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2014-09-16 20:24:48

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips to avoid football, soccer and other fall sport injuries ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Football, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they're also excited to hit the field again. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) offer...

2014-09-09 16:23:31

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and a mobile app for the treatment of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures (elbow fractures in children), to aid trauma and emergency department doctors and orthopaedic residents in the treatment of these complex injuries. "These are very serious injuries requiring appropriate evaluation and treatment," said James Sanders, MD,...

2014-09-09 12:26:04

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released three new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating hip fractures in patients age 65 and older, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and dysplasia of the hip in infants up to 6 months of age. These recommendations are meant to be used as an educational tool to augment the clinical judgment of...

2014-08-27 16:23:23

Ongoing, comprehensive fitness and nutrition regimens may prevent bone and muscle deterioration, injury and disease ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging, according to a review of the latest research on senior athletes (ages 65 and up) appearing in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). It long...

2014-08-18 23:04:31

Globally, hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation products must rely on clinical efficacy, as healthcare practitioners are not particularly responsive to branding or purchasing incentives, according to iData Research's Sports Medicine Survey. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 According to a sports medicine survey conducted by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com) at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference, healthcare practitioners from around the world...

2014-08-12 12:29:25

Orthopaedic surgeons share tips as kids head back-to-school ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks are designed to distribute the weight of load among some of the body's strongest muscles. However, if not worn correctly, backpacks can cause injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) more than 28,600 individuals were treated in hospitals and doctors' offices for injuries related to backpacks in 2013, and more than 8,500 of those injuries...

2014-08-11 12:25:22

Postoperative "doctor shopping" linked to higher narcotic use among orthopaedic patients ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients. The study, "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint...

2014-07-22 16:25:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. For example, more active patients...

2014-07-22 12:30:53

Awards recognize excellence in reporting on musculoskeletal health issues and advancements ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has opened the call for submissions to its 10th annual MORE Awards. These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, healthy behaviors, and high-quality care of bones and joints. The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories of prevention...

2014-07-08 23:06:30

Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine...


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