Published 6/10/2022

LEADERSHIP UPDATE: AAOS Takes Steps to Further Address Firearm-Related Injuries

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 10, 2022)—Following the recent firearms-related tragedies, AAOS leadership met with leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) to discuss collaborative efforts among our respective organizations to take steps to protect our children in their schools and homes. 

AAOS President Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, FAAOS, reaffirmed today that the AAOS actively supports the ACS' consensus recommendations for strategies and tactics to increase firearm safety, reduce the probability of mass shootings, reduce firearm-associated violence, address mental health factors, and encourage federally funded firearm injury research, while preserving the right to own and use a firearm.

Read more from Dr. Savoie here.

View the 13 ACS recommendations here.

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