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  • A 48-year-old woman with right knee pain

    A 48-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis treated with chronic prednisone, and a two-pack-per- week cigarette use, presented to clinic with 8 years of right knee pain. She had an intra-articular steroid injection with some relief 6 years ago. She denied any hip pain and uses a cane for ambulation. On physical […]

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  • Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

    Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Similar results seen for ACL reconstruction with autograft, hybrid graft

    Satisfactory and similar subjective and objective clinical outcomes were reported in a study of patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with either hybrid graft or autograft. Source: Healio Read More

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  • More Americans getting knees replaced, and at younger ages

    Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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  • Surgeries Before College Athletics May Result In More Injuries During College Play

    Athletes who’ve had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. “This is the first study to look at […]

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  • Shoulder dominance has no effect on function, quality of life after proximal humerus fracture

    Recently published data indicated there was no significant difference with regard to shoulder dominance in the functional outcome and quality of life perception observed in proximal humeral fractures. Researchers retrospectively studied 179 patients with proximal humeral fractures (PHFs). Fractures were divided into two groups based on whether they occurred in the dominant or nondominant arm. […]

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  • Treatment of shoulder instability helps return collegiate athletes to playing field

    Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. “Our research highlights that collegiate collision athletes with in-season shoulder instability injuries are more likely to return to […]

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  • Greater strength, endurance found in quadriceps after PCL tear vs ACL tear

    Compared with ACL tears, the quadriceps muscle of the injured limb had greater strength and endurance after PCL tears, according to study results. Researchers compared quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength and endurance between 20 prospectively enrolled patients with isolated PCL tears and a retrospective, matched control group of 20 patients with isolated ACL tears. Using […]

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  • Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

    A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion […]

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  • Hemiarthroplasty, TSA offer lasting pain relief, improved range of motion

    Both hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder arthroplasty offered lasting pain relief, and range of motion was improved at the long-term follow-up; however, unsatisfactory Neer ratings were high, according to study results. Seventy-eight Neer hemiarthroplasties (HAs) and 36 Neer total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) were performed by a single surgeon between Jan. 1, 1976, and Dec. 31, 1985, […]

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