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A single measurement may help determine kneecap instability risk
Knee injuries can be a scourge to collegiate and pro athletes alike, but Penn State researchers say a single measurement taken by a clinician may help predict whether a person is at risk for knee instability. The researchers found that measuring the distance between the tibial tubercle TT -- a bony bump on the tibia, commonly referred to as the shin, below the kneecap -- and the trochlear groove TG , the joint in which the kneecap sits, using magnetic reso ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per y...
New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research NIHR shows that partial knee replacements PKR are as good as total knee replacements TKR , whilst being more cost effective. Results from the TOPKAT study Total or Partial Knee Arthroplasty Trial , led by researchers at the University of Oxford, suggest that over five years PKR has similar, if not a slightly better clinical o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Drinking red wine on the red planet
BOSTON - You may remember Tang - the sugar-sweetened orange-flavored drink mix - as the official beverage of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon fifty years ago this month. But, according to a new report published in Frontiers in Physiology , the first men and women who set foot on Mars might be better off choosing a nice merlot. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC have demonstrated that resveratrol - a natural ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Music can be a viable alternative to medications in reducing anxiety before an...
PHILADELPHIA -- Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in the journal Regional Anesthesia Pain Medicine . A peripheral nerve block procedure is a type of regional anesthesia - done in the preoperative area under ultrasound guidance - that blocks sensations of pain from a specific area of the body. The procedure is routinely perfor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Study reveals genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children
PHOENIX, Ariz., and BOSTON, Mass. -- July 19, 2019 -- A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published today by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen , an affiliate of City of Hope. The findings could help break the logjam in the treatment of this deadly disease, which hasn t seen a significant medical breakthrough in nearly three decades. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Lower back pain when bending over: Causes and treatment
While lower back pain is a widespread symptom, some people only experience it when bending over.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 22
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn t take a toll on children s health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops scoliosis, says Dr. Scott Sorenson, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Penn State Children s Hospital in Hershey, Pa. The condition usually occurs when kids reach their preteen years but it can happen in babies or toddlers. It s unclear wh ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Lateral extra-articular tenodesis reduces hamstring autograft
The addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to a hamstring autograft in knee surgery in young active patients significantly reduces graft failure and persistent anterolateral rotatory laxity at two years post operatively. The research, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Sports Medicine Society, received the O Donoghue Sports Injury Award. Orthopedic surgeons use an extra-articular lateral tenodesis, which is an extra tendon re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Does autograft choice in ACL reconstruction affect recurrent ACL revision rates?
Young athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament surgery are more likely to need an additional surgery if they received a hamstring graft compared to a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The research was conducted by group of clinicians led by Dr. Christopher C. Kaeding of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Kaeding and his team of researchers ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Over-conditioning kills: Non-traumatic fatalities in football is preventable
Most non-traumatic fatalities among high school and college football athletes do not occur while playing the game of football, but rather during conditioning sessions which are often associated with overexertion or punishment drills required by coaches and team staff, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The research was presented by Dr. Barry P. Boden of The Orthopaedic Center, Rockvi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Outcomes of non-operatively treated elbow ulnar in professional baseball players
Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw and returning to play, and a lower risk of ulnar collateral ligament surgery than players who suffered more severe injuries on the ulnar side of the elbow. The research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. Led by Dr. AaKash Chauhan from DuPage Medical Group, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women's lacrosse?
Headgear worn during women s lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. The research was presented today at the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. There has been continued controversy regarding whether or not headgear use in women s lacrosse will increa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15