American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) was founded in 1933 at Northwestern University. AAOS members are called fellows and comprised of over 31,000 board certified orthopaedic surgeons. The mission of AAOS is to promote the profession, ensure the highest level of patient care and educate physicians and patients about musculoskeletal conditions, health and injuries.

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Obesity spells problems for trauma patients

A new study appearing in the November 18 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) found a link between obesity and a higher risk for surgery in orthopaedic trauma patients. In addition, researchers found that patients ...

Nov 18, 2015
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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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Patients give high marks to prepping for surgery online

First-time surgery can be concerning to any patient. Knee surgery—even arthroscopic surgery to treat a torn meniscus—can require significant preparation and rehabilitation. According to a new study appearing in the June ...

Jun 19, 2015
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