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Nov 17, 2017, 10:21 ET 'Tis the season to fall-proof your home

The holidays are about spending time with family and friends. And while many people focus on fulfilling holiday traditions like decorating their...


Nov 16, 2017, 10:35 ET AAOS launches redesigned OrthoInfo.org

OrthoInfo.org—the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health—has a new design that is easier to navigate, access and view,...


Oct 26, 2017, 11:38 ET Avoid spooky injuries this Halloween

For many Americans, it's tradition to embrace spooky occurrences during Halloween. But never should these activities result in injuries. This...


Oct 17, 2017, 15:54 ET American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to launch family of orthopaedic registries

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced plans to create a national family of clinical data registries for a broad range...


Sep 05, 2017, 10:33 ET September is Pain Awareness Month: Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for safely managing pain, disposing of prescription pain medications and minimizing opioid use

September is Pain Awareness Month, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is offering comprehensive tips for safe and effective...


Aug 14, 2017, 16:10 ET Journalists: Send us your bone and joint health stories

Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards is now open. These awards...


Aug 14, 2017, 14:06 ET What's the secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right treatment or medical team

Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors with extensive training in the diagnosis as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries to the...


Aug 09, 2017, 16:08 ET Back-to-school: Smart tips to ease the load of kids' backpacks

As parents and caregivers prepare for the new school year, it's important they ensure that kids have an appropriately sized backpack to help reduce...


Jul 19, 2017, 07:00 ET Orthopaedic surgeons warn parents and young children about the dangers of trampolines

During the summer months, many children are drawn to indoor and outdoor trampolines for fun and physical activity. And yet, trampolines can be...


Jul 05, 2017, 16:39 ET Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count

Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the...


Jul 05, 2017, 12:51 ET Reducing stress, optimizing coping strategies may diminish need for opioids following ankle surgery

Helping patients to better manage stress and improve coping strategies related to pain may minimize the need for opioids following ankle fracture...


Jun 27, 2017, 13:21 ET Enjoy fireworks without the injuries

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is the most festive part of the summer. While backyard barbeques and block parties are frequent...


Jun 22, 2017, 11:41 ET Give your back a break this summer

People are constantly on the move during the warm summer months. It's a popular time for family vacations, moving to a new home, or...


May 31, 2017, 17:33 ET What golfing can do for your bone health

Golfing is a fun and competitive sport for people of all athletic abilities to enjoy. Whether you do it recreationally or competitively, the...


May 08, 2017, 16:19 ET Gardening this spring? Here's what you need to know to avoid pains and strains

There are more benefits to gardening than blossoming flowers and fresh produce. It's also an opportunity to stay active while enjoying the...


May 01, 2017, 12:57 ET Treatment of pregnant patients with bone and joint injuries complicated, requires team of physicians from multiple disciplines to improve maternal and fetal outcomes

Nearly one in 1,000 pregnant women in the United States suffer bone and joint injuries due to car crashes, domestic violence, drug or alcohol use,...


Apr 26, 2017, 12:00 ET The Academy announces 2017 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award winners

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the winners of the 2017 MORE Awards, presented annually to journalists who accurately...


Mar 27, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...


Mar 17, 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...