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Remote orthopaedic care may successfully, cost-effectively treat common condit...
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without travelling to a larger, urban hospital for care, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . The study also found that remote care may provide significant savings in time ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
AAOS recommends a multi-faceted approach to diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome
New guidelines approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS Board of Directors recommend the collective use of a thorough patient history and specific physical examination maneuvers, in addition to observation and specific diagnostic tests to more definitively diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome CTS , a common source of hand numbness and pain affecting approximately 3 million American ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
ADHD medications associated with diminished bone health in kids
Children and adolescents who take medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD show decreased bone density, according to a large cross-sectional study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . This is an important step in understanding a medication class, that is used with increasing frequency, and its effect on children who a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Anterior vs. posterior: Does surgical approach impact hip replacement outcomes?
The surgical approach to total hip replacement THR --either from the front of the body or the side back anterior versus posterior --has no impact on outcomes six months after surgery, according to research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . Total hip replacement is extremely common with more than 300,000 surgeries performed in the U.S. ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Steroid injections too soon before joint replacement may increase infection risk
Injections received in the months prior to total knee TKR or total hip replacement THR surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to two studies--among the largest conducted on this topic--presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . Hip and knee injections frequently are prescribed to alleviate pain and inflammat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Physician empathy a key driver of patient satisfaction
A study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , links patient-perceived physician empathy with improved outcomes and medical care satisfaction. In the study, 112 new patients mean age 51 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery rated personal interaction with their hand surgeon. In addition, patients completed ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
More than half of lawn mower injuries to children require an amputation
Warnings, operating instructions, design modifications and safety tips all aim to protect children and teens from injuries caused by lawn mowers. However, a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS found that an alarming number of serious injuries still occur, with 53 percent of injured children requiring an amputation. Researchers revie ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Youngest and oldest patients more likely to report pain, lower activity levels...
While all age groups report comparable improvement in range of motion following total knee replacement surgery TKR , new research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS found that patients age 45 and younger, and those age 75 and older, report more pain and less activity following the procedure. Total knee replacement TKR is one of the most ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
New surgical tool keeps orthopedic procedures on target
In the United States alone, hip fracture fixation is performed on 258,000 patients spinal fusion accounts for 350,000 persons every year. As the population ages, the number of these surgical procedures will continue to grow. Common orthopedic procedures, such as hip and pelvic fracture surgery as well as spinal fusion, require the accurate positioning of a thin metallic wire to guide the positioni ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
New surgical technique improves biological hip joint replacement
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 300,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year. The procedure reduces pain and restores mobility. However, for younger, more active patients, an artificial hip has a limited lifetime and usually requires restricted activity. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have test ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation
COLLEGE STATION -- Dr. Nancy Turner, a Texas A M AgriLife Research scientist in College Station, was one of a team of researchers who recently studied different interventions to protect from radiation-induced bone loss. Their paper, Dried Plum Protects from Bone Loss Caused by Iodizing Radiation, was recently published in Scientific Reports and can be found at http www. nature. com articles srep21 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22
Phase 2 clinical trial to treat rare hereditary muscle disease shows promise
Amsterdam, NL, Feb. 22, 2016 - Researchers present the first clinical study that provides evidence that an extended-release sialic acid supplement may stabilize muscle strength in patients with GNE myopathy GNEM , a rare hereditary, progressive, adult-onset muscle disease. Patients with GNEM have mutations in a gene controlling a key enzyme in the synthesis pathway for sialic acid SA . They typica ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 22