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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
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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...