Following is a list of public and health policy resources made available by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
The OTA, AAOS, and ACS met to discuss firearm safety on June 6th, resulting in a commitment to work together to endorse the ACS Firearms Safety Strategy and recommendations.
ACS Firearm Safety Resources:
- ACS Press Conference (June 2, 2022): Accelerating our Response to America’s Firearm Public Health Crisis
- Recommendations from the ACS COT FAST Workgroup Chicago Consensus I
- Journal of the American College of Surgeons, February 2019 (Open Access)
- Additional ACS Firearm Injury Prevention Resources
- OTA 2022 Specialty Day Sessions re: Firearm Injury Prevention, Injuries and Mitigation
OTA Position Statements
- The Operation—Intraoperative Responsibility of the Primary Surgeon (approved June 2018)
- White Paper: Proposed Changes to Federal Payment Models and Performance Measures for Proximal Femoral Fracture Treatment in Elderly (approved April 2017)
- Transfer of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient: Criteria and Procedure
- Optimizing Surgical Care of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient: Recommended orthopaedic trauma operating room resources for trauma centers (June 2020)
Health Policy Information
- OTA Offers Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Resource Through Partnership With AAO
- Minimum Requirements for Certification as an OTA Level I Trauma Center
- Orthopaedic Trauma Service Organization
- AAOS Board of Specialty Washington Updates
- The U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)
- The Issue of the Surprise-Billing Rules in Plain English
American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma
- Proceedings from the Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention: A Public Health Approach to Reduce Death and Disability in the US (endorsed by OTA)
- (ACS) TQIP Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Best Practices Guidelines
- (co-branded with OTA)
Contact: Anna N Miller, MD, FACS for information on the OTA’s participation on the COT.
Compartment Syndrome Poster
The OTA poster on Compartment Syndrome is designed for the Emergency Room setting. The poster is to help alert the ED to the recognition of this limb threatening injury. The classic signs and symptoms are reviewed to help provide basic information on his important diagnosis. Further references are provided along with the key recommendation to Call your Orthopaedic Surgeon!