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The Anti-Aging Movement Continues Its Rise

The Anti-Aging Movement Continues Its Rise

During an Annual Meeting symposium on considerations in treating the aging athletic patient, a panel of surgeons covered both injuries and treatment for “weekend warriors” and the science of aging. They agreed that orthopaedists have a role both in injury repair and in counseling patients about exercise and good health habits.

Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, surveyed some strategies based on pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and endocrinology. Determinants of aging in any individual involve both nature and nurture (ie, time and genetics as well as lifestyle choices and environmental factors), he noted, and age is often a subjective concept.

Source: AAOS

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