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  • The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing

    A total of 1,533 consecutive shoulders had an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by a single surgeon. Patients assessed their shoulder stiffness using a Likert scale preoperatively and at 1, 6, 12, and 24 weeks (6 months) postoperatively, and examiners evaluated passive range of motion preoperatively and at 6, 12, and 24 weeks postoperatively. Repair integrity was determined by ultrasound evaluation at 6 months.

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  • Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

    Your finger and hand may be sore and swollen for several days. It may be hard to move your finger at first. This usually gets better after several weeks. You may feel numbness or tingling near the cut, called an incision, that the doctor made. This feeling will probably get better in a few days, but it may take several months to completely go away. Your doctor will take out your stitches 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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  • Concomitant rotator cuff, biceps repair led to greater improvement in PROs

    Despite inferior baseline patient-reported outcomes, patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with concomitant biceps procedure had greater improvement in outcomes at 1-year postoperatively compared with patients who underwent rotator cuff repair alone, according to results.

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  • Transtendinous window facilitates endoscopic repair of gluteus medius tears

    Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is often a manifestation of tears in the gluteus medius tendon. This condition is most prevalent in female patients who are between 40 and 70 years old. A gluteus medius tear is diagnosed through a combination of the following: collection of patient medical history; performance of a thorough physical exam; and analysis of the imaging. MRI can reveal various degrees of damage, including tendinosis, a partial-thickness tear or a full-thickness tear with tendon discontinuity. Especially in the case of attritional tears, physicians initially employ a conservative treatment approach.

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  • Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

    In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.

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  • Liposomal bupivacaine, interscalene block had similar efficacy in total shoulder arthroplasty

    Results published in Orthopedics showed similar efficacy between injectable liposomal bupivacaine and an interscalene brachial plexus block among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel

    A simple yet effective new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be in sight; researchers have now created a hydrogel that could absorb the excess joint fluid that arises with disease, as well as deliver medications to affected joints.

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  • Lack of motion at 8 weeks after conservative care of patients with humeral shaft fractures predicted union

    Lack of motion after 8 weeks predicted union in patients treated nonoperatively for humeral shaft fractures, and surgical intervention may be beneficial for patients with gross motion but who lack of callus formation at this time, according to a presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting.

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  • What is a hairline fracture?

    Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that often develop in the foot or lower leg. It is common for hairline fractures to occur as a result of sports that involve repetitive jumping or running.

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  • What are hand cramps?

    Hand cramping can occur for many reasons and cause significant discomfort in some people.
    Often, hand cramps are caused by muscle spasms, which are described as an uncontrollable or involuntary muscle contraction. These spasms or contractions do not allow the muscle to become relaxed and can become excruciating in some cases.

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  • First FDA-approved stem cell trial for shoulder injuries reaches full enrollment

    The trial is the first in the United States to offer an FDA-approved adipose-derived stem cell trial for shoulder injuries. The trial opened in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls in December 2016. In this trial, one's own adipose stem cells are used to determine if they can repair partial thickness rotator cuff tears.

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  • Hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis yielded similar or better outcomes vs cemented peg glenoid for TSA

    Similar, and at times better, clinical outcomes were found among patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty with a hybrid-cage glenoid prosthesis vs. a cemented peg glenoid prosthesis, according to a presenter at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    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.

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

    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.

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  • Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia.

    Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is now considered a first-line therapy for above-the-elbow artery disease while there are few data regarding the treatment of below-the-elbow (BTE) arteries

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  • Is traumatic brain injury associated with late-life neurodegenerative conditions?

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was not associated with late-life mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease or dementia but it appeared to be associated with increased risk for other neurodegenerative and neuropathologic findings, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology.

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

    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.

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  • Silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty yielded benefits that persist out to 7 years

    In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty provided benefits that were sustained for up to 7 years and had low rates of implant fracture or deformity, according to recently published results.

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  • Different approaches offer patients improved quality of life after ACL reconstruction

    The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following surgery.

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  • Study: Constant-Murley score most responsive, internally valid PRO for total shoulder arthroplasty

    An assessment of patient-reported outcome tools used among patients undergoing shoulder surgery for glenohumeral osteoarthritis showed the Constant-Murley score should serve as the primary patient-reported outcome.

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