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Levels of biomarkers after ACL surgery may signal severity of osteoarthritis l...
San Diego, CA - A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis PTOA within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Study shows surgery reverses pseudoparalysis in patients with rotator cuff tears
San Diego, CA - Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction SCR , a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function. Our data showed 26 of 27 96.3 patients with moderate pseudoparalysis and 14 of 15 93.3 with severe pseudoparalysis regained motion in their s ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Heads up tackling program decreases concussion rates, say researchers
San Diego, CA - Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA. Our study showed that the risk of a concussion in high school football athletes was 1.4 times lower from schools that utilized the Heads Up tackling education program than those who were n ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Undergoing hip replacement improves five-year quality of life
March 15, 2017 - Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life QOL through at least five years after the procedure, reports a study in the March 15 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . As pain and functioning improve after hip replacement surgery, so do scores on the Short Form-6D SF-6D --a widely used measure of patient-perceived QOL, accordi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Smoking cessation programs benefit patients prior to joint replacements
Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, according to preliminary new research that needs to be confirmed by larger studies. The researchers recommend that orthopaedic surgeons consider implementing smoking cessation programs, which may lead to bett ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trial
A new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Adverse events that had been noted in a pivotal clinical trial in women age 60 to 90 years old treated for 3 years showed no tendency to increase after a further 3 years of treatment, the study showed. In addition, women who crossed over from 3 years of placebo to 3 years of denosumab e ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure
Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study to be presented on Friday, March 17, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . According to the study, commonly-used cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, diminish this risk. The study found an association between the use of statin lipid lowering ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Home may be the best place to recover after total joint replacement surgery
Despite higher costs, many doctors recommend and some patients prefer, recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation facility following total hip THR or total knee replacement TKR surgery. And yet a new study to be presented Thursday, March 16, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , found that even patients who live alone can recover effectively and safely at home. In the past, most surgeons have been reticent to disch ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Less than half of elderly hip fracture patients take vitamin D supplements
Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS found that just 45.7 percent of patients reported consistently taking vitamin D supplements following a hip fracture, a known treatment and preventative strategy for osteoporosis. In the U.S., an estimated 44 million people have osteoporosis and another 10 million are at risk for the diseas ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 14
Keeping pitchers in the game: Potential in osteopathic medicine to prevent sho...
CHICAGO--March 13, 2017. The Spencer technique, in which a clinician guides the shoulder joint through its full range of motion ROM , may prevent injury in baseball pitchers, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . Researchers evaluated the effects of the Spencer technique on pitchers from Seton Hill University s men s baseball team. They found a single administration of the technique immediately restored internal rot ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 13
Pelvic fractures may increase older adults' risk of dying early
Adults older than 60 years face an increased risk of dying in the first 8 months following a pelvic fracture, new research indicates. In the first 4 weeks after fracture, individuals age 60 years and older faced a 3-times higher risk of death, after adjusting for confounding factors. Their elevated risk decreased over subsequent weeks but was still significant up to week 32. The results, which come from a large population-based study in Germany, emphasize ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
How exercise -- interval training in particular -- helps your mitochondria sta...
It s oft-repeated but true exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and extends your healthy lifespan. Researchers have long suspected that the benefits of exercise extend down to the cellular level, but know relatively little about which exercises help cells rebuild key organelles that deteriorate with aging. A study published March 7 in Cell Metabolism found that exercise ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7