leaders seldom have a discussion without mentioning unity in some way," AAOS
First Vice President Gerald R.
According to AAOS
, projections show that by 2011, more than 50 percent of patients requiring hip replacements will be under the age of 65; the knee-replacement patient population will reach that threshold by 2016.
Along with AAOS
, the headquarters' equity partners include the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, and the OLC.
2015 annual meeting is anticipated to attract more than 14,000 domestic and international orthopedic surgeons, as well as 1,500 other healthcare professionals, according to the event's planners.
A question from a surgeon in the audience was simple: "The AAOS
is building a beautiful new headquarters facility in Rosemont, 111.
, Hart presented data from 2,500 implants retrieved since 2008.
The Journey II CR knee, like the Journey II Bi-cruciate Stabilized (BCS) knee launched at last year's AAOS
meeting, restores more normal motion for patients through the reproduction of both the shapes of the joint's hard surfaces and the normal force behavior of the soft tissues, such as ligament and muscle firing patterns.
"Overuse injuries are the most common types of sports-related injuries," said AAOS
spokesperson Michael S.
"Back pain due to improperly wearing and overloading a backpack is a common symptom," AAOS