Saturday, March 25, 2006

News highlights
Ceremonies honor volunteers, leaders

Richard F. Kyle, MD, 2006-2007 AAOS president presents Diversity, Humanitarian, Tipton Leadership awards; sets forth goals for the year.

Will: Economic good fortune often viewed as cause to fret
Presidential guest speaker Geroge F. Will looks at modern America, dichotomies in conservative thought.

Short Town Hall meeting long on issues
AAOS members express concerns about rural physicians, pay-for-performance programs, direct access and the need for renewed advocacy to accomplish goals.

Special Section: Orthopaedic Unity
See section B for a series of articles on orthopaedic specialty societies, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America's 25th anniversary and the AAOS shift from the Council of Musculoskeletal Societies to the Board of Specialty Societies.

 

Section A
Ceremonies recognize volunteerism, leadership

Richard F. Kyle, MD, 2006-2007 AAOS president presents Diversity, Humanitarian, Tipton Leadership awards; sets forth goals for the year.

Will: Economic good fortune often viewed as cause to fret
Presidential guest speaker Geroge F. Will looks at modern America, dichotomies in conservative thought.

Humanitarian Awardee shares philosophy with residents
R. Richard Coughlin, MD, helps instill humanitarian mission, goals, with orthopaedic residency program organized through Orthopaedics Overseas

Panel discusses less-invasive knee replacement surgery
Media briefing panel covers risks, rewards of minimally invasive joint replacement.

Spotlight in on specialty societies today
The 19th Annual Orthopaedic Specialty Day includes meetings of 13 subscpecialty societies.

BMD testing unnecessary for children with repeat fracture, say researchers
Pediatric fractures are increasing, but bone mineral density testing isn't needed; diet, exercise are more important.

Dr. Haynes receives inaugural Tipton Award
Richard J. Haynes, MD, is recognized for embodying the example of leadership, mentoring set by William W. Tipton Jr., MD.

Augustus A. White III, MD, earns Diversity Award
Award winner is characterized as "soft-spoken, accomplished individual" who leads by example and "quietly conquers the world."

Short Town Hall meeting long on issues
AAOS members express concerns about rural physicians, pay-for-performance programs, direct access and the need for renewed advocacy to accomplish goals.

Business meetings end with election of new officers
Reports given, officers elected during American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons business meeting.

Exhibit Committee selects top scientific exhibits
Two adult reconstruction hip exhibits and one adult reconstruction knee exhibits win top awards.

Graduating LFP class honored
New Leadership Fellows Program members introduced; graduates honored

2006-22007 BOC officers elected
Board of Councilors elects new officers

Corporate partnerships with OREF grow
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation gets support from industry

Section B
What’s in a name: COMSS becomes BOS

Name change indicates increased role for specialty societies

AANA celebrates 25 years of progress
Arthroscopy Association of North America is now a primary CME-provider

RJOS highlights history, achievements on DVD
Video by Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society showcases its accomplishments

How ’bout them BONES?
Society for practice administrators offers many member benefits

Media briefing covers hip treatments in young, active
Orthopaedic surgeons discuss minimally invasive surgery, other options

Artificial disc compares favorably with fusion
New option for treating neck pain shows good results after two years

TKA in young, active more successful than thought
Researchers say knee replacement is an option for those younger than 55

ORIF found effective for lateral process talus fractures
Treating isolated fractures surgically reduces risk of arthritis, provides good functional outcome

Section C
MRA effective in detecting ligamentum teres tears

Substantial agreement between magnetic resonance arthrograms of hip, surgical findings

Primary, revision THA, TKA expected to surge by 2030
Projections estimate more than 571,000 total hip, 3.48 million total knee surgeries annually

Mini-posterior approach favored for bilateral THA
Patients say it provides better early recovery, better cosmetic result

New technique promising to treat revision TKR bone loss
Tiial “cones” can substitute for bone allografts during revision surgery

MIS/THA: complications but shorter rehabilitation time
Study finds earlier return to independent walking, but higher operating times, blood loss

MIS approach to THA affects gain differences
Two-incision approach yields better results

Heel fractures cause chondrocyte viability decline
Researchers say it may be a significant factor in posttraumatic arthritis

HA, TSA: similar mid-term results
At 5-year follow-up, patients have equivalent function, quality of life


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