Anatomic reinsertion seen as preferred surgical method of distal biceps tears

In the surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears, investigators of this study found surgeons preferred anatomic reinsertion to the radial tuberosity. Source: Healio Read More

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Study links psychological distress to greater shoulder pain and disability

Results from this prospective, cross-sectional study demonstrated catastrophic thinking and lower self-efficacy were linked with more shoulder pain and disability among patients who presented with shoulder pain and had no history of shoulder surgery. Source: Healio Read More

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New work on knee cartilage structure to aid better replacements and injury treatments

Fibrocartilage tissue in the knee is comprised of a more varied molecular structure than researchers previously appreciated, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware. Their work informs ways to better treat such injuries as knee meniscus tears – treatment […]

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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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Human Amniotic Membrane-Derived Products in Sports Medicine: Basic Science, Early Results, and Potential Clinical Applications

Abstract Background: Amniotic membrane (AM)-derived products have been successfully used in ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and wound care, but little is known about their potential applications in orthopaedic sports medicine. Purpose: To provide an updated review of the basic science and preclinical and clinical data supporting the use of AM-derived products and to review their current […]

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An Investigation of ReNu™ Knee Injection: Monitoring the Response of Knee Function and Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis

Click here for more information ReNu is a randomized injection trial for patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis as determined by a combination of clinical and radiographic findings. Specifically, ReNu is an intra-articular injection of amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid cells, which have shown the potential to decrease inflammation and increase tissue healing in osteoarthritic patients. […]

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