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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

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Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach. » Read more Source: Healio

Femoral Component Revision of Total Hip Arthroplasty

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This article highlights the most common indications for revision after THA and offers recommendations for how to approach revision of the femoral component. » Read more Source: Healio

Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

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From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports » Read more Source: Science Daily

Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

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Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury. » Read more Source: Healio

Technique pearls for revision shoulder arthroplasty aid in preventing fracture, preserving bone stock

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We present simple techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty using a telescoping osteotome technique for glenoid removal, an open-book (vertical) osteotomy technique for extraction of the humeral stem and the use of an ultrasonic device and carbide burr for clearing bone and cement mantles. » Read more Source: Healio

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

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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 Source: Healio

Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

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Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results. » Read more Source: Healio

Better fix for torn ACLs

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Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Anterior vs. posterior: Does surgical approach impact hip replacement outcomes?

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The surgical approach to total hip replacement (THR)—either from the front of the body or the side/back (anterior versus posterior)—has no impact on outcomes six months after surgery, according to research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

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Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. » Read more Source: Medical […]