Financial Disclosure

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is committed to scientific research in orthopaedic surgery. The AAOS supports and conducts research involving patients that shapes the future of evidence-based orthopaedic practice. This includes clinically relevant research involving patients to answer questions related to the usefulness of examination procedures and diagnostic tests, the effectiveness, efficacy and safety of surgery and other therapeutic interventions and the power of prognostic indicators. I actively participate in orthopaedic research and education. As a result of this commitment, I have a financial arrangement with Arthrocare for medical consulting, Depuy for medical consulting and clinical research, DJ Orthopedics for medical consulting and royalties, Integra for medical consulting and research, Newclip for medical consulting and stock. These disclosures may also be viewed at AAOS Disclosure