August 15, 2018

Play safe and minimize injuries on the playground

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 15, 2018)–Playgrounds are a fun place for kids to let loose and get their daily dose of exercise. Exercise is essential to a child’s development as it helps them maintain a healthy body weight and build strong bones and muscles.  

August 07, 2018

AAOS Supports CMS Site Neutrality Expansion Rule

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President David Halsey, MD, today issued the following statement in response to the inclusion of site-neutrality expansion to previously exempt off-campus providers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

August 03, 2018

Avoid pain from backpacks this school year

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 3, 2018)–As kids begin the new school year, it’s important to remember that heavy backpacks can be the source of back, neck and shoulder-related pain in children and teenagers.  

July 24, 2018

An athlete’s sex matters in sports-related injuries and treatment outcomes

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 24, 2018)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates an annual average occurrence of 8.6 million sports- and recreation-related injury episodes. Understanding how to avoid these injuries and how best to treat them is critical for optimizing safer sports participation. A new review article published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) examines the role that sex plays in common sports-related injuries ( SRIs ) and a patient’s treatment outcome.

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