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American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2020 Annual Report

The American Joint Replacement Registry, the cornerstone of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Registry Program, released its 2020 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty patient outcomes. AJRR is the largest orthopaedic registry in the...
5-Nov-2020 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Total Joint Replacement and the Impact on Future Falls in Osteoarthritis Patients

Patients who have had a total joint arthroplasty (TJA) demonstrate excellent long-term outcomes with increased mobility and improved ability to complete their activities of daily living. However, there is still an ongoing debate whether patients who...
16-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AAOS Advances Biologics Initiative with Innovative Dashboard

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care in a fully transparent and scientific way. Debuting today as a new member benefit, the AAOS Biologics...
14-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Patients Who Undergo Spine Surgery Prescribed Most Narcotics Three Months Following Surgery

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,...
8-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jump Into Summer Safely

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...
9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New study shows majority of patients do not believe e-cigarettes and vapes impact bone fracture healing

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...
21-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can QR codes make a difference for children in casts?

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...
21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ongoing study shows continued increase in concussions among high school athletes

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...
20-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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