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  • Common hip issue in teens misdiagnosed as pulled muscle

    Common hip issue in teens misdiagnosed as pulled muscle
    Source:
    Science Daily

    An athlete felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults known as hip impingement.

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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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  • ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures

    ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures
    Source:
    Healio

    SAN DIEGO — Treatment of overtly unstable malleolar fractures with close contact casting showed outcomes equivalent to those of open reduction and internal fixation among elderly patients and were associated with a cost reduction in results of a multicenter study presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, here.

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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.
    Researchers assessed 680 patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy preoperatively and postoperatively with four patient-reported outcome measures. The researchers estimated pain on the VAS and measured patient satisfaction scores.

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  • Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

    Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult
    Source:
    Science Daily

    Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine.

    “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

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  • Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

    Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners
    Source:
    Medical News Today

    Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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  • Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

    Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction
    Source:
    Healio

    Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach.

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  • Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy

    Pro athletes may safely return to competition after lumbar microdiscectomy
    Source: Healio

    CHICAGO — The pooled rate of return to play following lumbar microdiscectomy for herniated disc nucleus was 83.5%, according to results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, and the overall return to play rate for elite athletes with a herniated disc after this procedure was 84.5%.

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  • Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons

    Recommendations for patient activity after knee replacement vary among surgeons
    Source: Healio

    During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this activity should be remains unclear.

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  • Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures

    Stresses on elbow during pitching may alter multiple structures
    Source: Healio

    In a pre- and post-season ultrasound evaluation of high school pitchers’ elbows, adaptive changes occurred to multiple structures about the elbow from stresses placed on the elbow during one season of pitching, based on results of a recently published study.

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