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Feb 08, 2016, 14:55 ET

Newer pain management strategies can lead to quicker, shorter recovery after total knee replacements

According to a new literature review in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), a team-based...

Jan 21, 2016, 11:25 ET

Bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement may reduce complications and costs for patients with morbid obesity

 Previous research studies have linked obesity to adverse outcomes and increased costs following total knee replacement surgery (TKR). A new,...

Jan 13, 2016, 17:16 ET

New research reinforces call for early detection, appropriate treatment for scoliosis patients

 In light of new research confirming the effectiveness of early and appropriate treatment for scoliosis, a newly revised position statement...

Jan 05, 2016, 12:13 ET

Safely enjoy winter sport thrills with tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 Along with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls come the exhilaration of winter sports. As Americans head to the ice rinks and the ski and...

Jan 04, 2016, 12:10 ET

Is your child's achy back more than just growing pains?

 According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it's becoming more...

Dec 09, 2015, 15:47 ET
Hands off! Surgery not always necessary.

Hands off! Surgery is often not required for these common conditions

Many tendon problems of the hand and wrist are related to chronic degeneration or underlying conditions. Sometimes, a size mismatch between a...

Dec 02, 2015, 15:51 ET

Get the scoop on snow shoveling safety

For Americans living in colder climates snow removal can be a daunting chore. The constant bending and lifting of heavy snow can put stress on...

Dec 02, 2015, 12:01 ET
A new study on distracted walking released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that more than three quarters (78 percent) of U.S. adults believe that distracted walking is a "serious" issue; however, 74 percent of Americans say "other people" are usually or always walking while distracted, while only 29 percent say the same about themselves.

Distracted walking: a serious issue for you, not me

A new study on distracted walking released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that more than three quarters (78...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:01 ET

Tips for traveling with heavy luggage this season

The holidays are a popular time to travel, and as families pack their suitcases to hit the road, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons would...

Nov 18, 2015, 15:16 ET

Obesity spells problems for trauma patients

 A new study appearing in the November 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) found a link between obesity and a...

Nov 04, 2015, 16:23 ET

Five benefits of flexibility exercises for your bones and joints

While an effective fitness program should consist of cardiovascular training, strength building and flexibility exercises, oftentimes, the...

Nov 01, 2015, 00:01 ET
Lyme disease prevention tips

"Water on the knee" could be early sign of Lyme disease

 Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as "water on the knee," can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a...

Oct 12, 2015, 11:57 ET

AAOS Board of Directors approves information statement to combat growing opioid epidemic

 To help address the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S., the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors is calling for...

Oct 07, 2015, 17:28 ET

Therapy reduces the risk of fragility fractures by 40 percent

Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50: one in two women—and one in...

Oct 06, 2015, 10:28 ET

New AAOS guidelines outline prevention and treatment strategies for ACL injuries, and provide rehabilitation and function checklists for return to play

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved Appropriate Use Criteria (AUCs) for anterior cruciate ligament...

Oct 01, 2015, 15:47 ET

Don't fall for the unexpected this Halloween

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) urge revelers to stay alert to...

Sep 30, 2015, 16:31 ET

Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips for fall cleaning

It's time to put away all of the outdoor furniture and decorations, and prepare for fall clean-up. Although these chores may involve just a ladder...

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...