Healthcare News

Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA

Source:
Healio


Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.


Read More

 

New Procedure May Replace Traditional Hip Replacement Surgery

Source:
Healthline


Subchondroplasty involves an injection of bone substitute. Advocates say it’s easier, less invasive, and has a quicker recovery time.


Read More

 

Does platelet rich plasma for the knee work?

Source:
Medical News Today


Platelet-rich plasma makes it possible to heal painful knee injuries, using a person's own blood.
Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.


Read More

 

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system.

Source:
News Medical Net


Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks.


Read More

 

Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

Source:
Science Daily


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.


Read More

 

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain

Source:
RSNA NewsTM


According to a new study published online in the journal Radiology, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.


Read More

 

Better fix for torn ACL's.

Source:
Science Daily


A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.


Read More

 

Comparable results seen with high vs low intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction.

Source:
Healio


Results from this randomized controlled trial showed both low- and high-intensity plyometric exercise for rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction positively affected knee function, knee impairments and psychological status among patients after 8 weeks of intervention.


Read More

 

Hip dysplasia: When is surgery required?

Source:
Mayo Clinic


Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the top portion of the thigh bone doesn't fit properly in the socket portion of the hip joint — either because it is out of place or it is not the correct shape. In many cases, this condition is present at birth. Some people may not be diagnosed during childhood, however, and only when symptoms appear later is the problem identified. Although some adults with hip dysplasia need surgery to correct the problem, total hip replacement isn’t always necessary.


Read More

 

Care of shoulder pain in the overhead athlete.

Source:
PubMed


Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder.


Read More

 

Imoprovements in ACL surgery may help prevent osteoarthritis.

Source:
Surgical Products mag


Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes.


Read More

 

The reliontship betwen shoulder stiffness and rotator cuff healing.

Source:
PubMed


Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness.


Read More

 

Obesity to blame for epidemic of knee problems.

Source:
WebMD


Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.


Read More

 

Research finds decrease in opiod use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement.

Source:
News-Medical.net


In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.


Read More

 

Over the counter pain killers treated painful injuries as well as opiods in new study.

Source:
Los Angeles Times


In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.


Read More

 

Preventing long-term complications of an ACL tear

Source:
Medical Xpress


A torn ACL (also known as the anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the most common knee injuries, with as many as 200,000 cases per year in the U.S. Young people under the age of 20 are at particular risk, in part because of participation in sports.


Despite the frequency of torn ACLs, many people don't know that the injury results in a significant risk of developing arthritis within 10 to . Around 70 to 80 percent of patients with a torn ACL will develop arthritis within that timeframe. Because most ACL injuries occur in young people, this means that arthritis could set in at a very early age. If a patient is 15 years old when she tears her ACL, for example, she could be struggling with arthritis by the age of 30.


Read More

 

Tenodesis, tenotomy showed favorable results in treatment of long head of biceps tendon lesions

Source:
Healio


Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed favorable results with both tenodesis and tenotomy in the treatment of lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon.


Read More


 

Patient Understanding, Expectations, and Satisfaction Regarding Rotator Cuff Injuries and Surgical Management

Source:
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery


Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common in orthopaedics, with rotator cuff repair surgery consistently reported as one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important outcome metric as health care continues to evolve with regard to quality measures affecting physician reimbursement.


Read More

 

Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

Source:
Medical Xpress


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.


Read More

 

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Source:
News Medical Net


Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks.


Read More

 

Knee Injections vs. Knee Replacement: What are My Options?

Source:
Medical News Today


According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans have arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease. Though it can occur in younger people, it often affects people 50 years of age and older.


Read More