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Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

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.

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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Source: Wolters Kluwer

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.

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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.

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Footwear habits influence child and adolescent motor skill development

Source: Science Daily

Researchers show that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes.

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Following pitch count guidelines may help young baseball players prevent injuries

Source: Science Daily

Young pitchers who exceed pitch count limits are more prone to elbow injuries. Season statistics of players were compared relative to pitch count limits.

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Strong Workout, Stronger Recovery!

Source: Abc30

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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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

Source: Medical Xpress

"Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Source: Eurek Alert

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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Deltoid pain: Types and treatment

Source: Medical News Today

The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion. It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm.

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What a pain: The iPad neck plagues women more

Source: Science Daily

Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are biggest factors behind developing 'iPad neck' and shoulder pain, new study finds. A UNLV study published this month in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that gender and posture are among the most significant risk factors behind developing 'iPad neck.'

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

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

Source: Science Daily

Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35 percent from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to new research. Men experienced the most fractures due to cycling, while the most common cause of fractures in women was horseback riding. The most common cause of cervical spine injury in the United States was football, with the majority of those injuries being sprains.

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Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks

Source: Medical Xpress

Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery

Source: HealthDay

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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Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

Source: HealthDay

For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests.

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What is the best thing for stiff joints?

Source: Medical News Today

Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.

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Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury

Source: Medical Xpress

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) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Source: Healio

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate.

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Martial arts can be hazardous to kids

Source: Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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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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Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

Source: Healio

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.

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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Source: Healio

Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital length of stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results.

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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.

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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Source: Healio

Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Source: Healio

Patients who received a newer prosthesis similar to the Miller-Galante knee design showed significantly better Knee Society function scores than patients who had a long-used prosthesis to which it was compared. However, the two implants performed about the same at short-term follow-up, according to a presenter.

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ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures

Source: Healio

Treatment of overtly unstable malleolar fractures with close contact casting showed outcomes equivalent to those of open reduction and internal fixation among elderly patients and were associated with a cost reduction in results of a multicenter study presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, here.

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Rates of Complications and Secondary Surgeries After In Situ Cubital Tunnel Release Compared With Ulnar Nerve Transposition: A Retrospective Review

Source: Jhandsurg

The short-term complication rates of cubital tunnel surgery are low (3.2%), but higher for patients with chronic kidney disease. The secondary surgery rate after cubital tunnel surgery was 5.7% overall, but higher for patients with prior elbow trauma and for patients undergoing ulnar nerve transposition.

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Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

Source: Healio

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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