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Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count

AAOS - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:00
ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 5, 2017)—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 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, lower (lumbar) back pain is a commonly reported symptom among the general population; however, low back pain among elite athletes who play varsity or professional sports requires additional important considerations.

Reducing stress, optimizing coping strategies may diminish need for opioids following ankle surgery

AAOS - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:00
ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 5, 2017)—Helping patients to better manage stress and improve coping strategies related to pain may minimize the need for opioids following ankle fracture surgery, according to new research appearing in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Enjoy fireworks without the injuries

AAOS - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:00

Give your back a break this summer

AAOS - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:00
ROSEMONT, Ill.—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 catching up on outdoor yard chores.
 

What golfing can do for your bone health

AAOS - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 01:00
ROSEMONT, Ill.— Golfing is a fun and competitive sport for people of all athletic abilities to enjoy. Whether you do it recreationally or competitively, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) want golfers to stay injury free and take advantage of the health benefits of the sport.

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.