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.
Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Optimizing the Management of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures
Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures