help you evaluate the advantages of various procedures-and prepare you to avoid pitfalls. The package sells for $139 to AAOS members and $119 to residents.

Elbow Arthroscopy
With Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics: Elbow Arthroscopy, you can learn arthroscopic treatment techniques for olecrenon impingement, lateral epicondilitis and the removal of all loose bodies in the joint. Edited by Champ L. Baker, Jr., MD, this program demonstrates, with high digital video, the operative details of elbow arthroscopy, including patient position, portal placement, diagnostic techniques and intra-operative complications and resolutions. AAOS members can purchase the program for $139, and residents, for $119

The Athlete's Shoulder
The Athlete's Shoulder, Volumes 1 and 2, on DVD-ROM, are highly interactive CME programs that contain patient cases, tutorials with quizzes, expert feedback and a library of case-related images. Ten patient cases help you explore the spectrum of shoulder injuries and conditions. Hundreds of radiographs, MRIs, illustrations, photographs and interactive animations strengthen the learning process. Four in-depth tutorials with quizzes and a self-assessment component help to enhance the results. The Athlete's Shoulder, Volume 1, is available for $199 for AAOS members; and $179 for residents. Volume 2 can be purchased for $199 by members and $179 by residents. Or purchase both volumes, $348 (AAOS members save $50) and $308 (residents save $50).

Selective Exposures in Orthopaedic Surgery
Selective Exposures in Orthopaedic Surgery (SEOS) is a video program on CD-ROM or DVD-video format that uses operating room and surgical lab (cadaveric dissections) footage to illustrate conventional surgical exposures, potential pitfalls and superficial and deep tissue .

Beginning with the Hand in 2005, all future SEOS topics will be DVD-video format. Currently there are eight SEOS programs available-elbow (new), hand (new), spine (new), foot, knee, ankle, shoulder, distal radius fractures, and revision hip surgery (while supplies last). Coming in June 2005 is pelvis and acetabulum, and in September, the hip.

Resource Center hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday; and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Sunday. You can also order AAOS products online at www.aaos.org/products or call (800) 626-6726

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