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Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Finds Patients Who Undergo Spine Surgery Prescribed Most Narcotics Three Months Following Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As Americans have the highest opioid use rates, leading to abuse, the orthopaedic community has committed itself to studying prescription methods and patient populations to help mitigate potential addiction. A new scientific review article titled, “Ninety-day Postoperative Narcotic Use After Hospitalization for Orthopaedic Trauma,” published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), found a correlation between patient-reported pain at discharge from inpatient surgery and the number of opioids prescribed during the 90-day postoperative period.

Newswise: Jump Into Summer Safely
Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Jump Into Summer Safely
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The first days of summer mean warmer temperatures and plenty of sunlight for outdoor play. However, for adolescents and young adults alike, additional risks for injury are present, especially as states’ sheltering in place requirements have limited activity in recent months. With media reporting an increase in sales of outdoor toys such as trampolines and inflatable toys because of COVID-19, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is reminding parents to encourage families to think before they bounce.

Released: 21-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
New study shows majority of patients do not believe e-cigarettes and vapes impact bone fracture healing
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The use of e-cigarettes, vapes and mods have increased as smokers liken these alternatives as healthier and not having the same side effects of traditional cigarettes. Because e-cigarettes are readily available over the internet, unlike the sale of cigarettes, it perpetuates the notion that these are a safer alternative. A new study, “The New Era of Nicotine: Better for Patients?” released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience found that smokers and non-smokers believe the use of e-cigarettes and other smoking alternatives have less of an impairment on bone fracture healing than smoking traditional cigarettes, when in fact the nicotine found in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes can impede the healing process.

Released: 21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Can QR codes make a difference for children in casts?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

When children require a cast due to a bone fracture, follow-up care instructions are typically given verbally or the patient is sent home with written instructions. However, patients and their caregivers run the risk of forgetting what was said or losing the instructions. Quick Response (QR) codes may be an effective method to relay instructions once patients are sent home with a cast, according to a new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Ongoing study shows continued increase in concussions among high school athletes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience determined that despite increased awareness of concussions in high school athletics and traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, the incidence continues to rise. Analysis of injury data from 2015 to 2017 is the latest to be reported in a 13-year study to evaluate the trends in reported concussion proportions and rates across nine high school sports.

Released: 20-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Opioid prescribing rates on 14-year decline in pediatric orthopaedic injuries, decreased by more than 50%
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Prevention efforts to combat the opioid crisis by limiting early exposure are working in the pediatric population, according to a study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience. The study found that between 2004 and 2017 opioid prescription rates decreased from 60% to 27.8%, a 52% drop, in pediatric patients between 10-18 years old who sought care for a minor fracture or dislocation in an acute care setting. However, patients in the South and Midwest were more frequently prescribed opioids, pointing to a need for further preventative measures.

Released: 19-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Study shows improved marital relationship and spousal quality of life following joint-replacement surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

While individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) who undergo joint replacement surgery often experience reductions in pain, emotional distress and improved function, there is little known about how these recovery-related changes impact their spouse or marital relationship. A new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience titled “Marital Relationship and Quality of Life in Couples Following Joint Replacement Surgery” found that a spouse’s quality of life also improves when their partner experiences positive results, following total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Released: 19-May-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Cannabis use for management of chronic musculoskeletal pain increasing, new study shows
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The use of medical cannabis has garnered a lot of recent attention, especially as parts of the United States and Canada have legalized its use. While it has been studied in cancer and nerve pain, not much is known about the usage rate and its efficacy in managing chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. According to a new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience, up to 20% of patients presenting to an orthopaedic surgeon with chronic MSK pain are using cannabis to manage their pain, with many reporting success. Additionally, two-thirds of non-users are interested in using it for the management of MSK pain, prompting a need to further study its effects.

Newswise: AAOS and OREF Announce Strategic Partnership
Released: 7-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
AAOS and OREF Announce Strategic Partnership
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced a strategic partnership to help narrow the gap between clinical research funding and prioritized clinical research needs in musculoskeletal care

Released: 5-May-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Managing Your Orthopaedic Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has raised healthcare questions for patients of all ages. With so much information being published about the outbreak, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what information to trust. That’s why the experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are reminding patients about OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative, trusted consumer website on bone and joint health.

Released: 1-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Lawnmower Injuries Remain Prevalent for Children Despite Increased Awareness
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As people head outside to mow their lawns this spring and summer, children continue to remain at risk for serious injuries and death associated with lawnmowers. A new review article published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) analyzed 13 years of lawnmower injuries in children across the United States, identifying disparities that exist in national and geographic incidence rates and injury characteristics. Children in rural areas not only experienced a higher rate of lawnmower injuries, but had an increased rate of infections, amputations, inpatient stays and surgical complications.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Sheltering in Place?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

With shelter in place restrictions across the nation, social distancing may be the best option to protect your health. But not acknowledging the dangers in your home can bring risk for a fall injury. The AAOS reminds people to be mindful of their surroundings in their homes in effort to maintain optimal bone and joint health.

Newswise: Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun
Released: 16-Jan-2020 9:35 AM EST
Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

For many people, dropping temperatures mean it's time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you're a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child, great times and memories await. However, it's important to make sure your fun winter day isn't spoiled by an accident or injury.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
Orthopaedic Surgeons Available to Comment on Musculoskeletal Healthcare News and Trends, Treatment Options, Fall Prevention and More
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

University of Alabama's quarter back Tua Tagovailoa's hip injury. Stephen Curry's broken broken hand. 3-D printing technology that transformed a little girl's spine surgery. If you need an expert to discuss any of these timely topics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can provide expert sources to comment on musculoskeletal injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
Recovering from a Broken Bone
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A new review article published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) sheds light on immobilization cast options.

