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Subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased risk of hip and other fractures

Source: Science Daily In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a low serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in a person without clinical symptoms and normal thyroid hormone concentrations on blood tests. Read More

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University of Iowa team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

Source: Medical News Today Injectable gel encourages self-healing of cartilage Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even after surgery, […]

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Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine

Source: Healio The authors are from the Department of Radiology (JJM, LWB) and the Department of Neurosurgery (PDS), Florida Hospital, Orlando; and Florida State University College of Medicine (AJE), Tallahassee, Florida. Read More

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MRI showed imaging abnormalities but good clinical results with ACI

Source: Healio CHICAGO MRI appearance of autologous chondrocyte implantation showed imaging abnormalities at 65.8-month follow-up; however, autologous chondrocyte implantation was still found to produce good clinical results, according to data presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, here Read More

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Elective Hand Surgery After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Cancer

Source: Healio After axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), patients are cautioned against ipsilateral interventional procedures to avoid the theoretical increased risk of postoperative complications, particularly lymphedema. The authors goal was to evaluate the complications of elective hand surgery after ALND. Read More

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Caregivers frequently unaware of safety guidelines for young baseball pitchers

Source: Healio Results of a survey presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated caregivers were frequently unaware of safety guidelines recommended for young baseball pitchers. Read More

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Phone counseling reduces pain, disability after back surgery

Source: Science Daily Having a short series of phone conversations with trained counselors can substantially boost recovery and reduce pain in patients after spinal surgery, a new study shows. The phone calls, designed to enrich standard pre- and post-operative care by reinforcing the value of sticking with physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens, are a […]

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A hip and trunk training program for athletes reduces ACL injuries

Source: Medical Xpress With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all levels of sport. Read More

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An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers

Source: Daily Rx The love of America’s pastime might lead many young players to play as often and as hard as they can, sometimes for multiple teams. However, that might increase these players’ risk of getting hurt. Read More

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Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Source: Daily Rx If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy. Read More

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