The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announces the recipients of the Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) awards for 2018.

The MORE awards are presented annually to journalists who accurately report on bone and joint health topics, increasing public awareness of musculoskeletal health issues and treatments.

The 23 recipients of this year’s award include health and medical writers, producers and freelance reporters from print (newspaper and magazine), broadcast, and online media outlets, and cover an array of topics, from orthopaedic innovation to improved quality of life for people of all ages.

Entries were judged by a panel of orthopaedic surgeons, and evaluated for overall quality and accuracy, notes a media release from AAOS.

“It’s important for us as orthopaedic surgeons to recognize journalists for the work they do to inform the public about life-changing musculoskeletal treatments used to improve patients’ lives,” says AAOS President David A. Halsey, MD, in the release.

“Journalists are our partners in disseminating accurate information to patients. When patients have accurate information about their treatment options, they can make an informed decision about their current and future care.”

To see a full list of the award recipients by category, visit AAOS.

[Source(s): AAOS, PR Newswire]