A Nation in Motion®

Share your story. Click here to participateShare your story. Click here to participateTake a moment and think about all the activities you’ve performed today. Did you go for a bike ride or a morning jog? Or something as simple as bend down to tie your shoe, climb a flight of stairs or hug a family member? Chances are you did one or several of these things without much thought. We often take the simple, everyday activities in our lives for granted until something goes wrong. Like a machine, the moving parts of our bodies work together seamlessly, but our lives can quickly change when one or more of these parts fails to work properly.

One in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move. This can be devastating to people’s lives – impacting work, physical health and one’s family and social life.  The good news is that patients across the spectrum of orthopaedic care — from the trauma patient in need of life-saving surgery, to the retiree in need of a new hip to enjoy a pain-free tennis game, to the child needing corrective care for a congenital deformity, or to a patient diagnosed with bone cancer – all have options to help them lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.

As orthopaedic surgeons, we understand bone and joint health problems are among the most prevalent and debilitating health challenges that Americans face. We dedicate our lives to helping people regain their mobility, reduce their pain, and reclaim their freedom to do what they love at every stage of life. Through our work, we strive to provide our patients with high-quality care that keeps them and our country “A Nation in Motion.”

Share Your Orthopaedic Care Story

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) wants to share the inspiring stories of patients throughout the country who are living well and thriving after orthopaedic care. Share your story and what you are able to do because of your orthopaedic care.