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Jeffrey P. Beckenbaugh, DO

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Abstract:
Peri-operative Dexamethasone for Control of Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Indirect reduction and fixation of a Lateral Plateau depression fracture utilizing balloon tibioplasty in a cachectic, malnourished patient: A Case Report

Please Join Us at the Postgraduate Seminar

2012 Annual Meeting Recap

Changes Coming to the 2013 Annual Meeting

AOA Develops New Platform for Posting CME Credits for 2013-2015 Cycle

New FDA Ruling Prompts Added CME Option for Providers

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Final Rule

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in its Third Year

We Need More Doctors in Government - How About You?

SAOAO Report:
Student AOAO - A Glance at the Past and a Spotlight on the Future

RAOAO Report

Member Spotlight: Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO


Thank you to our preliminary exhibitors and supporters

Gold Level
DePuy Orthopaedics

Silver Level
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
DJO GLOBAL
Innomed, Inc.
Smith & Nephew

Bronze Level
Biomet Orthopaedics

Exhibitors
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Biomet Orthopaedics
BioPro, Inc
Bioventus
CeramTec
ConforMIS, Inc.
DePuy Orthopaedics
DJO GLOBAL
Elsevier USA
Exactech
Innomed, Inc.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Skeletal Dynamics
Smith & Nephew
The Progressive Orthopaedic Company
TranS1
Viztek
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Commercial Support
AOAO would like to thank the following companies for providing an educational grant:

DePuy Synthes USA

For the up-to-date list of exhibitors and products descriptions, click here.

from the editor

The Orthopod Continues to Evolve

Dr. BeckenbaughBy Jeffrey P. Beckenbaugh, DO
Orthopodeditor@aoao.org

We are now on our third version of the electronic Orthopod experience.  I hope our new format is being received well.  It is exciting to explore new ideas and help facilitate a useful and informative communication with our membership.

After some discussion regarding cost, content, and resource commitment, we have decided to proceed with biannual publishing.  Our hope is to provide a media that is rich with content and information of interest for our membership. It was felt that biannual newsletters would serve that purpose very nicely.  In the end, we may find there is too much to share with only two yearly editions, but for now we hope this schedule will serve our membership well.

This edition reintroduces membership contributions.  We have two interesting papers that highlight our members’ work in trauma and adult reconstruction.  In the following editions, I would also like to include some educational content on hot topics from each of our major sections.  The intent would be to provide a review from experts on some of the most talked about subjects in each field.  Hopefully this will serve as an opportunity to educate our membership, and keep us all up to date on important Orthopedic Surgery topics. 

Our section heads will be given the opportunity to choose a topic and select a person, or group, to provide a review relative to a topic from their area of specialty.  If anyone has a topic they would like to have addressed, please feel free to email your suggestion to Orthopodeditor@aoao.org. Additionally, I am always very interested in gathering ideas for content that would be relevant to our membership.  Please email any suggestions you have.

Thank you in advance for your ideas and input, and I hope everyone enjoys Miami!

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