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Tobacco use linked with more complications after ACL reconstruction

Researchers of this database study discovered significantly higher rates of infection, venous thromboembolism and subsequent reconstruction within 90 days following arthroscopic-assisted anterior ACL reconstruction among patients who used tobacco compared with non-tobacco users. Source: Healio Read More

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High rates of return to sport seen after arthroscopic Bankart repair

Although a survey of patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for the treatment of chronic shoulder instability showed all patients who were active in sports preoperatively returned to sport postoperatively, 26% of patients reported no benefits in sporting activity after the surgery. Source: Healio Read More

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AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle, also known as OCDknee. Source: Medical News Today Read More

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Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby players, some patients complained of insufficiency in quality of their play when performing specific movements. Source: Healio Read More

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Activity could help keep knees lubricated

Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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