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Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don’t increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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High-intensity interval training increases injuries, study finds

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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Topographic Matching of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation using Lateral Femoral Condyle for the Treatment of Medial Femoral Condyle Lesions: A Computer Simulated model Study

The purpose of this study was to determine whether lateral femoral condyle (LFC) osteochondral allografts (OCAs) would have a similar articular cartilage contour and resulting subchondral bone contour when compared with medial femoral condyle (MFC) allografts for the treatment of MFC chondral defects. Methods In this controlled laboratory study, human femoral hemi-condyles (10 MFCs and […]

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The Novartis LNA043 Knee Cartilage Study

Clinical research studies, or clinical trials, uncover new treatments and establish new ways to improve health care. Before you choose to participate in a trial, knowing the risks and benefi ts can help you make an informed decision. A process known as “informed consent” explains the details you need to know to make that decision […]

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Frozen Shoulder: symptoms you should know

Pain and stiffness can worsen over time until your shoulder feels frozen in one position. Here is how to get things moving again. Source: The Daily Star Read More

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