AAOS 2024 Takeaways: Evolving Practice Models, Implantable Sensors, and the Role of AI in Orthopedics

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This year’s annual meeting was light on hardware innovation, with greater emphasis on a changing profession, diversity, connectivity and data analytics, and holistic approaches to MSK health.


Innovation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2024 was about far more than new implants in the exhibition hall. As Kevin Bozic, MD, the professional society’s outgoing president reflects, most of the advances these days in orthopedic surgery aren’t at the implant level. Rather they are taking place within the professional society, practice models, and career paths—and manufacturers would do well to respond.

In a post-AAOS interview, Bozic, who is the inaugural chair of the department of surgery and perioperative care at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Austin, highlighted trends that are fundamentally changing the way orthopedic surgeons practice, requiring the professional society to revise its strategic goals.


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