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Sep 03, 2015, 16:09 ET

Pregnancy and low back pain: Exercise may help

Pregnancy changes a woman's body in different ways, including the muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints that make up the musculoskeletal system....

Aug 19, 2015, 10:14 ET

Distractions behind the wheel may not be as small as they seem

Distractions behind the wheel can be larger-than-life. Decide to Drive—the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Alliance...

Aug 17, 2015, 10:09 ET

Back pain prevention tips for every new mom

There are many enjoyable life experiences that accompany motherhood, but back pain isn't one of them. Instead, this is a common complaint of...

Aug 06, 2015, 16:24 ET

AAOS opens MORE Awards competition

 Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 MORE Awards is now open. These awards recognize excellence in accurate...

Aug 06, 2015, 15:18 ET

Some radiation okay for expectant mother and fetus

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic...

Aug 05, 2015, 14:57 ET

Meniscal transplant in patients age 50 and under relieves pain, delays additional surgery

Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant...

Aug 03, 2015, 16:21 ET

The lowdown on backpack safety

For many years, backpacks have been the preferred bag choice for students to carry all of their daily school necessities. Backpacks help...

Jul 15, 2015, 14:37 ET

Outcomes comparable for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery

Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or "telerehabilitation," following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:47 ET
Diving into summer, feet first: Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips for swimmers

Diving into summer, feet first

Family trips to lakes, pools and other bodies of water make for enjoyable, lasting memories, especially during the hot summer months....

Jul 02, 2015, 08:57 ET

Make No Bones About It: The Female Athlete Triad Can Lead to Problems with Bone Health

 Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time,...

Jun 29, 2015, 12:27 ET

Don't go out with a bang this 4th of July

Everyone knows that an Independence Day celebration isn't complete without fireworks. The temptation may be there to make your own show, but make...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:06 ET

New AAOS Guidelines, Mobile App Outline Steps For Treating Rare, Yet Potentially Devastating, Child Elbow Fractures With Vascular Injury

 New guidelines from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) outline steps for assessing and treating child elbow fractures with...

Jun 19, 2015, 08:00 ET

Patients give high marks to prepping for surgery online

First-time surgery can be concerning to any patient. Knee surgery—even arthroscopic surgery to treat a torn meniscus—can require...

Jun 03, 2015, 11:53 ET
Male vs. Female. Did you know...the differences extend down to their bone and joints?

Sex and musculoskeletal health: differences between males and females extend to their bone and joint conditions

Women in general have a higher incidence of osteoporosis-related hip fractures yet, conversely, they have a lower rate of mortality than men with...

May 22, 2015, 11:22 ET
Read the road. And you won't need as many new parts. Motorcycle crashes don't always involve another vehicle. Slick surfaces and road debris can lead to broken bikes, and broken bones. Ride at a speed that give you time to react. Check our website below for more cycle safety tips. Visit OrthoInfo.org/CycleSafety.

Share the road: Look, listen to stay wreck-less and injury free this summer

Motorcyclists will be the first to tell you, it's the thrill of the ride and the wind in their hair that keeps them riding. With more...

May 07, 2015, 15:43 ET
The opioid epidemic and its impact on orthopaedic care

The opioid epidemic and its impact on orthopaedic care

The United States makes up less than five percent of the world's population but consumes 80 percent of the global opioid supply and approximately...

May 06, 2015, 15:58 ET

Up to 65 percent of patients with chronic plantar fasciitis may benefit from shock wave therapy

Shock wave therapy may relieve symptoms in up to 65 percent of patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis, a common condition causing...

Apr 27, 2015, 16:42 ET

Get in the swing of golf, this spring

Golf is considered a year-round sport but for many golfers living in cold-weather states, spring has become the kick-off season to hit the green....

Apr 22, 2015, 09:25 ET

Academy announces 2015 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award winners

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced the winners of the 2015 MORE Awards, presented annually to journalists who...

Apr 15, 2015, 16:28 ET

Protect your shoulder from painful injuries

Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions; however, this flexibility...