Psychosocial Factors Influencing Trauma Recovery

Clinical Practice Guideline

Published December 6, 2019

This purpose of this clinical practice guideline is to improve outcomes following orthopaedic trauma by evaluating, and addressing, the psychosocial factors that impact these outcomes.


Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) provide evidence-based recommendations for current orthopaedic diagnostic, treatment, and postoperative procedures. Multdisciplinary clinician work groups and AAOS staff work together to synthesize published research with the aim of providing a transparent and robust summary of the research findings for a particular orthopaedic disease topic.

Trauma Toolkits

The Trauma Toolkit is a collection of information, resources, and tools to assist AAOS members in making informed practice decisions based on evidence-based recommendations and/or practice standards. The information provided compiles advocacy, practice management, and quality improvement resources while including clinical and patient education.