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  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

    Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years […]

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  • Make no bones about it: The female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad” […]

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  • Noncontact lower-extremity injury risks likely differ by sport, gender

    According to recently published data, differences were noted between sport and sex with regard to the risk for sustaining a noncontact lower-extremity injury. Researchers culled online data self-reported from high school soccer and basketball players of both sexes who sustained a noncontact lower-extremity injury between 2005 and 2012. All injuries were compared against the 6.4 […]

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  • Cartilage Lesions of the Patella: Management After Acute Patellar Dislocation

    Articular cartilage injuries to the patella are frequent after patellar dislocation. The management of these acute cartilage injuries in the acute setting can be challenging. It is well documented that acute fixation is the optimal choice for treatment of osteochondral injuries. This article discusses the challenges and potential treatment options for acute chondral/osteochondral injuries to […]

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  • High risk of capsular restretching found among women and elite athletes

    Even after successful arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift, women, elite athletes and patients with frequent dislocations were at high risk of capsular restretching, according to study results. Researchers evaluated the functional outcomes of 105 patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift for anterior shoulder instability and computed tomography arthrography (CTA) at 3 […]

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  • Expanding sports concussion laws may help ensure safety of all teenage athletes

    Recent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams. This will ensure that all children and youths who suffer head injuries receive appropriate care and education. So says Thomas Trojian of Drexel University College of […]

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  • Walking Groups: Easy Steps to Better Health

    Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Even simple walks with friends may improve your health. A recent study found that adults who joined outdoor walking groups had improved overall health. These patients had better heart health and were less likely to be depressed than those who didn’t exercise regularly. “I believe that activity is extremely […]

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  • Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

    People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts. The research, published in the medical journal Arthritis Care & Research, aimed to investigate which patient-reported activities are first associated with knee pain, in order to improve […]

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  • Exercise science study shows no increased risk of injury from uphill/downhill running

    Like many runners, former BYU track star Katy Andrews Neves has had her share of injuries. Unlike most runners, one of those injuries has been witnessed by millions of people around the world. In what is now considered one of the top sports bloopers of all time, Neves was caught on camera in 2012 crashing […]

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  • Obese patients may see poorer outcomes after TSA

    Among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty, those who were obese experienced longer hospital stays, an increased risk of postoperative respiratory complications and higher costs, according to study results. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers retrospectively analyzed 31,924 patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) between 1998 and 2008. The researchers used multivariate analysis with […]

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