Released: 2-Feb-2010 12:00 PM EST
Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Correction Leads to Lower Surgical Rates and Less Revision Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Clubfoot affects one in a thousand babies born in the United States, but with proper corrective treatment and follow-up, infants born with clubfoot can have feet compatible with an active, normal lifestyle. A new study in the February 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) compared two common treatment options for clubfoot – Ponseti method and surgical treatment.

Released: 29-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
This Winter, Go for the Gold
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips for Olympians and amateur winter sports enthusiasts.

Released: 26-Jan-2010 3:15 PM EST
Extremity War Injuries Symposium Seeks to Improve Patient Care for Wounded Warriors
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Top surgeons focus on barriers to return of function and duty, disaster preparedness, and disaster response.

Released: 26-Jan-2010 3:00 PM EST
Orthopaedic Researchers Investigating New Treatments for Injured Troops, Civilians
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

ORS members form backbone of consortium making advances in transplants, amputation.

Released: 6-Jan-2010 11:30 AM EST
Clearing the Snow: The Ultimate Winter Chore
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Don’t let shoveling snowball into a painful injury.

Released: 4-Jan-2010 3:00 PM EST
New Study Finds Low Mortality Risk Following Knee and Hip Replacement
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Total hip and total knee replacement surgeries are highly successful and very common procedures for people experiencing pain associated with degenerative joints. With a new hip or knee, and postoperative care prescribed by their doctors, most patients are able to regain a more active lifestyle with considerably less pain.

31-Dec-2009 2:00 PM EST
Extremity War Injuries: More Research is Needed
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The fourth annual Extremity War Injuries Symposium was held in Washington, D.C., last January to bring together military and civilian orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, experts from governmental agencies, and others to discuss challenges faced by U.S. medical personnel working in Iraq and Afghanistan and to discuss ways to synergize resources and improve care for wounded warriors. A paper summarizing the findings from the symposium is published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Released: 1-Dec-2009 2:30 PM EST
Timing of Surgery for Knee Injuries May Not Affect Outcomes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Surgical treatment three weeks after injury showed similar results to those who receive early intervention.

Newswise: Careful Diagnosis Helps Fracture Patients Put Best Foot Forward
Released: 1-Dec-2009 11:40 AM EST
Careful Diagnosis Helps Fracture Patients Put Best Foot Forward
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Early identification of foot injuries can help prevent need for surgical intervention.

Released: 20-Nov-2009 9:35 AM EST
This Thanksgiving, Lug your Luggage Safely
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Carrying and Lifting Tips to Keep you Injury-free this Holiday Season

Released: 1-Oct-2009 9:00 AM EDT
Wrist Fracture Patients Less Likely to Be Evaluated for Osteoporosis
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

New study points to care gap between wrist fractures and spine or hip fractures.

Released: 1-Oct-2009 9:00 AM EDT
Teenagers and ACL: Tears Common and Additional Surgery Likely
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Most comprehensive study to date on ACL surgery finds younger patients and women are more likely to need subsequent surgery.

30-Sep-2009 9:00 AM EDT
Platelet-Rich Plasma: Does It Work?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

New study reports on the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and its use in sports medicine; cautions more investigation needed.

Released: 3-Sep-2009 10:00 AM EDT
A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study.

Released: 2-Sep-2009 9:00 AM EDT
Resident Duty-Hour Reform Associated with Increased Complication Rate
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

New study links resident duty-hour reform to negative outcomes for hip fracture patients.

Released: 1-Sep-2009 4:00 PM EDT
New Study Compares After-Hours and Daytime Surgery Success Rates
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Rate of minor complications increases in surgeries performed after hours.

Released: 3-Aug-2009 12:30 PM EDT
Neck Surgery for Cervical Spine Disorders Found to Alleviate Associated Headaches
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Improvement of headaches significant after anterior cervical reconstructive surgery.

Released: 3-Aug-2009 12:00 PM EDT
Exercise Is Healthy for Mom and Child During Pregnancy
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

New study recommends pregnant women start an exercise program.

Released: 24-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for keeping kids healthy at the start of the school year

Released: 23-Jul-2009 11:15 AM EDT
American Joint Replacement Registry Announced
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has created a new, independent organization. The goal of this national joint registry is to monitor device performance, thereby allowing early recognition of underperforming processes or devices and supporting continued clinical learning.

Released: 10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Keep Summer Swimming and Stamina Events Safe
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons offer athletes of all levels safety tips for popular warm weather fun

Newswise: Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair
30-Jun-2009 2:00 PM EDT
Emerging Techniques Put a New Twist on Ankle Repair
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Using cells grown in a lab, new treatments eliminate risks of traditional procedures.

Newswise: The "˜Other' Cruciate Ligament:  Newer Treatments for PCL Tears
30-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
The "˜Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

New study reports on posterior cruciate ligament treatment options, but investigation is not over.

30-Jun-2009 4:30 PM EDT
Infants Should Be Screened For Hip Trouble
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Study finds screening infants helps decrease chance of early arthritis.

Newswise: Fireworks Should Sparkle in the Sky
Released: 26-Jun-2009 9:00 AM EDT
Fireworks Should Sparkle in the Sky
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips for Fourth of July celebrations.

Newswise: Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely
Released: 22-Jun-2009 1:15 PM EDT
Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips for outdoor exercise.


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