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.

Time to Play It Cool – Tips to Protect Yourself from Extreme Heat

As summer temperatures climb, heat illnesses become a more serious risk, particularly for young children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic conditions. It is important to understand the impact of prolonged periods of high heat and humidity on your body. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages people of all ages to stay cool this summer by taking proper precautions to preventing heat illness.

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…

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.

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 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…

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…

The Future of Joint Replacement is Now

At Rush, orthopedic surgeons Vasili Karas, MD, MS, and Denis Nam, MD, are using new technology to perform joint replacement surgery. Karas and Nam have been using and studying three different types of robotic-assisted surgery in both knee replacement and hip replacement.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco Becomes First Hospital in Texas to Deploy New Technology to Enhance Patient Safety During Spine Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco has added an innovative operating room technology aimed at improving patient safety during spine surgery.

Orthopaedic surgeons available to comment on the impact of COVID-19 on postponed elective surgery, the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries during a pandemic, and how patients can safely ease into outdoor activities after social distancing.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages.  If you need an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on patients’ musculoskeletal health, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)…