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Wearable neuromuscular device may help reduce ACL injuries in female soccer pl...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. The study showed functional improvements in athletes who used the devices in combination with a regular training program. Our study showed that training with a wearable neuromuscular WNM devic ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Hamstring injuries, both acute and chronic are on the rise in baseball and injury prevention programs may help stem this trend, says lead author, Holly Silvers-Granelli ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Treating first time shoulder dislocations with surgery can benefit young athle...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Shoulder instability is most common in the young, athletic population, bringing a focus to how these injuries are best treated. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, demonstrated that surgery after a first-time shoulder dislocation lowered the re-injury risks and need for follow-up surgery when compared to those who were initially treated non-o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Location of UCL tears in MLB pitchers can help determine if surgery is necessary
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Ulnar collateral ligament UCL injuries in Major League Baseball MLB pitchers are high-impact due to player time lost and the resulting effect on teams and an athlete s career, making treatment decisions an even greater challenge for physicians. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, shows that the location of ligament tears within a pitcher s el ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Females under 25 at greater risk for ACL re-tear, say researchers
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine s Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Our research noted that female patients under the age of 25 with a graft size of less than 8 mm have an increased chance of re-tearing their ACL following reconstruction. A ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 7
Doggy paddles help dogs to stay on the move
Canine hydrotherapy improves the mobility of Labradors suffering from elbow dysplasia. Not only this, it also positively affects the strides of healthy dogs, showing great potential as both a therapeutic tool and an effective way to keep your dog fit. Mobility is a huge issue for dogs suffering from forelimb lameness, affecting their ability to live a normal happy, doggy life. The most common cause of forelimb lameness is elbow dysplasia, a genetic disorde ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jul 6
Corticosteroid injections may be ineffective for low back pain
People who suffer from low back pain often turn to epidural corticosteroid injections for some relief. According to new research, however, such treatment fails to provide long-term respite, if any.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jul 5
Rx for better orthopaedic surgeons: Track their errors as well as their skills
In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers found that tracking the trainees performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors. The takeaway message is that checklists of procedural steps are a good way to assess the technical skills of thes ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 29
Foot wrap offers alternative to medication for patients with restless legs syn...
Authors from Lake Erie Research Institute in Pennsylvania report an adjustable foot wrap caused to treat restless legs syndrome RLS is 1.4 times more effective than the standard pharmaceutical treatment. The pilot study published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association . The eight-week clinical trial involved 30 otherwise healthy adults with moderate to severe restless leg syndrome. Researchers studied Clinical Global Impression respon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
Index could help identify women at risk for rapid bone loss
Washington, DC--Researchers have developed an index to better predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Osteoporosis is often referred to as a silent disease because individuals who have it experience few noticeable symptoms. The progressive condition occurs when bones grow structurally weak and become more ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 23
JBMR perspective: A crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis
WASHINGTON, DC June 23, 2016 - The remarkable progress made over the past 30 years to reduce fractures and dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of osteoporosis patients is rapidly being reversed, say two bone health experts in a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research JBMR article published online today. Sundeep Khosla, MD, a practicing endocrinologist, research scientist, professor of medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational S ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 23
Is Huntington's disease more common than we thought?
MINNEAPOLIS - More people may have the potential to develop Huntington s disease than previously thought, according to a study published in the June 22, 2016, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. But the increase comes in the percentage of people who have a lower risk of developing the hereditary disease, which causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual abilities, emotional problems and eventual ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22