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  • Patients with cerebral palsy experience greater improvement with tendon transfer surgery

    Tendon transfer surgery in children with upper-extremity cerebral palsy provided greater improvement compared with botulinum toxin injections or regular, ongoing therapy at 12 months follow-up, according to study results.

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  • Kienbock’s disease may progress to fragmentation within 6 months

    Stéphane Stahl, MD, of the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at Eberhard-Karl University of Tübingen, in Germany, conducted a prospective case series study in which he analyzed the pattern and extent of osteonecrosis with the duration of symptoms in patients with Kienböck’s disease. Patients were confirmed to have the disease since 2009 using high-resolution 3 Tesla MRI and ultra-thin-section CT scan.

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  • Male track and field athletes at greater risk of injury

    Compared with other sexes and competition levels, male track and field athletes, particularly masters male athletes, are at a greater risk of injury, according to researchers.

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  • Noncontact lower-extremity injury risks likely differ by sport, gender

    According to recently published data, differences were noted between sport and sex with regard to the risk for sustaining a noncontact lower-extremity injury.

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  • Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers

    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.

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  • An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers

    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.

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

    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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  • Elbow muscle strength plays key role in injury risk, prevention

    The elbow muscle strength of baseball pitchers could play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought, according to biomedical researchers at Northwestern University.

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  • Researchers highlight shoulder and elbow injury possibility in youth players

    Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day.

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  • Height, pitching velocity of adolescent baseball pitchers likely indicative of shoulder and elbow injuries

    Adolescent baseball pitchers who are taller, throw harder and pitch for multiple teams are more likely to have a history of shoulder and elbow injuries than their peers, according to research presented here.

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  • For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach

    Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research. Medical researchers showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed.

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

    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.

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  • Robots for stroke rehabilitation

    A prototype of a robotic glove has been developed which stroke suffers can use in their own home to support rehabilitation and personal independence in receiving therapies. At the chronic stages of stroke, patients are not likely to be receiving treatment but they continue to live with some impairments — the glove’s goal is to provide therapies to target these impairments.

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  • Walking Groups: Easy Steps to Better Health

    Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Even simple walks with friends may improve your health.
    A recent study found that adults who joined outdoor walking groups had improved overall health. These patients had better heart health and were less likely to be depressed than those who didn’t exercise regularly.

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  • Scientists report bionic hand reconstruction in 3 Austrian men

    Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called “bionic reconstruction”, enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind, according to new research published in The Lancet. All three men suffered for many years with brachial plexus injuries and poor hand function as a result of motor vehicle and climbing accidents.

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  • The world’s most advanced bionic hand

    A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis AaboSørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching, while blindfolded.

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  • Osteoporosis: Not just a woman’s disease

    While osteoporosis prevention and treatment efforts have historically been focused on post-menopausal women, a new study suggests that critical opportunities are being lost by not focusing more attention on bone loss and fracture risk in older men.

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  • Arm pain in young baseball players common, preventable

    Arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain, the most in-depth survey of its kind has found. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers.

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  • Study: Fewer men receive osteoporosis evaluation after distal radial fracture

    Following a distal radial fracture, significantly fewer men received evaluation for osteoporosis compared with women, and evaluation rates were significantly below those established in published guidelines, according to study results.
    Researchers retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 95 men and 344 women older than 50 who were treated for a distal radial fracture during a 5-year period, and assessed whether the patients had received a dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan and osteoporosis treatment within 6 months following the injury. Using multivariate analysis, the researchers then identified independent predictors of bone mineral density testing and osteoporosis treatment.

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  • Shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of infected shoulder had low risk of reinfection

    Shoulder arthroplasty can be performed for the treatment of the sequelae of an infected shoulder with low risk of reinfection, according to study results.
    Twenty-four shoulders underwent shoulder arthroplasty for postinfectiousglenohumeral arthritis between 1977 and 2009. Researchers monitored 23 shoulders for a minimum of 2 years or until reoperation and documented complications and clinical and radiographic results at the most recent follow-up.

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