Helpful Articles from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers a full library of educational articles to help you improve your bone and joint health. We've provided links to articles on the most common orthopaedic conditions.

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints that causes pain and stiffness. Read More...

A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. Read More...

Your knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Some of the most common knee injuries include fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears. Read More...

Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures.  Read More...

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Read More...

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers educational material on the most common sports injures. Read More...