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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Date: 07 Apr 2017

Source: Science Daily

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 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.

Treatment of Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocation With Bone Defect

Date: 07 Apr 2017

Source: Healio

Locked posterior shoulder dislocation is an uncommon condition and is associated with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion in 50% of cases. The condition is likely to occur in cases of violent trauma, seizures, or electric shock. Unrecognized dislocation with humeral head fracture affects joint function and humeral head vascularity and may lead to chronic instability, osteonecrosis, and osteoarthritis.

Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

Date: 07 Apr 2017

Source: Healio

Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder.

Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Date: 07 Apr 2017

Source: Medical Xpress

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes

Age not a factor in success of shoulder replacement surgery

Date: 07 Apr 2017

Source: Science Daily

Whether you’re younger than 65 or older than 75, age may not be a discernible factor in the success of shoulder replacement surgery, according to a new study.

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

Date: 31 Jan 2017

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.

Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Date: 31 Jan 2017

Source: RSNA News

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).

Martial arts can be hazardous to kids

Date: 31 Jan 2017

Source: Medical Xpress

Perhaps there’s a black belt in your child’s future. But for safety’s sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration

Date: 31 Jan 2017

Source: Healio

Revision ACLR can pose a variety of surgical challenges. Evaluation of patient risk factors, prior surgical technique, prior tunnel placement, tunnel osteolysis, prior grafts utilized and implanted hardware must be considered prior to performing a revision ACLR case.

The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing

Date: 31 Jan 2017

Source: JBJS

Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness.

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