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Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

Source: Medicalxpress The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by Stephen Kates, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Read More

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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. Read More

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Why is calcific tendinitis so painful?

Source: Medicalxpress Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found a significant increase in blood vessel and pain receptor growth […]

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Study on use of umbilical cord vs. biocellulose film for antenatal spina bifida repair

Source: Medicalxpress In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from a study titled, Cryopreserved Human Umbilical Cord (HUC) vs. Biocellulose Film (BCF) for Antenatal Spina Bifida Repair. Read More

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

Source: Healio SAN DIEGO 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. Read More

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Presenter notes open tennis elbow release simple compared with arthroscopy

Source: Healio Compared with arthroscopic tennis elbow release, open tennis elbow release proved to be an easier and faster procedure, according to a presenter here Read More

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Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

Source: Medicalxpress 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 […]

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Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult

Source: Science Daily Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine. “The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical […]

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AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans

Source: Medical News Today The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle, also known as OCDknee. Read More

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Study supports efficacy of closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of crescent-fracture dislocations

Source: Healio Recently published data highlight the safety and efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation for the treatment of crescent fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac joint and indicate satisfactory function and radiographic outcomes with the procedure. Read More

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