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.
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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.
Philadelphia orthopaedic surgeon Kristy L. Weber, MD, became first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors. https://t.co/PxOrH9vRY1 #AAOS2018 pic.twitter.com/WmPfuBkzHz— AAOS (@AAOS1) March 9, 2018
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."
Honored to present our research at #AAOS2018 on Adolescent Osteochondritis Dissecans, a collaboration of specialists from 5 continents in the Shoulder & Elbow platform, #AMCNL, and #MGH. @MassGeneralNews @MGHImaging @harvardmed @AAOS1 @AAOSmembers pic.twitter.com/xtZnUTLEG8— Luke S. Oh, MD (@LukeOhMD) March 9, 2018
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.
Panelists at #AAOS2018 symposium, “What Can a Registry Do for Me?” offered their perspectives on the U.S. registry movement and international data repositories: https://t.co/8CYxuyQzoL @AJRRegistry pic.twitter.com/MYKBdqiiE3— AAOS Members (@AAOSmembers) March 8, 2018
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.
Live physical examination was a highlight for the scapular exam. Great panel led by Dr. Elhassan, with Warner, Kibbler and Keener as wonderful contributors @AAOS1 @AAOSmembers pic.twitter.com/F6UfOVxM4N— American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (@ASESmembers) March 10, 2018
What was your favorite topic or finding at AAOS? Share it in the comments below.
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