0
Letters to the Editor   |    
Leadership in Orthopaedics: Taking a Stand to Own the Bone
Dennis R. Wenger, MD1
1 Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryChildren's Hospital San Diego3030 Children's Way, Suite 410San Diego, CA 92123 orthoedu@chsd.org
View Disclosures and Other Information
The author did not receive grants or outside funding in support of his research for or preparation of this work. He did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the author is affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Feb 01;88(2):450-450
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case

Extract

To The Editor:I am writing to comment on the American Orthopaedic Association Position Paper "Leadership in Orthopaedics: Taking a Stand to Own the Bone" (2005;87:1389-91). The overall encouragement for orthopaedists to take an interest in bone fragility seems sound, since all would agree that we should feel a responsibility for understanding the systems that we are trained to diagnose and treat. Whether or not a busy operating orthopaedic surgeon can provide the best medical management for osteoporosis (particularly in elderly patients who often are taking multiple drugs with associated risks for drug interactions) remains to be determined. I would note that we are also in the midst of an "avoid medical mistakes" campaign and that poor knowledge of drug interactions is a common source for medical errors.
Figures in this Article
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

     
    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org

    References

    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe





    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    PubMed Articles
    Guidelines
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    04/02/2014
    W. Virginia - Charleston Area Medical Center
    12/31/2013
    S. Carolina - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Univerity of South Carlonina
    02/28/2014
    District of Columbia (DC) - Children's National Medical Center
    12/04/2013
    New York - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai