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Dec 05, 2016, 11:00 ET American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announces official open access journal

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), a global leader in orthopaedic surgical education, is announcing the forthcoming launch of...


Oct 27, 2016, 13:28 ET Want to improve joint mobility, flexibility and strength? Consider ballet

Several professional football players have boasted about the positive impact that ballet as a form of exercise has had on their athletic career,...


Oct 19, 2016, 13:11 ET Tread carefully this Halloween

Dressing-up and gorging on candy are just two of the many reasons why Americans enjoy Halloween. But before roaming your neighborhood in your most...


Oct 05, 2016, 16:53 ET Multisensory education enhances patient understanding of orthopaedic conditions, treatment

Patient education involving the use of multiple senses (sight, hearing and touch) during a physician-patient conversation about treatment, also...


Sep 28, 2016, 17:30 ET Suspect, detect and protect: Revised AAOS position statement focuses on preventing subsequent fragility fractures through early osteoporosis detection and treatment

 Physicians should proactively screen, monitor, and, if necessary, assist in getting treatment for elderly and other at-risk patients for...


Sep 28, 2016, 11:54 ET New criteria specify when antibiotics are appropriate for dental patients with artificial joints and implants

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to...


Sep 08, 2016, 17:25 ET Got knee pain? X-rays: the first, and best screening tool in diagnosing knee pain among middle-aged patients

 Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly 1 in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from...


Sep 07, 2016, 16:05 ET Prevention programs significantly reduce ankle injuries in soccer athletes

Prevention programs are effective at reducing the risk of ankle injuries by 40 percent in soccer players, according to a new study appearing in...


Aug 15, 2016, 13:02 ET Back-to-school: how to keep kids' spines healthy and happy

 Backpacks containing heavy textbooks and electronic gadgets such as laptops or tablets can be the cause of back-related pain in school-aged...


Aug 05, 2016, 09:00 ET Non-technical skills matter too: Nation's doctors, payers and surgical stakeholders recommend teamwork, communication training and standardized processes to improve safety

Patient safety before, during, and after surgery requires an appropriately educated, committed and empowered health care team, according to...


Aug 04, 2016, 10:59 ET Don't freestyle "swimmer's shoulder" injuries

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly—swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200...


Aug 02, 2016, 13:07 ET Protect your shoulders when playing summer sports

 Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months—swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. The American...


Jul 21, 2016, 11:16 ET Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk...


Jul 20, 2016, 13:51 ET We're looking for accurate, inspiring bone and joint health stories

Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2017 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards is now open. These awards...


Jul 11, 2016, 15:37 ET Gamer's thumb? Get up, get out, get moving to avoid repetitive stress injuries

With the abundance of new technology in today's society, many kids are overusing gaming consoles, smart phones and computers, leading to hand and...


Jun 27, 2016, 12:02 ET Enjoy festive fireworks without blasting injuries this Fourth of July

 Fireworks in the summer signify the celebration of Independence Day in communities across America. In addition to local neighborhood shows and...


Jun 10, 2016, 13:07 ET Walk your way to fitness this summer

 Don't underestimate the benefits of walking. With the availability of various fitness fads and gym memberships, walking as a form of exercise...


Jun 01, 2016, 13:58 ET Deployed U.S. military service members more likely to suffer bone and joint injuries outside of combat

Since September 11, 2001, an estimated 60,000 U.S. military service members have been injured in combat during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars....


May 23, 2016, 11:34 ET Be safe while cycling your way to better bone health

There are countless benefits of cycling—from increasing bone and muscle strength and flexibility to improving cardiovascular fitness and...


May 11, 2016, 14:44 ET Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?

 Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to...


May 02, 2016, 16:20 ET Academy announces 2016 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award winners

 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the winners of the 2016 MORE Awards, presented annually to journalists who...


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...


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 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 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...