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'Watch' helps surgeons minimize potential risks of all-inside meniscal repair
Needham, MA.- JBJS Case Connector , an online case report journal published by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , has issued a Watch regarding potential risks with anchor-based all-inside meniscal repairs. While all-inside techniques have many advantages, including shorter surgical time and reduced risk of damage to neurovascular tissues, potential drawbacks include risks of local soft-tissue irritation and implant migration or breakage. In particular ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 24
Patient satisfaction is good indicator of success after spinal surgery
July 24, 2015 - Patient satisfaction ratings after surgery for spinal degenerative disease--especially in terms of reduced pain and disability--are a good indicator of the procedure s effectiveness, reports a study in the August issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Patient satisfaction with outcome may accurately represent the effectiveness of surgical spine care in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 24
Former professional rugby players have greater cervical spine degeneration
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA JULY 21, 2015 . French researchers used clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging MRI studies to determine whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in the general population. To the best of the authors knowledge, this is the largest study of its kind covering any professional contact sport, and it confirms greater cervical spine degeneration in form ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 21
How effective is total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis for which the surgery is indicated. In a new study that assessed the effects of total knee replacement in rheumatoid arthritis patients versus osteoarthritis patients, researchers found that the surgery is highly eff ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 20
What is a good looking penis?
In a new study, women considered the position and shape of the urethral opening to be the least important aspects of a penis appearance. They also perceived the genitals of men who underwent surgery to treat distal hypospadias--a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis--to be as normal-looking as nonaffected, circumcised genitals. The information may help prevent the development of shame or impaired genital ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 20
Coaches can be a strong influence in preventing football injuries, say researc...
ROSEMONT, IL - Teaching coaches about injury prevention and contact restrictions pays off, say researchers who tracked injury rates among youth football players during the 2014 season. With an estimated three million youth aged 7 to 14 years old playing tackle football each year, preventing injuries is key. Our study showed that kids who received a comprehensive education from a coach had fewer injuries, said lead author Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH of the Da ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 17
Surgery a better treatment option for some hamstring injuries
ORLANDO, FL - Patients treated surgically for a hamstring rupture demonstrated better results than those treated only with therapy, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Overall, patients in this study treated with surgery had a trend towards better lower extremity function as well as a higher likelihood of returning to re-injury activities than those treated non- ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Older athletes able to return to sport after rotator cuff repair
ORLANDO, FL - Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Seventy-seven percent of our patients who had an arthroscopic repair of a full thickness rotator cuff tear, were able to return to their sport at a similar level of intensity, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Tommy John surgeries increasing for youth athletes
ORLANDO, FL - Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Our results showed that 15-19 year-olds accounted for 56.7 percent of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction UCLR or Tommy John surgeries performed in the U.S. between 2 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Surgeries before college athletics may result in more injuries during college ...
ORLANDO, FL - Athletes who ve had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. This is the first study to look at the relationship between precollegiate surgery and future injury requiring surgery in collegiate athletes. Our ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Like sitting, standing in the workplace may have long-term health consequences
Recent research has warned of the health detriments associated with sitting for long stretches of time at the office, but what about the nearly half of all employees worldwide who are required to stand for more than 75 of their workdays Prolonged standing is associated with short-term adverse health issues, including reports of fatigue, leg cramps, and backaches, which can affect job performance and cause significant discomfort. A new study published in Hu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Improved care and fewer deaths since introduction of NHS hip fracture initiative
Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the introduction of a collaborative national initiative to tackle the issue, according to a new study published in the Medical Care journal. Hip fracture is the most common serious injury of older people. In the UK there are around 70,000 cases per year in people aged 60 years and older , while in the US there are approximately 250,000 cases in peop ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16