Orthopaedic Surgeons Available for Interview on World Games, Athletes

Jul 17, 2012, 14:43 ET from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Bone, muscle and joint experts available to comment on rigorous training, injuries during this summer's games

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) are available to provide information and assist in setting up expert interviews on orthopaedic injuries and conditions throughout the duration of the games this summer, from July 27 through August 12, 2012.

The AAOS and AOSSM have the following resources readily available. Please call us for assistance with any of your games coverage:

  • Experts: contact us for comment on any event, sports news, medical intervention or injuries that may come up during the games. Call the numbers above or e-mail media@aaos.org or lisa@aossm.org.
  • Browse our world games resources guide:  This resource guide compiles all existing sports injury materials, including tips and resources by sport and schedule for this summer's games.
  • Injury Guide: This 33-page sport injuries guide from orthopaedic surgeons provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand descriptions of common sports injuries, from ankle sprains and concussions, to cardiac arrest and heat stroke. The Guide is divided into 20 topics, focusing on a specific injury and providing information on causes, diagnosis and treatment; as well as related definitions, statistics and resources.
  • Clinical research: Review related clinical research through The American Journal of Sports Medicine or follow AOSSM on Twitter.

For more information on musculoskeletal topics related to the games or to set-up an interview with an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon, please contact the AAOS or AOSSM. Or, call us for your specific needs. We hope to be on your team for this summer's games.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
With more than 37,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org or www.orthoinfo.org) is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal health. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who treats the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.  Follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/AAOS1 or www.twitter.com/AAOS1.

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine:
Formed primarily as a forum for education and research, AOSSM (www.sportsmed.org) has increased its membership from its modest start of less than 100 to nearly 3,000 today. AOSSM members are physicians and allied health professionals who demonstrate scientific leadership, involvement and dedication in the daily practice of sports medicine on athletes of all abilities and ages. Follow the sports medicine conversation at www.facebook.com/AOSSM or www.twitter.com/AOSSM_SportsMed.

SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons