January 12, 2018

Don’t let skiing and snowboarding injuries take you downhill

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 12, 2018)—Skiing and snowboarding are fun winter sports. As the popularity of these winter sports continue to rise, according to a review article published in the January 1, 2018, issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the number of skier and snowboarder injuries also continues to rise. 

December 20, 2017

Physicians, patients should be aware of the potential benefits, risks associated with biologic treatments for osteoarthritis, according to new AAOS position statement

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 20, 2017)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new “Use of Emerging Biologic Therapies” position statement urging orthopaedic surgeons and patients to be fully aware of the risks and benefits of stem cell and other biologic treatments for musculoskeletal joint conditions. 

December 12, 2017

AAOS approves diagnostic and treatment criteria for osteoarthritis of the hip

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 12, 2017)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip. 

December 05, 2017

When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?

Concussions are common injuries among contact sport athletes. While most athletes experience full recovery within a few weeks and can return to their sport, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, female athletes tend to experience a higher concussion injury rate than male athletes. Additionally, athletes who suffered a concussion injury prior to college were three times more likely to suffer a contact sport-related concussion than their collegiate peers without a history of the injury. 

November 16, 2017

AAOS launches redesigned—the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health—has a new design that is easier to navigate, access and view, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced today. OrthoInfo, which receives approximately 42 million page visits each year, provides more than 525 consumer articles, videos and interactive learning modules on symptoms, causes and treatment options for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. The website offers new illustrations and multi-media resources, is more optimally organized—by body part and popular topics—and the responsive mobile design makes viewing on a phone or table more convenient than ever. 

November 02, 2017

Could lean processes revolutionize the delivery of bone and joint health care?

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 2, 2017)—The lean transformation model continuously improves customer value-driven purpose, process and people. It has helped manufacturing and service industries maximize customer value and efficiency and create consistency in products and services. But, could lean processes adapted to health care also increase patient outcomes and optimize the value of patient care services, eliminate waste, and reduce complications? Rajiv K. Sethi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery and health services research and executive director of Virginia Mason Neuroscience Institute’s Complex Spine Surgery and Spine Center of Excellence Programs, explains his findings in a review published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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