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Welcome to the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to host the 2017 Annual Meeting – the world’s largest meeting of orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and allied health professionals – March 14 –18 at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, in San Diego.

Our 2017 media program offers the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advancements and research breakthroughs.

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  • Can’t attend a symposia? View the presentations online.
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  • Looking for a patient story to enhance your copy? Visit ANationinMotion.org and search by condition or injury.


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Tuesday, Mar. 14Wednesday, Mar. 15Thursday, Mar. 16Friday, Mar. 17Saturday, Mar. 18


1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Flash Five: What’s Coming Down the Pike
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Communities in Motion Family Fitness Event
4 – 5 p.m. The Way I See It

Clinical Research News

Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports
Study finds significant increase in overall reported concussions since traumatic brain injury laws enacted 

Men face greater risk of death following osteoporosis-related fractures

Hospital satisfaction following hip replacement surgery: Women say staff responsiveness and communication are most important; men, pain management

Nearly half of today’s high school athletes specialize in one sport

Only 22 percent of professional athletes want their own children to focus on a single sport

Study links high cholesterol levels with rotator cuff surgery failure; statin use prior to surgery decreases risk

Nearly one-third of osteoarthritis-related costs incurred the year prior to knee replacement surgery are for non-recommended treatments
Pre-surgical costs could decrease 30 percent if only recommended treatments prescribed

For select patients, taking medication to treat anxiety, depression before and after hip or knee replacement surgery reduces revision risk

Even if you live alone, home may be the best place to recover after total joint replacement surgery

Nearly all shoulder replacement patients under age 55 return to sports

High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery

Despite the known role of vitamin D in preventing osteoporosis and related fractures, less than half of elderly hip fracture patients take supplements as recommended

Shared doctor-patient orthopaedic treatment decisions improve outcomes, patient experience


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits Open
12:45 p.m. Expert Roundtable Discussion
2 p.m. Expert Roundtable Discussion


8 – 9 p.m. Flash Five: What’s Coming Down the Pike
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits Open
10:30 a.m. Your Academy

Awards and Recognitions

William J. Robb III, MD receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ highest leadership honor

Richard E. Grant, MD, receives American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Diversity Award
A career dedicated to empowering, training and educating minority medical residents

Orthopaedic surgeon David A. Spiegel, MD, honored for 20 years of humanitarian work

A life dedicated to delivering health care to the less fortunate around the global

Kappa Delta awards honor innovative orthopaedic research


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AAOS Specialty Day