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Surgery to repair a hip fracture reduces lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 per patient, adds years of patient life quality and mobility

Each year, more than 300,000 Americans, primarily adults over age 65, sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality...

Aug 12, 2014, 13:17 ET

Get Back to the Basics of Backpack Safety

 Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of load among some of the body's strongest muscles. However, if not worn correctly, backpacks...

Aug 11, 2014, 12:00 ET

Study: 1 out of 5 adult orthopaedic trauma patients sought additional providers for narcotic prescriptions

 "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug...

Jul 22, 2014, 16:40 ET

Activity level may predict orthopaedic outcomes, especially in younger, more athletic patients

 According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity...

Jul 22, 2014, 13:08 ET

Outstanding bone and joint health stories sought for 10th annual Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) awards

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has opened the call for submissions to its 10th annual MORE Awards.  These awards...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:00 ET

Orthopaedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older

 Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the...

Jun 20, 2014, 17:24 ET

Spark into Safety Mode with Fireworks this Independence Day

Amid the family barbecues and parades each Independence Day is the popular tradition of fireworks displays. While many families take to their...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:57 ET

Avoid Injuries During Summertime Chores

As the school year draws to a close, thousands of children across the country will take on a familiar chore: mowing the lawn. Safety is always a...

Jun 16, 2014, 15:06 ET

Cycle smart this summer

More than 80 million Americans enjoy cycling because it is an environmentally efficient way to travel, a great form of exercise and a fun...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:04 ET

Opioid use prior to spine surgery linked to diminished patient-reported outcomes

A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) links the use of opioid pain relievers (prescription medications, such as...

Jun 04, 2014, 13:30 ET

Increase in number of total knee replacement surgeries, especially in younger adults, linked to obesity

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR)...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:15 ET

The quest for the bionic arm

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured...

May 15, 2014, 18:40 ET

Safely Spring into Home Improvement Projects

Many people across the country are celebrating the end of a long, cold winter by de-cluttering their homes and tackling a growing list of other...

May 08, 2014, 13:30 ET

Universal neuromuscular training an inexpensive, effective way to reduce ACL injuries in athletes

 As participation in high-demand sports such as basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior...

May 01, 2014, 08:00 ET

Throwing Injuries No Longer Just for the Pros

Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem for professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent...

Apr 30, 2014, 18:38 ET

Get Back in the Game this Spring with Sports Safety Tips

Green fields and warmer temperatures herald a new spring sports season. But after months of limited or indoor activity, how do you return to...

Apr 30, 2014, 11:50 ET

Academy Announces 2014 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award Winners

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the winners of the 2014 MORE Awards, which are presented to journalists who...

Apr 21, 2014, 11:30 ET

Redesigned "Decide to Drive" Website Lets You Anonymously Tell Friends, Family That They are Driving Distracted

 A new resource is now at your fingertips when battling distracted driving. The newly redesigned DecidetoDrive.org website allows you to...

Apr 02, 2014, 14:37 ET

Despite Economic Times, U.S. Demand for Total Joint Replacement Remains Steady

A new study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) showed that the economic downturns in the 2000s did not...

Mar 14, 2014, 01:01 ET

Universal Neuromuscular Training Reduces ACL Injury Risk in Young Athletes

As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of...