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Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish

Source: Medical Xpress Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain? 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. “Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and […]

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Biologic status, screw fit and position contribute to failed fifth metatarsal fracture treatment in athletes

Source: Healio TORONTO — Team physicians who treat high-level athletes with fifth metatarsal fractures, ones that are in zone 2 at the proximal extent of the fifth metatarsal and known as Jones fractures, should focus on ways to avoid failed treatment if they decide to surgically fix the fracture, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic […]

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How to Prevent Back Pain

The advances in modern technology have made our lives more convenient and efficient. You can use mobile devices and other gadgets to complete your work, order your food, do your shopping, and get your entertainment. However, too much reliance on the digital world is not without its drawbacks – our bodies were not created to […]

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7 Facts about Joint Replacement Surgery

More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the leading cause for joint replacement surgery. As human beings are living longer and more active lives, the possibility of needing joint replacement is something more people will have to consider. Can joint replacement improve quality of life? Here are 7 facts to help you […]

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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 impingement. Read More

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Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Source: Healio Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factures combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings. Read More

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Better fix for torn ACLs

Source: Science Daily A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair. […]

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Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement

Source: Healio Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the implant led by Ian Sharpe, FRCS (Tr&Orth), in Exeter, United Kingdom, patients who underwent the procedure have required no revision procedures to date. […]

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

Source: Physician’s Weekly Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Read More

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Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

Source: Science Daily After platelet-rich plasma injections, researchers have described the structural change in the healing process as well as improvement in patients’ pain and function, in a new report. Read More

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