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  • Elbow fractures: Surgery or not?

    A new study, indeed, a critical analysis review, looked at a particular type of elbow fracture, the olecranon fractures, which typically are complicated by the fact they may involve multiple fragments and create ulnohumeral instability, and asked the question, should these patients be treated surgically or not?

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  • What Is a Sprained Wrist?

    A sprained wrist is an injury that affects the ligaments, which are soft tissue structures connecting bone to bone. These injuries range in severity and often occur with trauma, such as a fall, or during sports activities.

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  • Active older adults with distal radius fractures may benefit from surgical treatment

    Sustaining a [distal radius fracture] may impose severe restrictions on lifestyle for those who are active despite their chronological age. These individuals can benefit from surgical treatment, which enables earlier return to daily function.

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  • Diabetes tied to higher risk for frozen shoulder

    People with diabetes are more likely to develop frozen shoulder, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 4 in BMJ Open.

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  • An Overview of Shoulder Blade Pain

    Shoulder blade pain can have many different causes. Although you may assume you sustained an injury or simply slept in the wrong way, the pain might actually be related to your heart, lungs, spine, abdomen, or pelvis.

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  • Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises

    If you have pain in your rotator cuff, it may help to do shoulder strengthening exercises at home. The muscles that make up your rotator cuff can be prone to inflammation and tears if you do the same overhead motions too often.

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  • What are the symptoms of a sports hernia?

    A sports hernia is an injury that typically affects athletes who play high intensity sports requiring sudden changes of direction or twisting movements. A sports hernia happens when the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the lower abdomen and groin region become strained or torn.

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  • Tips to help a frozen shoulder

    Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity, including sleep, difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Severed Finger: What to Do and When to Reattach

    A severed finger is a serious injury that can significantly change how you use your hands.

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  • What is intersection syndrome?

    Intersection syndrome is when tendons in a person’s wrist and back of the forearm become inflamed and swollen. It is a rare form of tendonitis. People who play certain sports may be at an increased risk.

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  • How Often Should You Work Out?

    Regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. But you might be wondering how much you should work out in a given week to get the most benefits.

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  • 8 Signs Of Mallet Finger

    A mallet finger, sometimes called “baseball finger” because it can be common in baseball players, is a deformity of the finger typically caused by injury. You may have a mallet finger if you’ve recently jammed, cut, or broken your fingertip. Most likely, a hard object like a ball struck the tip of your finger or your finger was bent forcefully when lifting a heavy object or performing a daily task.

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  • Clavicle Fracture Treatment: When Is Surgery Necessary?

    Clavicle fractures, or broken collarbones, are typically treated without surgery. There is some evidence, though, to suggest that clavicle fractures may heal faster and more predictably when surgical repair is done.

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  • McMurray test: What a positive result means

    The McMurray test is a physical examination doctors use for knee injuries. A positive McMurray test means a person likely has a meniscal tear

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  • What are the treatment options for Golfer`s elbow?

    Golfer’s elbow occurs when the forearm tendons tear and become inflamed. It often results from overuse or repetitive motions. Treatment options include rest, specific exercises, medication, and surgery.

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  • Hill-Sachs Lesion Injury and Deformity

    A Hill-Sachs injury to the shoulder can occur due to a shoulder dislocation, resulting in a Hill-Sachs lesion or a Hill-Sachs deformity of the head of the humerus bone (the upper arm bone).As the bones in the shoulder joint dislocate, the round humeral head (the ball on the top of the arm bone) can strike the edge of the glenoid bone (the socket) with force. This creates a compression fracture in the humeral head. A small divot in the bone is often seen on MRI, and larger Hill-Sachs injuries may also be seen on an X-ray.

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  • Running tips from a sports medicine physician

    From CIM medical director to CIM participant: Brandee Waite shares her own running routine

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  • What to know about joints locking up in fingers and toes

    Some conditions cause the finger or toe joint tissue to thicken, which makes movement difficult. This, in turn, may affect how the joint bends, leading to a locking sensation. The potential causes of this include injury and arthritis.

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  • Side Stitch: What It Is and How To Get Rid of the Pain

    You know that pain. You’re working out, playing a pick-up game of basketball or taking a quick run, when you feel a sharp pain near your ribcage. Sometimes, it can be so painful that it stops you in your tracks. Known as a side stitch, this type of pain is common but usually isn’t anything to be concerned about.

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  • Which types of arthritis can affect the arm?

    Arthritis in the arm can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the elbow, shoulder, or wrists. It may affect one or more joints, depending on the type of arthritis a person has.

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