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#AAOS2018: A Twitter Roundup

In This Article

  • Health care professionals at AAOS 2018 took to Twitter to discuss presented research, innovations and treatment approaches in orthopedics.
  • Breaking news included a groundbreaking announcement for women in the field of orthopedics

Health care professionals in the field of orthopedics gathered at AAOS 2018 in New Orleans to exchange ideas on the latest trends in research and innovations for surgery and clinical practice, and present timely research findings. The conversations from the conference continued on Twitter.

Here is a list of some noteworthy #AAOS2018 tweets.

A Groundbreaking Announcement

The AAOS broke new ground when it announced Kristy L. Weber, MD, chief of orthopedic oncology at Penn Medicine, as the organization’s first Board of Directors female vice president. In 2019, she will become the first female President of the academy.

Public Service Announcement

The AAOS launched a new series of public service advertisements to educate parents, coaches and young athletes about the risks of early sports specialization. More children under 12 are training year-round in just one sport, increasing the risk for an overuse injury.

Sports Medicine Presentation

Mass General Sports Medicine Orthopedist Luke S. Oh, MD, presented his research, "Poor Interobserver Agreement in Staging and Managing Osteochondritis Dissecans Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging."

Discussion of the U.S. Registry Movement

At the symposium “What Can a Registry Do for Me?” moderator Henrik Malchau, MD, PhD, adviser to the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) and director emeritus of the Mass General Harris Orthopaedics Lab, opened the discussion with an outline of the importance of patient registries.

Physical Examination

Jon Warner, MD, chief of the Mass General Shoulder Service, presented on a panel featuring a live demonstration of a physical examination to determine a diagnosis of scapula winging or scapula dyskinesia.

What was your favorite topic or finding at AAOS? Share it in the comments below. 

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