Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Don't freestyle 'swimmer's shoulder' injuries

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly—swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times—which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 ...

Aug 04, 2016
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The opioid epidemic and its impact on orthopaedic care

The United States makes up less than five percent of the world's population but consumes 80 percent of the global opioid supply and approximately 99 percent of all hydrocodone—the most commonly prescribed opioid in the ...

May 07, 2015
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Some radiation okay for expectant mother and fetus

According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly.

Aug 06, 2015
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