Published 5/13/2022

AAOS Recognizes Excellence in Musculoskeletal Healthcare Journalism with 2022 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 13, 2022)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 MORE Awards. Presented annually to U.S.-based journalists, the MORE Awards acknowledge accurate reporting of musculoskeletal health news topics and celebrate the role media play in accurately educating and informing patients about musculoskeletal health issues, innovative bone and joint treatments, preventative care and patient recovery.

Entries were judged by a panel of orthopaedic surgeons and evaluated for overall quality and medical accuracy. The winners of the 2022 awards include health and medical writers, photographers and freelance reporters from print, broadcast and online media outlets. From endearing patient stories to perspectives on orthopaedic innovations and treatment options, the award recipients covered an array of bone and joint-health topics.

“For 16 years, the AAOS has proudly sponsored the MORE Awards to recognize the positive impact that media play in sharing stories of patients' perseverance and their successes,” said AAOS President Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, FAAOS. “What’s more, we know that media play an essential role in the decision patient make about their care. Through this program, we celebrate the media’s commitment to delivering compelling and accurate reporting of bone and joint conditions.”

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The 2022 MORE Award winners by category are:

Newspaper/Magazine Feature

Broadcast and Multimedia Feature

Online Journalism

The AAOS has bestowed more than 300 MORE Awards since the program’s inception in 2006. For more information and entry guidelines, visit

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About the AAOS
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level to best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.

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