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Jul 19, 2017, 07:00 ET Orthopaedic surgeons warn parents and young children about the dangers of trampolines

During the summer months, many children are drawn to indoor and outdoor trampolines for fun and physical activity. And yet, trampolines can be...


Jul 05, 2017, 16:39 ET Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count

Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the...


Jul 05, 2017, 12:51 ET Reducing stress, optimizing coping strategies may diminish need for opioids following ankle surgery

Helping patients to better manage stress and improve coping strategies related to pain may minimize the need for opioids following ankle fracture...


Jun 27, 2017, 13:21 ET Enjoy fireworks without the injuries

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is the most festive part of the summer. While backyard barbeques and block parties are frequent...


Jun 22, 2017, 11:41 ET Give your back a break this summer

People are constantly on the move during the warm summer months. It's a popular time for family vacations, moving to a new home, or...


May 31, 2017, 17:33 ET What golfing can do for your bone health

Golfing is a fun and competitive sport for people of all athletic abilities to enjoy. Whether you do it recreationally or competitively, the...


May 08, 2017, 16:19 ET Gardening this spring? Here's what you need to know to avoid pains and strains

There are more benefits to gardening than blossoming flowers and fresh produce. It's also an opportunity to stay active while enjoying the...


May 01, 2017, 12:57 ET Treatment of pregnant patients with bone and joint injuries complicated, requires team of physicians from multiple disciplines to improve maternal and fetal outcomes

Nearly one in 1,000 pregnant women in the United States suffer bone and joint injuries due to car crashes, domestic violence, drug or alcohol use,...


Apr 26, 2017, 12:00 ET The Academy announces 2017 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award winners

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the winners of the 2017 MORE Awards, presented annually to journalists who accurately...


Mar 27, 2017, 11:35 ET New Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU 12) available in print and online editions

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released the 12th edition of OKU (Orthopaedic Knowledge Update), the authoritative and...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET New AAOS public service campaigns tackle opioid misuse, childhood obesity

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today unveiled its 2017 public service campaigns (PSAs) during the organization's 2017 Annual...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Ronald A. Navarro, MD, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

Rolling Hills California orthopaedic surgeon Ronald A. Navarro, MD, became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

St. Louis orthopaedic surgeon Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS, became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Lisa K. Cannada, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies

St. Louis orthopaedic trauma surgeon Lisa K. Cannada MD, became the first female chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Council on Advocacy

Georgia orthopaedic trauma surgeon Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET William J. Maloney III, MD, becomes president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

California orthopaedic surgeon William J. Maloney III, MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Daniel K. Guy, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors

Georgia orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC) today...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET David A. Halsey MD, named first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Vermont orthopaedic surgeon David A. Halsey, MD, became first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET James J. Balaschak named lay member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Board of Directors

Business consultant James J. Balaschak "Jim" was appointed lay member to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors today at...


Mar 17, 2017, 03:01 ET Kristy L. Weber, MD, named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Philadelphia orthopaedic surgeon Kristy L. Weber, MD, became second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


Mar 16, 2017, 03:01 ET Richard E. Grant, MD, receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Diversity Award

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented the 2017 Diversity Award to orthopaedic surgeon Richard E. Grant, MD, of...


Mar 16, 2017, 03:01 ET Kappa Delta awards honor innovative orthopaedic research

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) today presented four awards to scientists conducting...


Mar 16, 2017, 03:01 ET William J. Robb III, MD receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' highest leadership honor

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented the 2017 William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award to William J. Robb III,...


Mar 16, 2017, 03:01 ET Orthopaedic surgeon David A. Spiegel, MD, honored for 20 years of humanitarian work

David A. Spiegel, MD, is the recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) 2017 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Spiegel is a pediatric...


Mar 14, 2017, 03:41 ET Men face greater risk of death following osteoporosis-related fractures

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle,...