The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons began developing Appropriate Use Criteria in 2011 as a tool to implement Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Appropriate Use Criteria are created to inform clinicians for whom a procedure should be done. This involves using clinician expertise and experience, in conjunction with the relevant evidence, to rate the appropriateness of various treatments in a set of hypothetical, but clinically realistic, patient scenarios.
Acute Compartment Syndrome AUC: Diagnosis and Management (2019) DoD/METRC Project
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Prevention Programs (2015)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries: Treatment (2015)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Management (2016)
DDH: Management for Generalists and Referring Physicians (2018)
DDH: Management for Orthopaedic Specialists (2018)
Distal Radius Fractures: Treatment (2021)
Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients: Acute Treatment (2015)
Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients: Postoperative/Rehabilitation (2015)
Limb Salvage and Amputation (2019)
Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures (2016)
Management of Rotator Cuff Pathology (2020)
Osteoarthritis of the Hip: Management (2017)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Non-Arthroplasty Treatment (2013)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Surgical Management (2016)
Osteochondritis Dissecans: Diagnosis and Treatment (2015)
Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures (2014)
Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures with Vascular Injury (2015)
Pharmacologic, Physical, and Cognitive Pain Alleviation for Musculoskeletal Extremity/Pelvis Surgery (2021) DoD/METRC Project
Prevention of Surgical Site Infection After High Energy Extremity Trauma (2022) DoD/METRC Project
Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors AUC (2020) DoD/METRC Project
Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis (2016) Endorsement
Surgical Site Infections: Management (2019)
Surveillance of Local Recurrence and Distant Metastasis after Surgical Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas (2018) Endorsement