Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The quest for the bionic arm

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity ...

Jun 03, 2014
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A silent epidemic: Minor traumatic brain injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are minor TBI (mTBI)—a head injury that causes a temporary change in mental status ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Managing chronic bone and joint pain

Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to a literature review appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Ac ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Throwing injuries no longer just for the pros

Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem for professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent among high school and middle school athletes due to increased play and competition ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Activity level may predict orthopedic outcomes

According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments an ...

Jul 22, 2014
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What a pain in the… groin!

She wasn't born this way, but even Lady Gaga experienced groin pain—typically a symptom of hip disease such as arthritis of the hip—or, in her case, a hip labral tear. Groin pain is a common health complaint. According ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Children with ACL injuries require special treatment

Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint—requires special consideration, ...

Feb 06, 2013
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Battle of the sexes: Who wins (or loses) in ACL ruptures?

Female athletes are three times more likely to suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, one of the most common knee injuries, compared to male athletes. The ACL is one of the four main ligaments within the knee ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Proper cleat choice gives turf injuries the boot

Injury on the playing field often is caused by the interaction between the athlete's shoe and the field surface. In a literature review appearing in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Su ...

May 01, 2013
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