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Study: Surgery for herniated discs in neck can be safely performed in outpatie...
Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF , can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS in New York City. The research, titled, A Comparison of Multilevel Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Performed in an Inpatient versus Outpatient Setting, was presented today at the American ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
No increased risk of complications for joint replacement in ambulatory surgery...
The typical length of stay in hospital after hip replacement and knee replacement procedures has decreased over the last decade from about four days to under two days. It s early in the trend, but there is a massive shift taking place toward more ambulatory hip and knee replacement surgeries that allow that patients go home on the same day of their operations, says Michael P. Ast, MD, a hip and knee replacement surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. Curr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes
LAS VEGAS, NV -Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come at the cost of increased injuries during their athletic careers. Our research indica ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL rec...
LAS VEGAS, NV - Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction BFR therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. Providing BFR as part of the rehabilitation efforts following ACL surgery, appears to help preserv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option
LAS VEGAS, NV - The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction SCR surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five years after surgery, built upon earlier research which examined short-term p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Gene medication to help treat spinal cord injuries
The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. After several months of treatment, rodents were able to use previously paralyzed limbs. Researchers at Kazan Federal University are now seeking pre-clinical trial investment. One of the problems with spinal cord injuries is that after they occur, a connective tissue cicatrix forms around them. This prevents further growth of axons. The research group wants to decrease cicatrix grow ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Back pain and shortness of breath: 10 causes
The back is prone to injury because it works hard to keep the body in an upright position and support the basic daily movements. When back pain occurs alongside shortness of breath, causing difficult or painful breathing, some people may worry that the cause is more serious.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Back pain in pregnancy: Causes, pain relief, and prevention
Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
Certain factors linked with higher risk of infection after orthopaedic surgery
In an International Wound Journal study of 4,818 older patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgeries, five risk factors were linked with an increased risk of developing surgical site infections, including diabetes, morbid obesity, tobacco smoking, prolonged surgical duration, and lower serum albumin levels prior to surgery. Among the 4,818 patients in the study, 74 patients developed surgical site infections within one year. Therefore, the overall inc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Insomnia-associated gene regions suggest underlying mechanisms, treatment targ...
An international research team led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified 57 gene regions associated with symptoms of insomnia. Their report, which also indicates a causal link between insomnia and coronary artery disease, is receiving advance online publication in Nature Genetics . Our findings confirm a role for genetics in insomnia symptoms and expand upon the four previously f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Study finds ultrasound can assess bone health, increase early screening for os...
CHICAGO--February 25, 2019--In a study that could lead to wide use of inexpensive ultrasound screenings for osteoporosis, researchers found data from ultrasonography of the calcaneus heel bone was equal to data gathered using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry DXA , which is considered the gold standard for assessing bone health. The findings could lead to lower costs and increased screening for populations at-risk for bone diseases, which study authors say ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Stem cells provide greater insight into rotator cuff disease
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Rotator cuff tears are common injuries, and proper healing of the shoulder muscle is often difficult. Chronic tears often result in fat accumulation within the rotator cuff muscles, resulting in negative clinical outcomes, including weakening and atrophy of the muscles, says Manuel Schubert, M.D. , resident in orthopaedic surgery at Michigan Medicine. It s believed that this process of fat infiltration makes rotator cuff muscle damage on ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4