The annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedics is being held in San Diego this week (March 14-18, 2017). Here are some of the headlines coming out of the meeting. I have grouped them by category for your reading pleasure and provided links to the AAOS press releases so you can learn more.
Joint repair and replacements
- Nearly all shoulder replacement patients under age 55 return to sports
A new study found that 96.4% of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within 7 months of surgery.
- High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery
Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within 9 months of arthroscopic surgery.
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