Kyle L. Barner, OMS-III1; Cameron G. Hanson, OMS-II1; Kevin A. Witte, D.O.2 1Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 2St. Luke’s Health System Background In 2015, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 30.3 million patients in America were estimated to have diabetes mellitus (DM) with 1.5 million new cases diagnosed every year. The financial b … [Read more...] about The Financial Impact of Surgical Site Infection in Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus Patients Undergoing Open Reduction Internal Fixation Procedures
Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) as an Indicator of Health Status and Health Literacy in an Urban SettingBaek, Peter; Moran, Sheila; Kirschenbaum, Ira, MD; Simela, Ashley, DO
Key Words: Musculoskeletal condition, health literacy, urban setting, patient-reported outcome, orthopedics, spine, hand, arthroplasty candidates, sports medicine, BMI, obesity, ESL, MSK-HQ, health status
Objective: The Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) is a standardized musculoskeletal outcomes measure for the health status of patients with various … [Read more...] about Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) as an Indicator of Health Status and Health Literacy in an Urban Setting
New SAOAO National BoardBy Anna Roman-Pleschko
At the 2018 Annual Meeting, SAOAO held elections to select new members of the board. This update will provide an opportunity for you to get to know the new board that will be serving the current medical students for the next year. We would like to thank Jeffery Gibson and the immediate past board for their service and leadership, and we look forward to continuing the progress … [Read more...] about New SAOAO National Board
What is going on at the AOAO meetings?By Dennis Blackburn, DO, FAOAO
Well, we are providing you with specialty specific CME in osteopathic orthopedics. We are also providing you with your required opioid CME credits, physician health and wellness, and business-related education ranging from investment planning to coding. We will continue to assist you with meeting your state and the AOA requirements with regards to CME credits.
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Passing of the BatonBy Steven J. Heithoff, DO, FAOAO
The Orthopod baton has officially passed from Dr. Armbruster to me. As your next editor, I commit myself to uphold its high standards and I have a few new ideas in mind.
Notice we have our First Letter to the Editor authored by Dr. Richard Howard, a lifelong teacher, practitioner and champion of the osteopathic orthopedic cause. He brings a unique perspective and I … [Read more...] about Passing of the Baton