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  • No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair

    No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair
    Source: Healio

    Although no significant differences were found in contact pressure between suture labral repair and vertical mattress labral repair of the shoulder, researchers found an increase in mean contact pressure and peak pressure between intact shoulders and the two repair groups, according to study results.

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  • Minimally invasive Achilles tendon surgery reduces complications

    Minimally invasive Achilles tendon surgery reduces complications
    Source: Medical Xpress

    Brian Frias was rounding second base and heading to third when he heard a sharp snap in his Achilles tendon. "I went down like a sack of potatoes," he said.

    Orthopaedic surgeon Adam Schiff, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center, used a new minimally invasive technique to repair the ruptured Achilles tendon on Mr. Frias' left leg. The technique requires a smaller incision, minimizes wound healing complications and leaves less scar tissue.

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  • High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes

    High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes
    Source: Healio

    Jones fractures are fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction that are common in young athletic populations, particularly elite athletes. The poor blood supply to the fifth metatarsal has been well documented, and Jones fractures develop along a watershed area between the intramedullary nutrient and metaphyseal arteries. Surgical fixation is indicated in cases of failed nonoperative treatment, re-fracture, nonunion or when more rapid recovery is required typically in active individuals.

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  • Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy

    Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy
    Source: Healio

    Although obese patients undergoing hip arthroscopy started with lower absolute scores preoperatively and ended with lower overall absolute postoperative scores, they showed substantial benefit from surgery, demonstrating a degree of improvement similar to non-obese patients, according to study results.

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