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Age no barrier for back surgery benefits

Source: Medical Xpress Seniors can benefit from herniated disc surgery, according to the results of a study conducted by Mattis A. Madsbu, a medical student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and colleagues at the Department of Neurosurgery at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. Madsbu’s supervisor was NTNU consultant neurosurgeon Sasha […]

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Exercise good for the spine

Source: Medical Xpress A world-first study has shown that specific physical activity benefits the discs in our spines and may help to prevent and manage spinal pain. Read More

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Intraoperative Methadone Cuts Post-Op Opioid Use in Spine Sx

Source: HealthDay For patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery, intraoperative methadone administration is associated with reduced postoperative opioid requirements, according to a study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology. Read More

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Intense training without proper recovery may compromise bone health in elite rowers

Source: Science Daily Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that the extended, high-intensity training sessions of elite athletes could reverse beneficial bone changes. Read More

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Overuse injuries more common in kids who specialize in individual sport

Source: Science Daily Young athletes who specialize in an individual sport – such as gymnastics, tennis and dance – were at higher risk for overuse injuries (i.e. gradual onset of pain and symptoms), compared to those who focus on a single team sport, according to a study Read More

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Women more sensitized than men to metal used in joint replacement

Source: Science Daily Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing factor, suggests a study. Read More

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Elderly patients with foot pain at increased risk for falls

Source: Healio Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology. Read More

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Patients’ own fat tissue can help treat joint problems

Source: Science Daily A new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing. Read More

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Dry needling offers alternative to cortisone injection for hip pain

Source: Medical Xpress Dry needling may be a viable treatment alternative to cortisone injection for patients with chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip, thus avoiding the potentially harmful effects of steroids, according to a new study published in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical […]

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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Source: Medical Xpress 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 […]

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