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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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The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing

Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness. Source: PubMed Read More

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Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data. Source: Healio Read More

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