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Findings do not support use of vitamin D to reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis
Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a study appearing in the March 8 issue of JAMA . Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis occurs among 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women age 60 years or older. Currently there are no disease-modifying therapies for osteoarthritis. Vitamin D can reduce bone turnover and cartilage degradation, thus ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Loyola study finds women suffer more neck pain than men
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine s Pain Management Center. The study by Meda Raghavendra, MD and Joseph Holtman, MD, PhD, of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in Palm Sprin ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
'Tommy John' reconstructive surgeries on the rise among young athletes
NEW YORK, NY March 7, 2016 --A new study found a dramatic increase in the number of adolescents undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a pitching-related elbow injury in recent years, outstripping growth among major league pitchers. The study, performed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC , was published in the January online issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine . Everybody who follows baseball is worried about the rise i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
Combining two techniques to 'rewire' the brain may improve arm and hand moveme...
March 7, 2016 - Used in combination, two innovative rehabilitation approaches can promote better long-term recovery of arm and hand movement function in stroke survivors, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Adding peripheral nerve stimulation PNS to constraint-based therapy enhances recovery of movement ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 7
New procedure for massive rotator cuff tears restores stability better, say re...
Orlando, FL -Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day today, discussed how a new arthroscopic procedure to treat large rotator cuff tears may help patients return to sports and work quicker. Our work on utilizing an arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction ASCR res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Young baseball players could benefit from preseason arm injury prevention prog...
Orlando, FL - Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training program, showed numerous arm flexibility and strength improvements in participating athletes that could ultimately diminish the risk of injuries. Pitchers participating in this targeted pr ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Graft choice in ACL reconstruction important for surgeons, patients
Orlando, FL - Using soft tissue allografts cadaver tissue in ACL reconstructions may increase the risks for a revision reconstruction postoperatively, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day. The study adds to research demonstrating that the bone-patellar tendon-bone BPTB autograft graft harvested from the surgical patient remains a strong choice for these surgeries. Our research l ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 5
Poor helmet fit associated with concussion severity in high school football pl...
ORLANDO, Fla.--High school football players with ill-fitting helmets are at greater risk for more severe concussions, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . This study suggests that incorrect helmet fit may be one variable that predisposes a football player to sustain a more severe concussion, said senior study author Joseph Torg, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outco...
ORLANDO, Fla.--The use of opioids narcotic pain medication , often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
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, missed work, and health care and transportation costs for ...
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 Americans--primarily women--each year. Citing moderate evidence, the ...
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 are at a critical time for building their bones, said senior ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3