Quality Programs Development Timeline

Appropriate Use Criteria Timeline

Department of Defense: The Early Screening for Psychosocial Risk Factors

Status: Writing Panel Call Scheduled for January, 2020 

Participating Societies: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation • UT Health Austin, Dell Medical School • Orthopaedic Trauma Association  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons • American Psychiatric Association

Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense


The Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries

Status: Soliciting Voting Panel

Participating Societies: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Arthroscopy Association of North America • American College of Sports Medicine • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine • American Physical Therapy Associaition • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons


Department of Defense: Decision to Pursue Limb Salvage or Perform Early Amputation

Status: Approved by the AAOS Board of Directors 12/06/2020

Participating Societies: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Major Extremity Trauma & Rehabilitation Consortium • U.S. Department of Defense • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society • Society of Vascular Medicine • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society • Orthopaedic Trauma Society • American Trauma Society • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense

For more information please contact Ryan Pezold pezold@aaos.org, Kyle Mullen mullen@aaos.org, or Danielle Schulte schulte@aaos.org