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Osteochondral autograft transplantation may offer higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics

Date: 11 Jun 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Healio

Among patients who underwent cartilage repair of the knee, osteochondral autograft transplantation enabled a much higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics, according to results presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting.

Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures

Date: 11 Jun 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Science Daily

In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a low serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in a person without clinical symptoms and normal thyroid hormone concentrations on blood tests.

University of Iowa team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

Date: 11 Jun 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Medical News Today

Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage

Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, cartilage degeneration can progress leading to painful arthritis.

High risk of capsular restretching found among women and elite athletes

Date: 11 Jun 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Healio

Even after successful arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift, women, elite athletes and patients with frequent dislocations were at high risk of capsular restretching, according to study results.

Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Healio

Results of a survey presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated caregivers were frequently unaware of safety guidelines recommended for young baseball pitchers.

Hip Fracture Patients: Nearly half have delirium, study suggests

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Science Daily

48 percent of hip fracture patients, age 65 and older, had delirium, or acute confusion, before, during and after surgery (perioperative), resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care, a new study concludes.

A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Medical Xpress

With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport.

An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: DailyRx

The love of America’s pastime might lead many young players to play as often and as hard as they can, sometimes for multiple teams. However, that might increase these players’ risk of getting hurt.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Medical News Today

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Year-round baseball leads to more youth injuries, study says

Date: 05 May 2015
Category: Sports

Source: Medical Xpress

Being able to play baseball year-round puts young pitchers in the southern United States at increased risk for an overuse injury in their throwing arm, a new study finds.

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