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 (2023)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Management (2016)
DDH: Management for Generalists and Referring Physicians (2022)
DDH: Management for Orthopaedic Specialists (2022)
Distal Radius Fractures: Treatment (2021)
Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Acute Treatment (2023)
Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Postoperative/Rehabilitation (2023)
Humeral Component Design (2023)
Limb Salvage and Amputation (2019)
Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty) AUC (2022)
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: 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 Secondary Hip Fracture and/or Fragility Fracture (2023)
Prevention of Surgical Site Infection After High Energy Extremity Trauma (2022) DoD/METRC Project
Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors AUC (2020) DoD/METRC Project
Return to Play to Pre-Injury Level [2023]
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
Treatment for Shoulder OA with Intact Rotator Cuff and Severe Glenoid Retroversion (2023)