March 07, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Media Center

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to host the 2014 Annual Meeting — the world’s largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals — at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, March 11-15.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon Stories: It's Four Simple Questions

A Nation in Motion® is a campaign to raise awareness of what orthopaedic surgeons do for our patients.

We need your surgeon story. YOUR story IS the story of orthopaedics. Take a moment to share today.

It's four simple questions. Answer them at

2013 Safe and Accessible Playground Build: Why I Build

Hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons came to Chicago for their AAOS 2013 Annual Meeting and built and donated a Safe and Accessible playground to the children of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina. The playground was built in just one day! Join us for an experience you will long remember!

For information on the Safe and Accessible Playground Build, visit


One evening in San Diego, February 2011, a throng of guests walked out of a nightclub and into the balmy night. The next moment, screaming and carnage - as a taxi inexplicably veered off the street and onto the sidewalk, raking through the disbelieving crowd.

One young mother - Dominique Gambale - sustained the most serious injury. This is her story, and how an orthopaedic surgeon who had served in Iraq called on his wartime experience to make sure Dominique's leg would get another chance.
What would you do if a runaway car smashed your plans to walk down the aisle?

What would you do if a runaway car smashed your plans to walk down the aisle?

Eight months after his limb-threatening accident, Ari’s march down the aisle was a testament to what patient determination — and advanced orthopaedic surgery — can achieve. Go, Ari.

Read Ari’s story and find your own inspiration at
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