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Rush Orthopaedic Program Ranked No. 4 in the U.S.; Top in Illinois

Chicago, IL, August 13, 2018 — U. S. News & World Report released its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals National Ranking and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), consisting of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) physicians, moved from the fifth to the fourth best orthopedic program in the nation. The report also continues to honor […]

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Knee pain and stiffness after MPFL reconstruction

The patient is a 24-year-old woman who presented to the initial treating physician with a complex history of patellofemoral symptoms in the left knee beginning in 2011. At that time, she was playing softball with a Division 1 scholarship and was experiencing repeated patellar instability events with at least one event being a traumatic dislocation […]

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Consider source of knee pain, stiffness after MPFL reconstruction

Comments from Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD, in this Patellofemoral Update emphasized the importance of proper placement and tensioning of medial patellofemoral ligament grafts to limit the patient’s risk of developing knee arthrofibrosis or trochlear chondral changes. Furthermore, as treatments of the ruptured medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) move away from reefing and repairs and toward […]

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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Source: RSNA News Read More

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate. Source: Healio Read More

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