Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete
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.
Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
Source: 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
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.
Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction
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.
Anatomic reinsertion seen as preferred surgical method of distal biceps tears
In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity.
Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization
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.
Single-portal knee arthroscopy improved postoperative functional recovery
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.
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.