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  • Most patients return to activity without pain after surgery for tarsal coalitions

    Source - Healio

    A survey of patients who underwent surgical excision of tarsal coalitions at age 18 years or younger showed 73% reported their activity was not inhibited by foot pain at midterm follow-up, and investigators found no significant differences in patient-reported outcomes between those treated for calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal conditions.

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  • 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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  • Cholesterol levels and tendon pain may be related

    Source - Reuters

    (Reuters Health) – People with unhealthy blood cholesterol levels are more likely to have tendon pain or altered tendon structure, according to a new review.

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  • New FES device could improve gait in patients with foot drop

    Source - Healio

    The WalkAide, a novel system that uses single channel functional electric stimulation to improve gait, could be beneficial for patients with foot drop, according to data presented here at the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting.

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  • Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Source - Science Daily

    Cartilage is filled with fluid -- about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue -- that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint pain of osteoarthritis. Since cartilage is porous, fluid is readily squeezed out of the holes over time. Yet the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis usually take decades to develop. Researchers have now proposed a mechanism that explains how motion can cause cartilage to reabsorb liquid that leaks out.

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  • The use of bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of atypical hip fractures

    Source - Medical News Today

    The use of bisphosphonates, a group of drugs used to prevent hip breakages in women with osteoporosis, is associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures in this joint, understood as those that occur in less frequent locations. It has been established thus in the PhD thesis by Javier Gorricho-Mendívil, a graduate in pharmacy, and read at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre. The author advocates encouraging other preventive measures such as "strategies to reduce falls and an active lifestyle to improve bone density and health"

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  • Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders

    Source - Healio

    Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.

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  • What constitutes good treatment of tennis elbow?

    Source - Medical Xpress

    The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now researchers at teh University of Oslo have taken a closer look at the treatment methods.

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  • Researchers call for consideration of pre-injury status in ACL reconstruction evaluations

    Source - Healio

    Researchers call for consideration of pre-injury status in ACL reconstruction evaluations

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  • Similar results seen for ACL reconstruction with autograft, hybrid graft

    Source - Healio

    Satisfactory and similar subjective and objective clinical outcomes were reported in a study of patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with either hybrid graft or autograft.

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