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October 14, 2019

Osteoporosis: A Painful Reality for Millions

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 15, 2019) — Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease that is largely preventable, yet it affects approximately 54 million Americans. Despite the modifiable lifestyle choices people can take to prevent osteoporosis-related fractures, they continue to rise, resulting in a fracture every three seconds. 

September 26, 2019

Minimize the Potential for Fall Sports Injury

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 26, 2019)–With school back in full swing, fall sports have started up again. With proper form, these sports provide mental and physical benefits such as self-discipline and teamwork, while building strong bones, lean muscles and healthy habits around physical activity.  

September 19, 2019

Orthopaedic PAC Endorses AAOS Member Al Gross, MD, for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 19, 2019)—The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Orthopaedic PAC) today formally endorsed fellow member and Alaskan orthopaedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, FAAOS, for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Gross, who is running as an Independent, is a lifelong resident of the state and is the second AAOS member running for Congress in 2020 along with Tennessee Senate candidate Manny Sethi, MD, FAAOS 

September 09, 2019

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Join Forces to Create the American Spine Registry

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 9, 2019)—The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced a new partnership, the American Spine Registry (ASR), which will be jointly owned and developed by both organizations. 

September 06, 2019

Providers to Congress: Protect Patients from Surprise Bills Without Compromising Access to Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2019) — Some of the nation’s largest and most influential medical organizations have come together to urge key Congressional committees to be mindful of potential unintended consequences that threaten access to care as they develop legislative solutions to protect patients from surprise medical bills. These physician societies—representing more than 300,000 physicians across multiple specialties—have laid out key policy considerations to guide any successful legislation:  

September 03, 2019

Lack of Benefits, Combined with Potential Harm Leads to Evidence Against Laser Spine Surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 3, 2019)—With one internet search, a patient can find a host of information and marketing materials touting the purported benefits of laser surgery. Since 2011 “laser spine surgery” has become more popular among Google search terms than widely accepted spine techniques such as “minimally invasive spine surgery” or “artificial disk replacement." 

August 29, 2019

Trampoline Safety

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 29, 2019)–Trampolines can be enjoyable entertainment for children and adults during the summer months. T 

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