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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Assessing osteoporosis screening compliance in total joint surgery: a retrospective chart review

Samuel Shepard, DO; Ania Bartholomew, DO; David Houserman, DO; H. Brent Bamberger, DO, FAOAO; and Antonio G. Manocchio, DO
This study aimed to assess adherence to osteoporosis screening guidelines among patients aged 65 and older undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty.
Public Health and Primary Care

Feasibility of a cinematic-virtual reality training program about opioid use disorder for osteopathic medical students: a single-arm pre–post study

Dominique Rehl, BS; Mason Mangapora, BS; Matthew Love, MFA; Carrie Love, MFA; Kerri Shaw, MSW; John McCarthy, PhD; and Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD
The aim of this study was to assess changes in stigma toward opioid use disorder (OUD) and empathy before and after an online cinematic virtual reality training program on OUD.
Medical Education

Preference signaling in orthopaedic surgery: applicant perspectives and opinions

Conner Howard, BS; Victor H. Martinez, BS; Griffin Hughes, BS; Aroob Zaheer, BS; Christian Allen, BS; Chad Hanson, DO; Brent Norris, MD; and Jake X. Checketts, DO
To promote an equitable match experience, the American Orthopaedic Association introduced a formal preference signaling (PS) system into the 2022–2023 application cycle. The objective of this study is to assess applicants’ opinions and perspectives toward PS in orthopaedic surgery prior to the 2022–2023 match results.

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine Receives an Impact Factor!

The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) recently received an Impact Factor! The JOM’s current Impact Factor is 1.5 and the journal will be included in the “Medicine, General and Internal” category. Read more about this monumental achievement here.

Proposed Amendments to AOA Governance Documents

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Governance Documents, which will be presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on July 19-21, 2024.

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Raynaud’s phenomenon

A woman presented to the allergy and immunology clinic having noted recurrent episodes of pallor in her fingers for the past 5 years. This blanching occurred somewhat symmetrically and circumferentially, and it always began at the tip of the digits. Read more