Orthopaedic Surgeon Speaks to the Importance of Preparing Your Home for Joint Replacement Surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. (January 30, 2023)—With almost 1.25 million hip and knee replacement surgeries performed in the United States[i], joint replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed today. The recovery period following an orthopaedic surgery usually involves…

AAOS to Congress: Protect Healthcare Services Before Years End

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is urging Congress to mitigate impending Medicare physician pay cuts and reform flawed prior authorization processes in year-end legislation.

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2022 Annual Report

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the cornerstone of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, published its 2022 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes today.

World Osteoporosis Day is next week on October 20; Orthopaedic surgeons can help break down the signs and symptoms of this silent bone disease

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 11, 2022)—Did you know that osteoporosis can cause bones to become so weak and fragile that they can break with the most minor bump, sudden movement or even sneeze? Often referred to as the “silent disease” because…

Orthopaedic surgeon available to speak about physician roles in the monitoring of medical device recalls; factors that contribute to the highest quality of patient care

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 3, 2022)—When a medical device fails to function as originally intended it can jeopardize patient safety and confidence. One important role of the FDA is to continue monitoring devices after approval to mitigate the detrimental effects of…

AAOS Comments on Proposed Medicare Payment Policy Changes for 2023

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) issued formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the agency’s proposed payment policy changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2023. In both letters, AAOS urged the agency to address growing health care costs, expand access to care and ease physician burden as they continue to navigate patient care, amidst financial and practice management challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.

Orthopaedic experts offer recommendations for preventing common summer bone and joint injuries – swimming, lawnmower, barbecue safety and more!

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 6, 2022)—When the weather warms up and the vacation season starts, you might want to dive right into all of your summer plans. However, summer activities come with risks for injuries if you’re not prepared. The American Academy…

AAOS Recognizes Excellence in Musculoskeletal Healthcare Journalism with 2022 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 MORE Awards. Presented annually to U.S.-based journalists, the MORE Awards acknowledge accurate reporting of musculoskeletal health news topics and celebrate the role media play in accurately educating and informing patients about musculoskeletal health issues, innovative bone and joint treatments, preventative care and patient recovery.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Named a 2021 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has been awarded a 2021 Top Workplace honor by The Chicago Tribune. Based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC., the award marks the second consecutive year the AAOS was recognized by the Chicago Tribune.