May 23, 2019

AAOS Encouraged by Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act

Washington, DC— American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Kristy L. Weber, MD, today issued the following statement in support of the concepts within a new proposal called the Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act: 

May 09, 2019

Prolonged Opioid Use After Orthopaedic Surgery Tied to Quantity Prescribed, Not Opioid Type

A new research article published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that prolonged opioid use following surgery for traumatic musculoskeletal injuries was related to the quantity of the initial opioid prescribed upon discharge. 

May 08, 2019

Cycle safety this spring

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 8, 2019)–May is national bike month and an opportunity to get outdoors and active. This low-impact resistance exercise is great for building muscles, strengthening bones, improving coordination and increasing mobility.  

April 24, 2019

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism After Shoulder Surgery

ROSEMONT, Illinois (April 24, 2019)—A new review article published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons examines risk factors, prevention and current treatment recommendations for venous thromboembolism (VTE) after shoulder surgery.  

April 08, 2019

Reduce your risk of lawn mower-related injuries

Lawn mower injuries can be traumatic. Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips to reduce your risk of injury. Read more 

April 08, 2019

Read the full 2018 Annual Report

The Academy released the 2018 Annual Report, the first in more than 25 years. Read the Annual Report. 

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