AAOS Now, August 2022
New Clinical Practice Guideline Covers Prevention of Surgical Site Infection after Major Extremity Trauma
During its March meeting, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) and correlating Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) on the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) after Major Extremity Trauma.
Presentation Illustrates ‘How To Be Your Own COO’
At the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, four experienced orthopaedic surgeons shared their perspectives on “Leadership in Orthopaedics: How to Be Your Own Chief Operations Officer” in an Instructional Course Lecture.
Older Hip Fracture Patients Often Experience Subsequent Fractures
A study suggests that bone-health evaluations are underutilized for patients following hip fracture, and many patients who experience a hip fracture sustain additional fragility fractures.
Telemedicine Presentation: Panelists Offer Strategies for Effective Deployment of Virtual Visits
The COVID-19 pandemic had a transformational effect across medicine.
Topical Antibiotics Do Not Increase Nonunion Risk in High-energy Periarticular Tibia Fractures
Topical antibiotics may not increase the risk of nonunion when used in high-energy periarticular tibia fractures, according to study findings presented by Daniel Miles, MD, at the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting.
Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Room Improves Surgery Efficiency, Confers Cost Benefits
A dedicated orthopaedic trauma room (DOTR) increased surgical efficiency and resulted in marked cost benefits for centers, according to findings from a Canadian study.
Delaying ACL Reconstruction by Seven Weeks or More is Associated with Lower Risk of Arthrofibrosis
For patients aged younger than 40 years who planned to undergo reconstruction for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), delaying the procedure by seven weeks was associated with a lower risk of developing arthrofibrosis, which may ultimately require revision, according to a study from researchers in the department of orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine.
More Patients Prefer Same-day Discharge Shoulder Arthroplasty
The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a significant increase in patients choosing same-day discharge (SDD) shoulder arthroplasty rather than an overnight stay in the hospital, according to a study presented at the AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting by Dylan Cannon, BS, medical student at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and clinical research fellow at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute.
AAOS Board Approves Tech Overview for Platelet-rich Plasma for Knee Osteoarthritis
In May, the AAOS Board of Directors approved the Technology Overview for Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) for Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
Study Identifies Recall Bias in Patient Perception of Preoperative Function after RTSA for Cuff Tear Arthropathy
Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) has been shown to be extremely effective in the treatment of cuff tear arthropathy (CTA); however, studies aiming to define the efficacy profile of RTSA have relied on patients’ postoperative recollections of previous symptom burden.
Pulmonary Metastasectomy Improves Survival in Patients with Sarcoma and Lung Metastases
A study suggests that pulmonary metastasectomy is associated with significantly greater rates of disease-free survival (DFS) than the use of medical management alone in patients with sarcoma and lung metastases.