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Dec 16, 2014, 14:30 ET

Avoid injuries while clearing snow

 When it comes to snow removal, shovels aren't the only things you need this winter. Be prepared with safety tips to help you avoid back...

Dec 03, 2014, 13:30 ET

Is a brace necessary for spinal fracture healing?

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are...

Dec 01, 2014, 13:32 ET

Prompt, appropriate medical care for dislocated shoulder injuries prevents repeat dislocations

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder—when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:30 ET

The gift of mobility: Orthopaedic surgeons to provide free hip, knee surgeries, December 1-6, through Operation Walk USA

While hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the  most common and successful of all orthopaedic surgeries, many individuals who...

Nov 24, 2014, 17:10 ET

Practice caution with heavy luggage this season

Carrying heavy luggage during holiday travel can be brutal on bones and joints, so whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, know your...

Nov 21, 2014, 16:22 ET

Preserve your back this season and prevent low back pain

 Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While normal wear and tear of an aging spine is a common cause, there...

Nov 05, 2014, 13:30 ET

Older men less likely to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment following a bone fracture

 Osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, is primarily thought of as a disease affecting...

Oct 22, 2014, 14:16 ET

Treat, don't trick, yourself this Halloween

Ghosts and goblins may not be the only things that are out to get you this Halloween. So, whether you're planning to hang spooky decorations from...

Oct 20, 2014, 16:40 ET

Obesity linked to increased risk for orthopaedic conditions and surgical complications

 Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health...

Oct 07, 2014, 10:25 ET

Can physical therapy before hip or knee replacement surgery improve outcomes?

Physical therapy after total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is standard care for all patients. A new study, appearing in the...

Sep 16, 2014, 17:58 ET

Consider These 10 Tips to Avoid Fall Sports Injuries

Football, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they're also...

Sep 09, 2014, 14:00 ET

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons releases criteria and a mobile app for optimally treating broken elbows in children

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and a mobile app for the treatment of...

Sep 09, 2014, 11:59 ET

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons releases new guidelines on hip fractures in older adults, ACL injuries, and infant dysplasia of the hip

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released three new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based...

Aug 27, 2014, 16:27 ET

Lifetime of fitness: A fountain of youth for bone and joint health?

 Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to...

Aug 27, 2014, 10:38 ET

Surgery to repair a hip fracture reduces lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 per patient, adds years of patient life quality and mobility

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans, primarily adults over age 65, sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality...

Aug 12, 2014, 13:17 ET

Get Back to the Basics of Backpack Safety

 Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of load among some of the body's strongest muscles. However, if not worn correctly, backpacks...

Aug 11, 2014, 12:00 ET

Study: 1 out of 5 adult orthopaedic trauma patients sought additional providers for narcotic prescriptions

 "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug...

Jul 22, 2014, 16:40 ET

Activity level may predict orthopaedic outcomes, especially in younger, more athletic patients

 According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity...

Jul 22, 2014, 13:08 ET

Outstanding bone and joint health stories sought for 10th annual Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) awards

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has opened the call for submissions to its 10th annual MORE Awards.  These awards...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:00 ET

Orthopaedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older

 Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the...