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Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage r...
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Isolated femoral condyle lesions account for 75 of the cartilage repair procedures performed in the knee joint, and physicians have a variety of techniques to consider as part of surgical treatment. Osteochondral allograft transplantation OCA is a valuable and successful approach for this condition, as described by research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in New Orleans. Our study de ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Previous cortisone injections may increase risk of future rotator cuff repair
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Cortisone injections are a common nonsurgical approach to treating rotator cuff injuries. However, researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in New Orleans suggest that individuals who receive injections less than six months before a rotator cuff repair may have an increased risk for revision rotator cuff repair. As more patients elect to undergo a rotator cuff repair, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Study finds flatfoot reconstruction effective for older patients
When someone develops adult-acquired flatfoot deformity AAFD , they are offered either a reconstruction or foot fusion depending on the severity of the flatfoot and their age. Typically reconstructions are performed in younger patients, while older patients undergo fusions, even though it can limit mobility. Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery HSS presented study findings March 10 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
What if we could predict when an athlete was going to be injured?
McLean, Va. March 12, 2018 - Thousands of athletes showcased their abilities for the world in PyeongChang, South Korea, in pursuit of Olympic gold. But for every dazzling triple axel or stellar snowboarding run, athletes face the risk of career-ending injuries. Athletic performance isn t the only casualty of sports injuries. These injuries pose economic burdens on athletes and their families and can have long-lasting effects on an athlete s quality of life ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Researchers find bone density scans can also help identify cardiovascular dise...
BOSTON -- Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife s Institute for Aging Research, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, and Edith Cowan University have discovered that bone density scans, typically used to determine fracture risk, could also be an aid in identifying cardiovascular disease. The study was recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research . Researchers analyzed the bone density scans of over 1000 older women from Aust ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Patients living longer with Duchenne muscular dystrophy pose new challenge for...
Diagnostic and treatment advances are helping patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy--one of nine major types of muscular dystrophy that affects males--live into their 30s and beyond, raising challenges in such areas as education, vocation, levels of independence, personal relationships, emotional health, and intimacy. To address these shifting circumstances, as well as reflect promising new treatment options, new guidelines aimed at physicians who care ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Hip pain at night: Causes, treatment, and prevention
Lateral hip pain is the broad term used to describe pain felt on the outer side of the hip. Pain can begin suddenly or develop gradually over time. Many people experience hip pain at night.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 12
Now too much standing is bad for us, says study
My standing desk arrived earlier this month. Having written many articles about the harms of prolonged sitting, I was very excited to give it a go. So, imagine my dismay when I see this latest study standing desks might not be so beneficial after all.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 8
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency impacts children's risk for severe fore...
NEW ORLEANS, La. March 6, 2018 -Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented today at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . This is the first report that shows the important link between low vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy, less traumatic events such as ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Neuroprotective mechanisms of gene and cell therapy of spinal cord injuries
A joint paper with Kazan State Medical University appeared in Stem Cells International . The research was based at the Gene and Cell Technologies Lab of Kazan University. Previously, KFU employees suggested using gene and cell therapy to treat spinal injuries. To that end, therapeutic genes were transported to an affected spinal cord area by mononuclear cells of umbilical cord blood. Group Head Yana Mukhamedshina explains that the approach is based on gene ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
BU study: Insurance status affects in-hospital complication rates after total ...
Boston -- In-hospital complications following total knee arthroplasty TKA are higher among Medicare and Medicaid patients compared to those with private insurance. The study, which appears in the journal Orthopedics , is believed to the largest and most comprehensive assessment of medical and surgical com not plications after TKA and of specifically how patients insurance status affects overall complication rates. TKA is one of the most commonly per not fo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Salk scientists find power switch for muscles
LA JOLLA-- March 6, 2018 If you ve ever wondered how strenuous exercise translates into better endurance, researchers at the Salk Institute may have your answer. In a study published in the journal Cell Reports on March 6, 2018, scientists in Ronald Evans lab have shown that the protein ERR 947 ERR gamma helps deliver many of the benefits associated with endurance exercise. ERR 947 helps make endurance exercise possible, says Ronald Evans, who is professor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8