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27 Mar, 2017, 11:35 ET New Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU 12) available in print and online editions

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released the 12th edition of OKU (Orthopaedic Knowledge Update), the authoritative and...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET New AAOS public service campaigns tackle opioid misuse, childhood obesity

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today unveiled its 2017 public service campaigns (PSAs) during the organization's 2017 Annual...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Ronald A. Navarro, MD, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

Rolling Hills California orthopaedic surgeon Ronald A. Navarro, MD, became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS, named member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors

St. Louis orthopaedic surgeon Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS, became a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Lisa K. Cannada, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies

St. Louis orthopaedic trauma surgeon Lisa K. Cannada MD, became the first female chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Council on Advocacy

Georgia orthopaedic trauma surgeon Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, was named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET William J. Maloney III, MD, becomes president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

California orthopaedic surgeon William J. Maloney III, MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Daniel K. Guy, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors

Georgia orthopaedic surgeon Daniel K. Guy, MD, became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC) today...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET David A. Halsey MD, named first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Vermont orthopaedic surgeon David A. Halsey, MD, became first vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET James J. Balaschak named lay member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Board of Directors

Business consultant James J. Balaschak "Jim" was appointed lay member to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors today at...


17 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Kristy L. Weber, MD, named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Philadelphia orthopaedic surgeon Kristy L. Weber, MD, became second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of...


16 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Richard E. Grant, MD, receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Diversity Award

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented the 2017 Diversity Award to orthopaedic surgeon Richard E. Grant, MD, of...


16 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Kappa Delta awards honor innovative orthopaedic research

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


16 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET William J. Robb III, MD receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' highest leadership honor

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today presented the 2017 William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award to William J. Robb III,...


16 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Orthopaedic surgeon David A. Spiegel, MD, honored for 20 years of humanitarian work

David A. Spiegel, MD, is the recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) 2017 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Spiegel is a pediatric...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:41 ET Men face greater risk of death following osteoporosis-related fractures

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle,...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:31 ET Hospital satisfaction following hip replacement surgery: Women say staff responsiveness and communication are most important; men, pain management

What are patients looking for from hospital staff following total hip replacement (THR) surgery? If you're a woman, responsiveness and clear...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:21 ET Study links high cholesterol levels with rotator cuff surgery failure; statin use prior to surgery decreases risk

Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery,...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:11 ET Even if you live alone, home may be the best place to recover after total joint replacement surgery

Despite higher costs, many doctors recommend and some patients prefer, recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation facility following total hip (THR)...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET Shared doctor-patient orthopaedic treatment decisions improve outcomes, patient experience

Well-informed patients who decide with their orthopaedic surgeon what treatment is best for them have better outcomes and higher patient...


14 Mar, 2017, 03:01 ET High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery

Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine...


14 Mar, 2017, 02:51 ET Nearly half of today's high school athletes specialize in one sport

Youth single sport specialization—training and playing just one sport, often year round and on multiple teams—is a growing phenomenon in the U.S. A...


14 Mar, 2017, 02:41 ET For select patients, taking medication to treat anxiety, depression before and after hip or knee replacement surgery reduces revision risk

Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety and depression, may...


14 Mar, 2017, 02:31 ET Nearly all shoulder replacement patients under age 55 return to sports

A new study being presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 96.4 percent...


14 Mar, 2017, 02:21 ET Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports

High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to...