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Primary injury prevention, self-management strategies, maintenance of a healthy body weight, and an appropriate level of physical activity should be encouraged among those at risk for post-traumatic osteoarthritis after acute traumatic joint injury.

Athletic Trainers’ Osteoarthritis Consortium

In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

What Can 10 Minutes Prevent?

Knee injuries, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, occur quite regularly in sports and typically require several months of rehabilitation to heal correctly. Unfortunately, knee injuries can also lead to osteoarthritis later in life (referred to as post-traumatic osteoarthritis or PTOA). The creation of a training program that is both effective in preventing injury and supportive of the needs, performance, and goals of the athlete is much needed. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance and National Athletic Trainers’ Association are here to help!

Remain in the GameThe videos in the Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort series were developed by physical therapists and athletic trainers, tested by coaches and demonstrated by players to keep your team in the game. It takes just 10 minutes of these simple exercises, 2-3 times a week, to protect your players’ joints and improve performance.

The UNC Women’s Soccer Program takes injury prevention seriously. Watch this short video showing how the players and Coach Anson Dorrance fit this training into regular practice to keep players healthy and on the field at peak performance.

Thank you for caring about the future health of your players. Their joints and future selves will thank you. It takes a joint effort to keep our athletes healthy!

I’ve had to learn how to listen to my body over the years and figure out how it all works together. I’m not invincible, so focusing on training my whole body and injury prevention have been extremely important.

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COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • NEW! Drop in hip fracture risk tied to lifestyle factors (7/27/2020)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “How to diagnose osteoarthritis and the role of imaging?” (7/26/2020)
  • Sports Medicine Research has posted a new podcast on the topic “Optimizing Injury Prevention Programs” (7/24/2020)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “What Is Sciatica?” (7/23/2020)
  • Making use of the ‘new normal’ of wearable technology in clinical practice (7/15/2020)
  • July issue of JointHealth™ insight has been released (7/14/2020)
  • Patient-reported outcome measures may be integrated into virtual orthopedic care (7/10/2020)
  • Return-to-play programs after ACL reconstruction are cost-effective for pediatric patients (7/2/2020)
  • The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is honored to be part of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (7/1/2020)
  • US News & World Report: 9 At-Home Exercises for Knee Pain (6/29/2020)
  • NATA releases updated guidelines for emergency prehospital care of football spine injuries (6/29/2020)

Webinars

8/14 CCCR Series

 

8/19 Lunch & Learn

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

Events, Funding, and More

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