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Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports.

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Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.

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Technique pearls for revision shoulder arthroplasty aid in preventing fracture, preserving bone stock

We present simple techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty using a telescoping osteotome technique for glenoid removal, an open-book (vertical) osteotomy technique for extraction of the humeral stem and the use of an ultrasonic device and carbide burr for clearing bone and cement mantles.

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Primary hip arthroscopy yields improved patient-reported outcome scores

Patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopy experienced greater improvement in patient-reported outcome scores at 2-year follow-up compared with patients who underwent revision arthroscopy, according to recently presented data.

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Doctors on Call: We know you don’t want to, but you need to do your bones a favor

Exercise is that physical activity that helps improve health and fitness.

It’s also the physical activity that many of us hate to do.

But there’s no disputing the good that exercise does — even a relatively small amount. And now is a perfect time to start a program since May is Exercise Awareness Month.

The benefits of exercise are many. It benefits the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems.

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Steps to Prevent Osteoporosis Can Cut Hip Fracture Risk

A hip fracture is much more than a broken bone. When it occurs in older adults, it can be a very serious condition. That’s why, facing a growing population of mature adults, healthcare providers are taking a closer look at how to prevent hip fractures. Specifically, they’re looking at one of the main contributing factors: the bone-robbing condition of osteoporosis.

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Laser therapy can help weekend warriors fight sports-related injuries.

Physical therapists who work with athletes are always on the lookout for ways to help their clients bounce back quickly from injuries. Some of them have turned to lasers as an adjunct to manual therapy. This modality can help athletes, whether they are professionals or weekend warriors, get back in the game.

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PTs are taking a shine to lasers, with or without reimbursement

Laser Therapy

After four years of treating all kinds of patients with the latest generation of Class IV deep-tissue lasers, Charles Donley, PT, is a convert. “We’ve seen nothing less than phenomenal results,” he told ADVANCE.

Exhibit #1: A diabetic man who badly burnt his hand trying to reattach a loose hydraulic line in his tractor. “He didn’t respond to antibiotics,” recalled Donley, director of Regional Rehab, located in Spring Hill on the west coast of Florida. “His attending physician was about to recommend amputation but sent him to us for laser therapy first. Two months and a week later, [he had] total healing of the hand. I have video and pictures of it from day one.”

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