The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon board of directors approved new Appropriate Use Criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome and knee osteoarthritis.
Here are nine orthopedists who recently made headlines for their involvement in professional societies.
Milton "Chip" L. Routt, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. His clinical interests include orthopedic trauma and fracture care.
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons in the news this past week.
David J. Raab, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, a practice with 20 locations in the Chicago area. His clinical interests include cartilage restoration, joint replacements and sports medicine.
Robert Martinez, MD, joined Gardner Orthopedics in Fort Myers, Fla., according to a Cape Coral Daily report.
Orthopedic surgeon Om Prakash Sharma, MD, joined Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic.
R. Bruce Lutz, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Premier Orthopaedics, a practice with locations throughout Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include sports medicine and complex fracture care.

9. Dr. Andrew Assenmacher joins ProMedica: 4 thoughts

Written by Eric Oliver | Thursday, 08 December 2016 19:23
Andrew Assenmacher, MD, is joining Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica as an orthopedic surgeon, the Monroe News reports.
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic included Kai-Nan An, PhD, in its 2016 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based The Joint Commission awarded Moultrie, Ga.-based Colquitt Regional Medical Center gold seals of approval for total hip and total knee replacement, the Moultrie Observer reports.
Brian L. Davison, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic One, a practice with office locations throughout Ohio. His clinical interests include orthopedic trauma care and general orthopedics, spanning knee, hip and joint preservation procedures.
A study in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy determined patient selection criteria for outpatient joint arthroplasty.

14. Dr. Denis Nam joins Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush: 3 thoughts

Written by Eric Oliver | Tuesday, 06 December 2016 19:27
Denis Nam, MD, is joining the staff of Chicago's Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is developing an open-access journal titled JAAOS: Global Research & Reviews.
Timothy Weber, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoIndy, an orthopedic group with 14 locations throughout Indiana. His clinical interests include treatment of foot and ankle conditions, with a focus on trauma care.
A study in Orthopaedic Proceedings investigated whether reduced length of stay is associated with postoperative readmission rates.
Shane Shapiro, MD, to speak at the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 6, 2016.
James Crouse, MD, is taking a leave of absence from Waterloo, Iowa-based clinic, Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, but is leaving the practice in "good hands," The Courier reports.
Robert E. Boykin, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, a practice with five locations in North Carolina. His clinical interests focus on sports medicine, including disorders of the shoulder, knee and hip.
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