Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion […]

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Panel discusses epidemic of youth sports injuries, role of prevention programs

At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, we convened a special Banyan Tree session to talk about injuries in youth athletes. This is a real problem that all orthopedic surgeons see on a regular basis — one that, I think, is still under-recognized. In this Orthopedics Today Round Table, we highlight the discussion, particularly as it relates […]

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Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years […]

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Know your knee’s needs

Fall sports can wreak havoc on knees. Find out from sports medicine specialist Adam Yanke, MD, how to protect those knees and, if injured, ways to treat them so you can get back on your feet and on the field Upcoming Talk Knee Injuries: Maintenance and Repair Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: […]

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Year-round baseball leads to more youth injuries, study says

Being able to play baseball year-round puts young pitchers in the southern United States at increased risk for an overuse injury in their throwing arm, a new study finds. University of Florida researchers looked at college baseball players and found that those who play in the South are 5.5 percent more likely to suffer an […]

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Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds. Blame the weather. The warmer climate that draw tourists and retirees also allows for year-round ball, which can lead to throwing-arm overuse. The paper, which will […]

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A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Females are about five times more likely to suffer an ACL injury and more than half of these come from non-contact sidestepping […]

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Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers

Results of a survey presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated caregivers were frequently unaware of safety guidelines recommended for young baseball pitchers. A majority of those reported compliance with pitch count as well as time off [requirements]; however, many of the other aspects of safe pitching guidelines were not followed […]

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Adipose Stem Cell Injections for Knee Arthritis

Clinical Trials Using the Patients Stem Cells Are Now Available Many patients ask about the ability of stem cells to restore knee cartilage. Unfortunately we are unable to restore cartilage with an injection alone; however, we do believe stem cells have the ability to improve patient pain, decrease inflammation, and improve patients quality of life. […]

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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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