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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...

Apr 07, 2015, 07:00 ET

ACL surgery may significantly improve physical health and function for at least six years in younger patients

A new study appearing in the April issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), found that most patients who underwent surgery to...

Mar 31, 2015, 01:01 ET
Decide to Drive: Celebrating Five Years of Advocating for Distracted Driving Awareness

Decide to Drive: Celebrating Five Years of Advocating for Distracted Driving Awareness

 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recognized the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) for five years of...

Mar 27, 2015, 03:01 ET
2015 NCAA March Madness First Four Men's Division 1 Basketball Printable Brackets

It's Madness! More than one-third of Division I college athletes may have low vitamin D levels

A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

Middle-age hip replacements nearly double from 2002-2011, outpacing growth in elderly population

 The number of total hip replacements (THRs) nearly doubled among middle-aged patients between 2002-2011, primarily due to the expansion of the...

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

David D. Teuscher, MD, becomes president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Texas orthopaedic surgeon David D. Teuscher, MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors today...

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

Kappa Delta Awards Recognize Innovative Orthopaedic Research

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

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for a complication within 30 days following hip or knee replacement surgery

 A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that black and Hispanic...

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

Stem cells may significantly improve tendon healing, reduce retear risk in rotator cuff surgery

An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a...

Mar 26, 2015, 03:01 ET

Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement

While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery...

Mar 25, 2015, 03:01 ET

Study identifies smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as low back pain risk factors

New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence,...

Mar 25, 2015, 03:01 ET

Majority of parents, caregivers of youth baseball pitchers unaware of safe pitching practices designed to prevent overuse injuries

A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 53 percent of the...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Orthopaedic Surgeons On Top of the World, Building a Playground for the Palabra Viva Community

Last winter, children from Palabra Viva church put crayons to paper and drew pictures of their dream playground. On Tuesday, March 24, those dreams...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Men have a higher level of function before and after total knee replacement surgery

While men and women have similar levels of improvement following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, men have higher levels of function before...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Hip replacement patients may safely drive as early as two weeks following surgery

Thanks to improved surgical, pain management and rehabilitation procedures, patients who undergo a total hip replacement (THR) may be able to...