April 10, 2018

Don't get bent out of shape doing yoga

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 10, 2018)–Yoga has many health benefits for the mind and body. It’s proven to increase muscle strength and flexibility, as well as decrease anxiety and depression. This increasingly popular exercise can also provide relief for bone, joint and muscle-related pain if practiced correctly.  

March 15, 2018

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approves diagnostic criteria for management of developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants up to six months of age

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 15, 2018)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in Infants up to Six Months of Age. In babies and children with developmental dislocation (dysplasia) of the hip, the hip “ball and socket” joint is not formed normally and may easily be dislocated. This AUC is also the first to provide an online diagnostic tool for management of DDH customized for both generalists and referring physicians and orthopaedic specialists to better detect and determine appropriate treatments for the nonoperative management of DDH. 

March 01, 2018

Motocross may not be an appropriate sport for all participants

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 1, 2018)—Motocross is a popular sport involving racers on motorized bikes  traveling  over rough natural or simulated terrain at high rates of speed. A new review article published in the March 1, 2018, issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) identifies the most common motocross injuries associated with this vigorous sport and offers input on prevention techniques. 

February 15, 2018

Avoid golf injuries and get back into the swing of things

ROSEMONT, Ill. (February. 15, 2018)—People of every age and experience level can enjoy the game of golf. Although there are many benefits to playing the sport, the risk of injury is common. According to a review article published in the February 15, 2018, issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, overuse and poor form were the most common causes of golf-related injuries. When left untreated, many of these injuries can result in increased long-term musculoskeletal problems.  

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