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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...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Spinal surgery diminishes low back pain, improves sexual function

Chronic low back pain can limit everyday activities, including sex.  New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Diabetes, previous joint pain and overall physical health predicts arthritis pain

Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predict arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Routine bisphosphonate treatment for women over age 65 who sustain a wrist fracture could prevent nearly 95,000 hip fractures, but at a significant cost

 Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing to an estimated 2 million bone...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

Running barefoot may increase injury risk in older, more experienced athletes

In recent years there has been an explosion in barefoot running, as well as the purchase and use of "minimalist" running shoes that more closely...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:01 ET

The price of delirium: New study finds nearly half of patients have delirium before and after hip fracture surgery, diminishing outcomes and increasing health care costs

A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 48 percent of hip fracture...