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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

Date: 22 Aug 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Date: 22 Aug 2016

Source: Healio

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data.

Wearable neuromuscular device may help reduce ACL injuries in female soccer players

Date: 22 Aug 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Date: 03 Jun 2016

Source: Healio

Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.

Better fix for torn ACLs

Date: 03 Jun 2016

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.

Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

Date: 03 Jun 2016

Source: Healio

Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.

Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction

Date: 03 Jun 2016

Source: Healio

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.

Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones

Date: 03 Jun 2016

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.

Anatomic reinsertion seen as preferred surgical method of distal biceps tears

Date: 03 Jun 2016

Source: Healio

In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity.

Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

Date: 14 Apr 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes.

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