Prevent Injuries America! ® Campaign

Orthopaedic surgeons rather prevent than treat injuries, and through the Prevent Injuries America! (PIA) Campaign, we provide the public and media with seasonal injury prevention tips and resources. Media are encouraged to use safety tips and statistics from our press releases.


Featured Press Releases

Ski, Sled, Skate and Snowboard this Season with Safety Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ROSEMONT, Ill. - While skiing, snowboarding, sledding and skating are good for the body and mind, as with any physical activity, winter sports require some planning and caution to avoid injury. Read more

Baby Boomers: Stay Fit and Injury Free with Exercise Tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, Ill.-As we age, regular exercise is critical for maintaining and improving bone and muscle strength. And yet if not done properly, exercise can result in pain and injury, especially for people older than age 50. Read more
Suffering for Fashion: Rethink Shoe and Bag Choices
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Our choice of shoes and bags may be placing unnecessary stress on joints and muscles that over time may cause serious pain or injury. Read more
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Expert Advice Injury Prevention Topics and Treatment Options
A Stance Against Obesity in Children
By Dr. Jennifer Weiss
The challenge of obesity among children has been well publicized in the past few years. Read more
Barefoot Running
By Dr. Scott Gray
Barefoot running has seen an increase in popularity in the past few years proven by claims of enhanced running efficiency and presumed injury prevention. Read more
       Just a Shoulder Dislocation? 
By Dr. Michael George
You are minding your own business on the ski slopes, enjoying the day, when your skiis get twisted and you go downRead more
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Injury Prevention Tips

ATV Safety

Backpack Safety
Baseball Safety
Basketball Safety
Bicycle Safety
Carpal Tunnel Safety
Cheerleading Safety
Children and Exercise
Driving Safety
Falls Safety
Football Safety
Frostbite Safety
Golf Safety
Gymnastics Safety
Hockey Safety
Holiday Decorating Safety
Horseback Riding Safety
In-Line Skating Safety
Ladder Safety
Lawn Mower Safety
Luggage Safety
Playground Safety
Running Safety
Scooter Safety
Seniors and Exercising
Skateboarding Safety
Snow Removal Safety
Soccer Safety
Swimming Safety
Trampoline Safety
Volleyball Safety
Weight Training Safety
Winter Sports Safety
Work Place Safety
Yoga Safety


Luggage and Backpack Injury Prevention Tips with Rachel Rohde, MD


Hand and Wrist Injury Prevention with Leon Benson, MD


Falls Injury Prevention with Leon Benson, MD


Back Pain and Back Injury Prevention with Nick Shamie, MD


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