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How to treat hip osteoarthritis

Source:
Medical News Today


Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.


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Causes and treatments for burning in the knee

Source:
Medical News Today


Knee joints are under a lot of physical stress each day. It is very common to experience pain in one or both knees due to normal wear and tear, physical activity, or injury. Often, if a person has a knee injury or strain, the pain can feel as though it is burning.


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What to know about shoulder impingement

Source:
Medical News Today


Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer's shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade.


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What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

Source:
Medical News Today


Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless.


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Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture

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Medical Xpress


Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.


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Using Your Own Tissue vs. Donor Graft for ACL Surgery

Source:
Verywell Health


Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament is a devastating injury for athletes of all ages. Treatment usually involves surgery. If you undergo surgical reconstruction, you may have to choose between using your own tissue or using a donor graft.


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Is Partial Knee Replacement Right For You?

Source:
Verywell Health


The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.


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Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

Source:
Science Daily


Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are required to help patients suffering from chronic tendon injuries. A novel study identified mediators that promote resolution of inflammation as potential new therapeutics to push chronically injured tendons down an inflammation-resolving pathway.


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Recommendations to prevent secondary fractures in adults 65+ with osteoporosis

Source:
Medical Xpress


A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture—the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis.


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Expert tips for reducing running injuries

Source:
Medical Xpress


Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.


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Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention

Source:
Verywell Health


The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help?


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One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

Source:
Health Day


Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report.


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What to know about hamstring tendonitis

Source:
Medical News Today


Hamstring tendonitis is an injury to one or both of the hamstring tendons, which are part of the thick band of muscles and tendons called the hamstrings. The hamstring tendons connect the hamstring muscles to the pelvis, knee, and shinbones.


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Researchers watch the knee degenerate and understand how osteoarthritis may begin

Source:
Medical Xpress


For hockey great Bobby Orr, a torn knee ligament ended his career at age 30. Orr had more than 17 knee operations, at one point having his meniscus removed—the cartilaginous tissue that helps stabilize and lubricate the knee joint. Now scientists can see in real time just how important the meniscus is.


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Mobile gait analysis and feedback system could help patients walk normally after hip joint operation

Source:
News Medical Net


Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system developed by a Kaiserslautern research team in cooperation with physicians and biomechanics shall help to achieve this goal.


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Is chest pain during exercise serious?

Source:
Medical News Today


Everyone, including people in excellent shape, can experience pain in their chest during exercise. The many potential causes range from benign to potentially life-threatening.


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The 7 Best Tennis Elbow Braces to Buy in 2018

Source:
Very Well Fit


You don’t have to play tennis to develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where you develop tears in tendons that attach your forearm muscles to your elbow.


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Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

Source:
Very Well Health


Are your shoulders stiff? You may be suffering from stiff shoulder syndrome. Could it be from Parkinson’s disease?


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BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

Source:
Medical Xpress


Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study to assess how BMI and inflammation might impact the observed association between greater fiber intake and the lower risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.


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Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery

Source:
Science Daily


Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing nationwide registers finds.


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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

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Medical News Today


New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.


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Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners?

Source:
Science Daily


Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.


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Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

Source:
News Medical


New findings published today show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.


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Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes

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Medical Xpress


Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.


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What you need to know about shoulder pain — and shoulder surgery

Source:
Chicago Tribune


The part of the body we call the shoulder consists of several joints that work with tendons and muscles to allow the arm to move in many directions. We can bowl a perfect game or reach the top shelf thanks to this system of joints, muscles and tendons. However, it is possible to overextend the shoulder and end up with pain. When your shoulder is painful, everyday life activities become difficult.


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Strong Workout, Stronger Recovery!

Source:
Ivanhoe


The American Heart Association says that running is good for your heart. But for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will sustain at least one injury. But, there are things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.


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2 Simple Shoulder Exercises Anyone Who Works Out Should Be Doing

Source:
Self


Rotator cuff muscles may be small, but they're majorly important


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Researchers determine the rate of return to sport after shoulder surgery

Source:
Medical Xpress


Athletes with shoulder instability injuries often undergo shoulder stabilization surgery to return to sport (RTS) and perform at their preinjury activity level. Returning to sports in a timely fashion and being able to perform at a high level are priorities for these athletes undergoing surgery.


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4 things to know about recovering from knee replacement surgery

Source:
Dominion Post


After total knee replacement surgery, the vast majority of patients achieve excellent functional results,” said Dr. Jacob Conjeski, a joint reconstruction specialist for Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates. “But the recovery process takes time and differs patient to patient.


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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

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US News


As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media, especially if I'm being interviewed about a professional athlete.


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Patient-specific planning, navigation system improves the THA experience

Source:
Healio


Total hip arthroplasty routinely provides patients with greatly improved quality of life, however the process of performing THA requires that many anatomical issues must be addressed that are not predicted on preoperative radiographs.


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What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?

Source:
Medical News Today


Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissues that help the shoulder to move. The condition is also called an impinged shoulder or impingement syndrome.


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Study shows men and women tear ACL the same way in non-contact injury

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Corporate Dukehealth


DURHAM, N.C. – While women are two to four times more likely than men to tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee, the cause of this injury is no different between the sexes, according to new research from Duke Health.


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New Hip-Replacement Study Anticipates Growth

Source:
Drugwatch


Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.


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Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury

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Prnewswire


NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)..


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Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery.

Source:
Consumer Healthday


(HealthDay News) -- The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area.


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Study shows cycling as number one cause of cervical fractures in men

Source:
Sciencedaily


Collaborative effort utilizing statistical analysis allowed for search of 50,000 patient cases in national database.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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