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  • Health care professionals at this year’s AAOS discussed research findings, novel treatment approaches and innovations on the podium and in the hallways
  • These conversations generated press across trade publications
  • Highlights include results on studies regarding vitamin C in polyethylene, surgical decision making for desmoid fibromatosis and innovative approaches in spinal reconstruction

Health care professionals at last month’s AAOS Annual Meeting discussed late-breaking research and innovative treatment approaches across a spectrum of orthopedic specialties. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls into trade articles and videos.

Here is a list of some noteworthy AAOS 2019 coverage.

Innovation in Spine

Improving the Management of Spine Fractures Through AI and Machine Learning

Joseph Schwab, MD, MS, chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, talked with Becker Spine Review about improving the management of pathological fractures in the spine.

Innovation in Spinal Deformity Surgery

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Stuart Hershman, MD, talks with the Becker Spine Review about trends in adult spinal deformity surgery and how to reduce narcotic consumption during recovery.

Innovation in Oncology

Weighing the Benefits of Surgery for Desmoid Fibromatosis

Kevin Raskin, MD, chief of Orthopaedic Oncology, spoke with Orthopedics Today about how a large percentage of patients with functional deficits regret undergoing surgery for desmoid fibromatosis. 

Innovation in Arthroplasty

Comparing Capsular Reconstruction to Tendon Transfers

Jon JP Warner, MD, chief of the Shoulder Service, discusses with Orthopedics Today about early clinical outcomes of superior capsular reconstruction compared to tendon transfers. 

Polyethylene Wear is Not a Function of Time

Charles Bragdon, PhD, principal investigator and associate director of Clinical Studies in the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory, talks with Orthopedics Today about a seven-year evaluation of wear and tear on vitamin E-diffused highly crosslinked polyethylene.

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