The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Annual Meeting is now underway – providing an excellent opportunity for members to connect, discuss multiple perspectives and share new research.
For the past 14 years, the Annual Meeting has kicked off with a volunteer initiative – building a safe and accessible playground in the host city as a way to say thank you and give back. This year, the playground was completed in just six hours with the help of more than 400 volunteers who braved Chicago’s weather and left their marks on a lasting gift to the Faith Community of Saint Sabina.
This report serves as a daily update of the news coverage coming out of Annual Meeting. Should you have questions about this report, please stop by the Press Room in McCormick Place in room N137 or contact us at the numbers listed below. Thank you and enjoy the meeting!
MEDIA COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS
Safe and Accessible Playground Build
Meniscus Tears and Orthopaedic Surgery
A NATION IN MOTION
An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
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More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons provide the best value in American medicine in both human and economic terms and access to high-quality orthopaedic care keeps this ”Nation in Motion.” To learn more, to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit anationinmotion.org.
For more information on bone and joint health, visit Orthoinfo.org