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Gardening this spring? Here's what you need to know to avoid pains and strains

AAOS - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 01:00
Rosemont, Ill. (May 8, 2017) —There are more benefits to gardening than blossoming flowers and fresh produce. It’s also an opportunity to stay active while enjoying the outdoors.

Treatment of pregnant patients with bone and joint injuries complicated, requires team of physicians from multiple disciplines to improve maternal and fetal outcomes

AAOS - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 01:00
ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 1, 2017)—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, or osteoporosis. According to a literature review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the stage of a woman’s pregnancy—how her body may have changed during the course of the pregnancy—needs to be factored into the mother and fetus’ orthopaedic trauma care.

AAOS releases new clinical practice guideline for osteoarthritis of the hip

AAOS - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 01:00
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently released a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip that strongly recommends the use of pre-surgical treatments to ease pain and improve mobility, including corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and non-narcotic medications. The new guidelines do not recommend the use of hyaluronic acid or glucosamine sulfate to minimize osteoarthritis symptoms, due to a lack of evidence supporting the efficacy of these treatments. 

Timely diagnosis and improved treatment strategies for athletic hip injuries lead to faster recovery

AAOS - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 01:00
A new literature review in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) identifies treatment strategies to get athletes back in the game.

New Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU 12) available in print and online editions

AAOS - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 01:00
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released the 12th edition of OKU (Orthopaedic Knowledge Update), the authoritative and indispensable guide on general and specialty orthopaedics that also is a key tool in preparing for Board certification and recertification.

AAOS Annual Meeting: The latest news

AAOS - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 01:00

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons names Thomas E. Arend, Jr. as new CEO

AAOS - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:00
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the selection of Thomas E. Arend, Jr., CAE, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017. As CEO, Arend will work directly with the AAOS Board of Directors and executive management team to oversee a staff of 250 and manage an annual budget of $60 million. 

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both?

AAOS - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00
Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain—the hip, the spine or both. A new article published in the February Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) outlines the identical symptoms associated with hip and spine pain and discusses the diagnostic steps and tests required to treat them appropriately.