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2012 AAOS Annual Meeting
Daily News Overview


Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Events

8:30 a.m.
AAOS Playground Build Kick-Off Ceremony
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) Playground
660 Lombard St., San Francisco

2:30 p.m.
AAOS Playground Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) Playground
660 Lombard St., San Francisco

3 p.m.
Meet the Expert
Back Pain and Surgical/Non-Surgical Treatments
Raj Rao, MD
Press Room, Room 224, Moscone South

4 – 5 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Adult Reconstruction Hip
William Hozack, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

Clinical News

MEDIA ADVISORY - Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: When is PRP Pertinent?
AAOS Annual Meeting Symposium (Feb. 8), Presentations Assess PRP Success and Potential

Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

Knee Replacement May Lower a Patient’s Risk for Mortality and Heart Failure

Competitive Soccer Linked to Increased Injuries and Menstrual Dysfunction in Girls
Regular warm-up exercises can significantly decrease ACL injury risk

Hot Topic Summaries

Economic Factors Impact Orthopaedic Trauma Volume

Modern, Low-Energy Ammunition Can Cause Deep Tissue Damage

Post Surgical Phone Support Improves Outcomes Following Knee Replacement

44 Percent of Postmenopausal Women with Distal Radius Fracture Have Low Levels of Vitamin D

Risk of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Greatest During First Week Following Total Joint Replacement

Aspirin Prevents Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Joint Replacement Patients



 

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Events

8 a.m.
Surgical Virtual Reality Demonstration
W. Dilworth Cannon, MD, and Karl Reinig, PhD, ToLTech
Academy Resource Center, Maine West Lobby

9 – 11 a.m.
American Joint Replacement Registry
Room 270, Moscone South

 10 – 11 a.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Pediatrics
Chad Price, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Symposium
Should I Use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for my Patients in the Office and Operating Room?
Michael J. Stuart, MD (moderator)
Room 307, Moscone South

1 p.m.
Expert Roundtable Discussion
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
Josh Jacobs, MD
Room 214, Moscone South

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Trauma
Paul Tornetta, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

3 p.m.
Meet the Expert
Smoking and Bone Health
Frank Kelly, MD
Press Room, Room 224, Moscone South

Meet the Expert
American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR): Where Are We Now?
Dave Lewallen, MD
Press Room, Room 224, Moscone South

3 – 4 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Hand & Wrist
Terry Light, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

EXHIBITS OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

News Releases

Halting Bone-Building Osteoporosis Drug Use Cuts Risk for Additional Atypical Femur Fracture in Half

Kappa Delta Award Winners

Chair of the Board of Councilors – Fred Redfern, MD

Highlights

Video-Based Home Exercise Can Minimize Osteoarthritis Pain, Improve Mobility

Anxiety Trait Linked to Postoperative Pain in Men Following Total Knee Replacement

Antidepressant Use Linked with Less Patient Satisfaction after Hip Replacement

Excessive Sporting Activity May Impair Long-Term Success of Hip Resurfacing

Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Growth Plate Fractures

Online Support Following Joint Replacement Surgery is Cost and Time Effective for Patients



 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Events

10 – 11 a.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Foot & Ankle
Ned Amendola, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

11 a.m.
Guest Speaker
George F. Will, PhD
Gateway Ballroom, Moscone South

Noon
Expert Roundtable Discussion
What We Can Learn From War & Civilian Trauma?
Paul Girard, MD; Lt Col John T. Tokish, MD, USAF, MC; and Dominique Gambale
Room 214, Moscone South

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Poster Tour Guide
Spine
Scott Boden, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

3 p.m.
Meet the Expert
Gender Disparities
Elizabeth Szalay, MD
Press Room, Room 224, Moscone South

4 – 5 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Shoulder & Elbow
Joseph Zuckerman, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

EXHIBITS OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

News Releases

Annual Cost of Defensive Orthopaedic Medicine Estimated at $2 Billion
New data supports medical liability reform

Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vernon T. Tolo MD, Honored for Leadership in Mentoring Residents, and Fostering Diversity and Unity in Orthopaedics

Minnesota Orthopaedic Surgeon Franklin H. Sim, MD, Honored for Advancing Diversity in Orthopaedics

Canadian Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shafique P. Pirani, MD, Honored for Creating Clubfoot Treatment Program in Uganda

John R. Tongue, MD, Named President of AAOS

Joshua Jacobs, MD, Named American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons First Vice President

Frederick M. Azar, MD Elected American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Second Vice President

Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA Named Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality

Annunziato Amendola, MD, elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board

Matthew Dobbs, MD elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board

Hot Topic Summaries

Ultrasound Can Reliably Diagnose Hip Dysplasia at Age 6 Months

Undiagnosed Neurological Disorders May Cause Falls and Hip Fractures in the Elderly

Shorter Hospital Stay for Total Knee Replacement Linked with Greater Revision and Mortality Risks



 

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Events

8 a.m.
Expert Roundtable Discussion
Athletic Injuries – From Amateur Sports to the Olympics: Getting Back Into the Game
Darren Johnson, MD; Scott Rodeo, MD; and Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD
Room 214, Moscone South

10 – 11 a.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Adult Reconstruction Knee
William Maloney, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy
Mike Stuart, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

3 p.m.
Meet the Expert
How Can We Prevent Childhood Obesity?
Elizabeth Matzkin, MD
Press Room, Room 224, Moscone South

4 – 5 p.m.
Poster Tour Guide
Tumor/Metabolic Disease
Dempsey Springfield, MD
Academy Hall, Moscone West, Level 1

EXHIBITS OPEN 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

News Releases

4.5 Million Americans Living with Total Knee Replacement
TKR surgeries more than double over past decade

AAOS Focuses on Disaster Responders, both Yesterday’s and Tomorrow’s
Study reports long-term positive effects of the orthopaedic disaster response in Haiti; meanwhile Academy initiates first-of-its kind disaster response certification to prepare for future crises

Gregory A. Mencio, MD, Named Academy Board of Specialty Societies Chair

Hot Topic Summaries

Study Finds that Authors with Financial Conflicts are Reporting Negative Outcome in Major Orthopaedic Journals


 

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

EVENTS

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AAOS Specialty Day
Specialty Day Press Releases
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has press releases available online:  http://www.sportsmed.org/Media/News-Room/



 


 

 
 
 
     
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