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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.

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.

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