Prompt, Appropriate Medical Care for Dislocated Shoulder Injuries

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder — when the head of the upper arm bone is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket — can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review. The shoulder has the greatest range […]

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Link Possible Between Oral Contraceptive Use, ACL Injury in Females

Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical intervention in women. The researchers evaluated 4,497 women who were treated operatively for an ACL injury between July 2005 and December 2011 and 8,858 age-matched, uninjured controls. The researchers evaluated 4,497 women who were treated […]

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Why Treating Shoulder Pain in Baseball Pitchers and Other Throwing Athletes is so Difficult

Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. Results of treatment as not as predictable as patients, doctors or coaches would like to think. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and […]

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Preventing ACL Injuries

ACL injuries are increasingly common, particularly in female athletes. Where do we stand on preventing these injuries?

Anterior cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common injuries in young athletes today. National studies show a dramatic rise in ACL injuries — especially in female athletes — over the past 10 years. ACL injuries can […]

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Updates on Cartilage Restoration Using Microfracture

One of the most common forms of cartilage restoration is still the microfracture procedure; however, it should be used selectively to obtain the best results. Cartilage is the lining of the joint that is the equivalent to the tire on the wheel of your car. As you lose rubber, you eventually will be driving with […]

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