Welcome from the President

It is a privilege to serve as president of The Clinical Orthopaedic Society during its 105th year. 2016 is a tough act to follow because of the excellent leadership of Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, immediate past president. I am also following in the footsteps of my late father, Dr. J. Neill Garber, a longtime member who served as COS president in 1957.

This is a crucial time in the storied history of our society. Membership is down, and this attrition threatens our future. One of our goals this year is to have each of our members invite one potential new member to the Annual Meeting on September 14-16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hopefully, these guest orthopaedic surgeons will be impressed enough by their experiences to apply for membership. The only way for a professional organization to survive through the years is to continue growing through new members.


Resident Happy Hour

Resident Happy Hour Photo

The Clinical Orthopaedic Society in conjunction with Stryker Orthopaedics sponsored a Resident Happy Hour at the American Tap Room in Bethesda last April.  Residents from four DC and Maryland orthopaedic residencies were invited.  There was an excellent turn out from the residents and a chalk talk was given by Dr. Peroutka on the benefits of joining and being involved in professional societies.  Given the excellent response by residents we hope to sponsor more events to engage residents.  If you have a group of residencies in your area and are interested in arranging a resident happy hour please contact the COS at cos@datatrace.com.

Monthly Diagnostic Tip

Diagnostic Tips

Mission of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society

Founded in 1912, the mission of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society is to optimize the science of the physical examination as the central component in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and to educate the society on orthopaedic issues impacting patient care.

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