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2012 Patient Resource Survey
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In response to numerous requests by orthopaedic surgeons and health care professionals, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is developing a library of free patient educational resources. These resources are surgeon-approved and have been designed to help your patients' understanding and to help you reclaim time. This survey will take approximately five minutes to complete: surveymonkey.com/s/RC3CFM6

2012 Sondage auprès des membres de l'ACO — Besoins en ressources pour les patients
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Dans la foulée des nombreuses demandes formulées par des orthopédistes et d'autres professionnels de la santé, la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie conçoit actuellement un éventail de ressources gratuites à l'intention des patients. Ces documents sont approuvés par des orthopédistes et élaborés de sorte à aider vos patients à comprendre leur situation tout en vous permettant de gagner du temps: surveymonkey.com/s/RC6GGJY



Important COA deadline reminders!
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Applications for the COA's North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF) are being accepted until Dec. 30. Eligible members are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. Click here for details.

Registration for the upcoming COFAS meeting closes on Jan. 15. Course information and online registration can be found at canadafoot.com.


Rappel des dates limites importantes
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L'ACO accepte les demandes pour la Bourse de voyage nord-américaine (VNA) jusqu'au 30 décembre. On invite les membres admissibles à poser leur candidature pour cette possibilité emballante. Cliquez ici pour plus de détails.

Vous avez jusqu'au 15 janvier pour vous inscrire à la réunion de la SOCPC (COFAS). Cliquez ici pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur la réunion et pour vous inscrire.


 In the News / Dans les nouvelles


Joint replacement complications more frequent in RA than OA
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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have more complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) than patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and are at notably higher risk for dislocation of replaced hip joints, according to data from a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Nov. 28 and in the December issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Lead author Bheeshma Ravi, MD, from Women's College Hospital, the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, told Medscape Medical News that the researchers' key findings were that compared with patients with OA, patients with RA had increased risk for dislocation after total hip replacement and increased risk for infection after total knee replacement, but did not have higher revision rates, 90-day mortality rates, or venous thromboembolic events following either joint replacement procedure. More

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Étude: les temps d'attente en chirurgie diminuent
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L'attente avant de passer sous le bistouri a diminué de plus de trois semaines au Québec depuis l'an dernier, ce qui place la province au deuxième rang derrière l'Ontario au palmarès des temps d'attente en chirurgie dans l'ensemble du pays, révèle une étude rendue publique par l'Institut Fraser. Cette année, un patient devait attendre 16.6 semaines avant d'être opéré au Québec. Il s'agit d'une nette amélioration par rapport à l'an dernier, alors que le délai médian pour se faire opérer avait atteint un sommet de 19.9 semaines au Québec — comparativement à 18.8 semaines en 2010. À l'échelle nationale, le délai médian est passé de 19 semaines en 2011 à 17.7 semaines en 2012. More



Patient care not a numbers game
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Canadian associations representing doctors, residents and medical students agree that Canada needs a better way to anticipate the future supply of physicians. A new national health human resources plan is critical to ensuring that the health care system is able to meet the future needs of Canadians. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR) and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) see a number of contradictory trends, all of which underscore the need for better planning so that Canada has the right number, mix and distribution of health professionals. New data indicates that the number of physicians in Canada has increased faster than the size of the population. Yet many communities across the country, particularly those in rural and remote areas, face shortages of family doctors and specialists. More



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