June 26, 2018

Stay injury free this Fourth of July

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 26, 2018)–Hometown parades and backyard barbeques are a couple of festive ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, but fireworks seem to be the most popular ritual.  

June 14, 2018

Twenty-three health stories recognized with a Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award for outstanding coverage of bone and joint health stories

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 14, 2018)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the recipients of the 2018 MORE Awards, presented annually to journalists who accurately report on bone and joint health topics, increasing public awareness of musculoskeletal health issues and treatments. 

June 05, 2018

Always think first before you dive

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 5, 2018)–For many people, swimming is an ideal way to help beat the summer heat, all while getting a full body, low-impact workout that puts little stress on the muscles and joints.  Before you jump-in, remember that swimming and diving in unsafe bodies of water can lead to severe injuries, such as a broken a neck or spine. 

June 05, 2018

Patients with diabetes may be at an increased risk of complications after shoulder replacement surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 5, 2018)— More than 16 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes, a metabolic condition resulting in high blood sugar levels. A new research article published in the June 1, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), examines how levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), affects the risk for postoperative wound complications and deep infection after shoulder replacement in patients with diabetes. HbA1c levels reflect the control of blood sugar. 

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.

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