Jeffrey P. Beckenbaugh, DO






In This Edition

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
Innomed, Inc.
Smith & Nephew

Bronze Level
Biomet Orthopaedics

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

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

DePuy Synthes USA

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president's message

A Report on Activities

Dr. PollifroneBy James J. Pollifrone, DO, FAOAO
AOAO President

In October 2012, I was sworn in as the AOAO President. We were awaiting the results of the upcoming presidential election. On October 24, 2012, the AOA, AACOM and the ACGME announced the proposed unified accreditation system for graduate medical education. Then I blinked.

Now, six months into this position we find that physicians are battling governmental policies and regulations that may or may not be in our patients' best interest. The discussions with the AOA and the ACGME are more difficult than initially imagined and our DO residents are continuing to be deemed not qualified for acceptance into some ACGME approved fellowships.

As President of the AOAO, Chairman of our Evaluating Committee and representative to the Program Training and Review Committee (PTRC), I have an excellent view of the ever-changing landscape and hurdles that we as DO orthopedic surgeons are facing on a daily basis both locally and on a national level.

Within the osteopathic family of specialties, the AOAO continues to be held in high regard in the AOA profession. Our residency programs likewise are held to the highest standards. Our graduates are well trained, the Academy is financially strong and our Board of Directors is not afraid to tackle the issues at hand. Our CME programs continue to improve under the leadership of our CME Committee Chair, Steven Morton, DO.

The Evaluating Committee is poised to exchange ideas with our counterparts on the RRCs (Residency Review Committees) of the ACGME to define a single accreditation system for orthopedic surgery.

I personally think we are fortunate to have such involved members in all of our committees and for the leadership of our Executive Director, Lee Vander Lugt, DO.

I wish all of you the best in the rest of 2013 and I hope to see you all in Miami and San Diego. Thanks for choosing me as your President.

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