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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elbow flexion can be restored in infants with neonatal brachial plexus palsy who have neurotmesis of C5 and avulsion of C6 with supraclavicular intraplexal reconstruction with use of C5 as the proximal outlet, according to study results.
Of the 421 patients with neonatal brachial plexus palsy who underwent nerve surgery from 1990 to 2008, 34 infants who had a neurotmetic lesion of C5 and avulsion or intraforaminalneurotmesis of C6, irrespective of C7, were included in the study.
Intraoperative injection of gentamicin may be a cost-effective way to reduce deep infection stemming from shoulder arthroplasty, according to recently published data.
Researchers retrospectively evaluated 507 shoulder arthroplasties performed by a single surgeon between 2005 and 2011. Although all patients received systemic prophylactic antibiotics, those who underwent surgery after June 2007 also received 160 mg of gentamicin in the glenohumeral joint to prevent surgery-related deep infection. Patients who received gentamicin (group B) and those who did not receive gentamicin (group A) were compared and evaluated for preexisting medical conditions, type of surgery and presence of infection. Minimum follow-up was 1 year.
Compared with patients who underwent hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty, patients who underwent reverse total shoulder arthroplasty had higher readmission rates, according to study results.
Using the State Inpatient Database from seven different states, researchers identified 26,218 patients who underwent hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) from 2005 to 2010. The researchers determined the 90-day readmission rate, causes of readmission and risk factors for readmission. Additionally, factors and risk for readmission were measured using multivariate modeling and a Cox proportional hazards model.
The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player’s career, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The study was the largest cohort of MLB pitchers, to date, that have undergone UCL reconstruction.
A computer software concept has been developed that will enable clinicians with no experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) to design and make custom-made 3D printed wrist splints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. The 3D printed splints are not only more comfortable and attractive but potentially cheaper than the current ones that are ‘ugly, bulky, and can make a patients arm sweat’.
New data presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) show that ultrasound-guided injections of growth factors-containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are no more effective in treating recently developed epicondylitis than injections of saline.
Do you work out for health benefits and feel you are exercising more than enough? You might be among the many Canadians who overrate how hard they work out or underestimate what moderate intensity exercise means, according to a recent study out of York University’s Faculty of Health.