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AAOS Now

Published 7/1/2008
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Carolyn Rogers

The 1960s: Decade of change affects orthopaedics

This month’s trek through orthopaedic history focuses on the tumultuous 1960s. For the field of orthopaedics, this decade saw the emergence of new orthopaedic societies, continuing advances in technology, and sweeping changes to the nation’s healthcare system.

Events in this timeline are taken from the Digital Timeline—a feature of the 75th Anniversary Project that allows users to travel through more than 1,500 events in the history of orthopaedics. To explore the timeline in its entirety, visit www.aaos.org/75years