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Surgery that restores hand and elbow function in quadriplegics is underused

Source: Medical xpress A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics by Loyola Medicine hand surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS. Read More

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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. Read More

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Helping kids with brain tumors recover beyond the disease

Source: Science daily Although survival rates for children with brain tumors have greatly improved, many survivors report ongoing cognitive, physical, and social problems after treatment has ended. Social competence, including how well a child interacts with and is liked by peers, is a critical aspect of normal child development. Read More

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

Source: News-medical 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

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Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components

Source: Healio Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning. Read More

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Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Source: Healio Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data. Read More

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Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish

Source: Medical xpress The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives. Read More

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Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells

Source: Medical xpress Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced pluripotent stem cells might someday be […]

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Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia.

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Read More

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Improvements seen after reverse PAO for patients with FAI secondary to acetabular retroversion

Source: Healio At mid- and long-term follow-up, clinical and radiographic results improved among young patients with either isolated retroversion or retroversion and hip dysplasia who underwent reverse periacetabular osteotomy for treatment of femoroacetabular impingeme Read More

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