Bone, muscle and joint experts available to comment on rigorous training, injuries during 2012 games

Newswise — July 17, 2012 -- Rosemont, Ill.The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) are available to provide information and assist in setting up expert interviews on orthopaedic injuries and conditions throughout the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, from July 27 through August 12, 2012.

The AAOS and AOSSM have the following resources readily available. Please call us for assistance with any of your Olympics coverage:

• Experts: contact us for comment on any event, sports news, medical intervention or injuries that may come up during the Games. Call the numbers above or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

• Browse our Summer 2012 Olympics resources guide: This resource guide compiles all existing sports injury materials, including tips and resources by sport and schedule for the 2012 Summer Games.

Injury Guide: This 33-page sport injuries guide from orthopaedic surgeons provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand descriptions of common sports injuries, from ankle sprains and concussions, to cardiac arrest and heat stroke. The Guide is divided into 20 topics, focusing on a specific injury and providing information on causes, diagnosis and treatment; as well as related definitions, statistics and resources.

• Clinical research: Review related clinical research through The American Journal of Sports Medicine or follow AOSSM on Twitter. For more information on musculoskeletal topics related to the Olympic Games or to set-up an interview with an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon, please contact the AAOS or AOSSM. Or, call us for your specific needs. We hope to be on your team for the 2012 Summer Games.