January 17, 2019

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approves clinical practice guideline for management of acute compartment syndrome

ROSEMONT, Ill. (January 17, 2019)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released a new Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to help physicians develop their own evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating adult patients with traumatic injuries at risk for acute compartment syndrome (ACS). 

January 15, 2019

AAOS Praises Introduction of Hospital Competition Act

Washington, DC—The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) praises Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) for introducing the Hospital Competition Act of 2019, which aims to combat the rising cost of health care and addresses several AAOS priorities. 

December 13, 2018

Enjoy the icy slopes and sidestep injuries

ROSEMONT, Ill. (December 13, 2018)– Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and tobogganing are a few fun activities to help keep you active during the cold and snowy season.  

December 06, 2018

AAOS Encouraged by Administration’s Plan to Promote Healthcare Competition

Washington, DC—American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President David A. Halsey, MD, released the following statement after the Administration issued a report outlining policies to increase choice and competition in health care: 

November 16, 2018

Patients with shoulder arthritis have new options to avoid risks of total shoulder replacement

ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 15, 2018)— A new review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds arthroscopic (joint replacement or reconstruction) management could be a promising option for young, active patients diagnosed with GHOA. 

November 12, 2018

AAOS on Potentially Misvalued Codes in 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAOS President David A. Halsey, MD, issued the following statement in response to CMS identifying potentially misvalued current procedural terminology (CPT) codes. 

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