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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.

Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Date: 14 Apr 2016

Source: Healio

Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study.

Highly specialized high school athletes more likely to have certain injuries, study says

Date: 14 Apr 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Titled “Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics,” this one-year observational study found that high school athletes from a smaller school were less likely to specialize in a sport than those attending a large school. The researchers also found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee or hip injuries.

Career length and performance decreased after ACL injury in professional hockey players

Date: 14 Apr 2016

Source: Healio

Although most professional hockey players are able to return to play after ACL injury, career length and performance may be significantly decreased compared with a control group, according to results.

New pain relief technique for ACL knee surgery preserves muscle strength

Date: 14 Apr 2016
Category: Elbow Knee Sports

Source: Medical News Today

Anesthesiologists can significantly reduce loss of muscle strength in ACL knee surgery patients using a new pain management technique, a new study has found.

Exercise sciene study shows no increased risk of injury from uphill/downhill running

Date: 25 Feb 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Like many runners, former BYU track star Katy Andrews Neves has had her share of injuries. Unlike most runners, one of those injuries has been witnessed by millions of people around the world.

Common hip issue in teens misdiagnosed as pulled muscle

Date: 25 Feb 2016

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.

No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair

Date: 25 Feb 2016

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.

Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy

Date: 25 Feb 2016

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.

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Date: 25 Feb 2016

Source: Medical Xpress

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

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