May 04, 2018

Don’t let a basketball injury bench you

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 1, 2018)–Participating in a friendly game of basketball is a fun way to exercise while enjoying your favorite sport. Whether playing recreationally or professionally, this fast-paced sport provides a full body workout helping to build muscle strength and bone density. However, one foul play can lead to painful injuries of the foot, ankle or knee. 

May 01, 2018

New research ranks the effectiveness of nonsurgical treatments for knee osteoarthritis

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 1, 2018)—An estimated 45 percent of people are at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) in their lifetime. According to a network meta-analysis research article published in the May 1, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen was ranked most effective in individual knee OA treatment for improving both pain and function, and is considered a relatively safe and low-cost treatment method.

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. 

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