Author: Brent Graham, MD


Clinical Practice Guidelines – Burden or Boon?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released a new Clinical Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This document replaces earlier ones on diagnosis, published in 2007, and treatment, which appeared in 2008. There was a widespread perception that the recommendations made in the previous guidelines were weak and did not contribute substantively to…