AAOS and NATA team up on PSA campaign for young female athletes: Recommendations for prevention and treatment of ACL injuries
Ellen Satlof, NATA
214-637-6282, ext. 159
An athletic trainer or orthopaedic surgeon can recommend more advanced programs designed to improve technique, strengthen muscles and further decrease the chances for an ACL injury.
For more information about the prevention and treatment of ACL injuries, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Web site at and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Website at
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS (AAOS)
About the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS): With more than 35,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, (www.aaos.org) or (www.orthoinfo.org) is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport: Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession. Only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic trainers. NATA members adhere to a code of ethics. NATA supports the right of all patients to have equal access to the services of athletic trainers through the Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 1137). Visit www.nata.org.
Both AAOS and NATA are participating in the Bone and Joint Decade (www.usbjd.org) - the global initiative in the years 2002-20011 - to raise awareness of musculoskeletal health, stimulate research and improve people's quality of life.