App for reviewing the AAOS Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for specific diagnoses.
I applaud the AAOS for creating a very useful and intuitive app for reviewing and consulting the AAOS Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for specific diagnoses. As most orthopaedic surgeons and trainees are aware, the AAOS has committed a significant effort to developing useful guidelines and tools to help surgeons make the appropriate surgical decisions when treating a number of common conditions. Until now, the guidelines could only be accessed in their PDF form. This app allows anyone to review the published guidelines in a very useful format. The app currently includes 17 guidelines (CPG) and 4 appropriate use criteria (AUC) modules. The guidelines can be sorted by strength and stage of care.
Overall, the app is well made and a great step forward in improving access to these important tools. I recommend the app to both trainees (for both education and testing purposes) as well as surgeons (for treatment purposes).