OrthoInfo.org Offers Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Resources for Patients

This May, OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative and trusted source on bone and joint health, is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about prevention strategies that can help reduce one’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

Pickleball Craze! Orthopaedic experts offer strategies to prevent racket sport injuries.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 22, 2024)—As the sport of pickleball gains popularity, research shows that fractures have skyrocketed with a 90-fold increase from 2002-2022 and a notable surge since 2020. Despite its reputation as a low-impact sport, the American Academy of Orthopaedic…

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 10th Annual Report

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the cornerstone of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, published its 2023 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes today.

AAOS Recognizes Excellence in Musculoskeletal Healthcare Journalism with 2023 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 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.

AAOS Announces Call for Proposals for Inspiring Diversity, Equity and Access Projects Across Orthopaedics

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced a call for proposals for the AAOS IDEA Grant Program, a multi-year initiative to inspire diversity, equity and access across the field of orthopaedics. Now in its second year, the program will award $300,000 in 2024 to help address decades of inertia surrounding persistent disparities across orthopaedics and, in turn, better serve patients nationwide.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Introduces the Fracture & Trauma Registry Powered by PatientIQ

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced the Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR) will now be powered by PatientIQ. This new partnership will offer healthcare institutions a turnkey solution for FTR participation, thus reducing barriers to tracking evidence-based practices and advancing the delivery of musculoskeletal care.

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.

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.

Orthopaedic Experts Available to Comment on the Olympic Winter Games – Training, Injury Prevention & More!

In training for and performing in the sports competitions of the Olympic Games, athletes can endure a variety of injuries that can lead to the development of chronic musculoskeletal issues. With the Olympic Winter Games upon us (February 4-20, 2022), the American Academy…

Orthopaedic surgeons available to speak about cartilage restoration of the knee in high-level athletes; factors that influence return to play

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 28, 2021)—Articular cartilage injuries of the knee are being observed with increasing frequency in athletes, causing significant debilitation that threatens the ability to participate in sports. What’s more, these injuries have proven to be difficult to treat given the…

Orthopaedic surgeon available to speak on the psychological factors on postoperative recovery in athletes

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 11, 2021)—In the past five years, the rates of participation in individual and team sports by those under the age of 19 have grown to a staggering 41.7% and 54.9%, respectively. With summer sports in full swing, athletes…

Shared Decision-Making Empowers Patients with Information and Options to Benefit Bone and Joint Care

The importance of involving patients in the decision-making process for orthopaedic surgical procedures is the focus of a new review article published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons® (JAAOS). The literature review took a close look at the concept and practice of shared decision-making (SDM) and the ways it empowers patients to make educated decisions that are aligned with their views and values.