American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Viewing knees as internal organs could improve osteoarthritis treatments for seniors

The risk for disability from osteoarthritis of the knee is just as harmful as the risk for disability from cardiovascular disease, according to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. At least that's how the academy wants attendees at its annual meeting to treat seniors who present with osteoarthritis in their offices.