February 1999 Bulletin

Academy forms osteoporosis task force

The Academy has formed the Task Force on Osteoporosis Education Membership.

The charges include developing educational content on osteoporosis for orthopaedic residents, orthopaedic surgeons in practice and other MDs pro- viding musculoskeletal care and the public. Members develop recommendations for the dissemination of the information on a continuing basis.

The task force will develop guidelines for orthopaedic surgeons on the indications for and the techniques of the use of diagnostic instrumentation in osteoporosis. Other charges include exploring coalitions with other organizations interested in the prevention and treatment of the osteoporosis.

Rosemarie Morwessel, MD, is chair of the task force.

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