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Apr 29, 2016, 09:54 ET New Literature Review Assesses Benefits of Stem Cells for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

 Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, published in...


Apr 21, 2016, 10:24 ET New study looks at safety of outpatient hand and shoulder surgeries

 A large study of hand and shoulder surgeries performed at a freestanding, outpatient center found few complications—0.2 percent in...


Apr 06, 2016, 17:04 ET Would changing gait pattern decrease your likelihood of running injuries?

Are runners less injury-prone trekking barefoot than in pricey running shoes? Maybe, according to a new literature review in the March issue of the...


Apr 01, 2016, 00:01 ET While traffic can be a daily battle, distractions behind the wheel don't have to be

Distractions take place in many forms and many places. But, in recognition of April as a Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Decide to...


Mar 04, 2016, 00:01 ET Remote orthopaedic care may successfully, cost-effectively treat common conditions

 Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without...


Mar 04, 2016, 00:01 ET Halting or reducing opioids prior to hip or knee replacement surgery linked to fewer complications, improved outcomes and reduced post-surgical opioid use

The use of opioids (narcotic pain medication), often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent...


Mar 04, 2016, 00:01 ET Poor helmet fit associated with concussion severity in high school football players

 High school football players with ill-fitting helmets are at greater risk for more severe concussions, according to a study presented today at...


Mar 04, 2016, 00:01 ET Empowering orthopaedic patients: Digital fitness devices help patients monitor health and activity, improve outcomes

 Many orthopaedic patients are eager to track and improve their health and progress before, during and after treatment. A digital fitness...


Mar 04, 2016, 00:01 ET Rethinking rehab: New research looks at efficacy of self-guided and accelerated therapy programs following total joint replacement

 Research presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) challenges two common rehabilitation...


Mar 03, 2016, 00:01 ET Anterior versus posterior: Does surgical approach impact hip replacement outcomes?

 The surgical approach to total hip replacement (THR)—either from the front of the body or the side/back (anterior versus...


Mar 03, 2016, 00:01 ET ADHD medications associated with diminished bone health in kids

 Children and adolescents who take medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show decreased bone density, according to a...


Mar 02, 2016, 09:55 ET AAOS recommends a multi-faceted approach to diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome

 New guidelines approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors recommend the collective use of a thorough...


Mar 02, 2016, 00:01 ET Steroid injections administered too close to hip, knee replacement surgery may increase infection risk

 Injections received in the months prior to total knee  (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) surgery may increase the risk for infection...


Mar 01, 2016, 10:44 ET Volunteers team up to build Kissimmee community playground

Today, more than 200 volunteers from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the City of Kissimmee, Community Vision and Central Avenue...


Mar 01, 2016, 00:01 ET Physician empathy a key driver of patient satisfaction

 A study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), links patient-perceived physician...


Mar 01, 2016, 00:01 ET Youngest and oldest patients more likely to report pain, lower activity levels following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery

 While all age groups report comparable improvement in range of motion following total knee replacement surgery (TKR), new research...


Mar 01, 2016, 00:01 ET One in two Americans have a musculoskeletal condition costing an estimated $213 billion each year in treatment and lost wages

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition—comparable to the total percentage of...


Mar 01, 2016, 00:01 ET More than half of lawn mower injuries to children require an amputation

 Warnings, operating instructions, design modifications and safety tips all aim to protect children and teens from injuries caused by lawn...


Mar 01, 2016, 00:01 ET Orthopaedic surgeons address the risks of distracted walking in 2016 public service announcement

 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today unveiled its 2016 public service announcement (PSA) campaign which will be...


Feb 17, 2016, 15:05 ET Closing the circle: Ensuring ongoing care for patients treated during short-term surgical mission trips in developing countries

 Each year, hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons travel to developing countries to treat and care for patients. Yet despite the successful...


Feb 08, 2016, 14:55 ET Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after total knee replacements

According to a new literature review in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), a team-based...


Jan 21, 2016, 11:25 ET Bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement may reduce complications and costs for patients with morbid obesity

 Previous research studies have linked obesity to adverse outcomes and increased costs following total knee replacement surgery (TKR). A new,...


Jan 13, 2016, 17:16 ET New research reinforces call for early detection, appropriate treatment for scoliosis patients

 In light of new research confirming the effectiveness of early and appropriate treatment for scoliosis, a newly revised position statement...


Jan 05, 2016, 12:13 ET Safely enjoy winter sport thrills with tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 Along with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls come the exhilaration of winter sports. As Americans head to the ice rinks and the ski and...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:10 ET Is your child's achy back more than just growing pains?

 According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it's becoming more...