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Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

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Healio

Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder.

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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

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Medical Xpress

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes

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Better fix for torn ACLs

Source:
Science Daily

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction

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Healio

Results from this randomized controlled trial showed both low- and high-intensity plyometric exercise for rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction positively affected knee function, knee impairments and psychological status among patients after 8 weeks of intervention.

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Anatomic reinsertion seen as preferred surgical method of distal biceps tears

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Healio

In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity.

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Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization

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Healio

Patients who received tranexamic acid prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a statistically significant reduction in blood loss and had shorter recovery room and hospital stays than controls, according to results.

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Single-portal knee arthroscopy improved postoperative functional recovery

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Healio

Use of a single-portal technique for arthroscopic knee surgery improved functional recovery at 1 month and 3 months postoperatively and may result in less morbidity, according to recently published results.

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Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones

Source:
Science Daily

Now new research shows that stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • the maryland state medical society
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Montgomery County Medical Society

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