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After an injury, practicing movements at different speeds improves certain nerve functions

Source: Medical xpress Changes in one circuit of nerves, but not another, in the spinal cord depend on how quickly muscles must move to complete a task, according to results from the Human Motor Control Laboratory of Professor Kozo Funase, PhD, at Hiroshima University. The results could influence physical therapy routin es for patients struggling […]

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Arthroscopic Treatment of Hip Pain in Adolescent Patients With Borderline Dysplasia of the Hip: Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up

Source: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery This study shows favorable 2-year outcomes in adolescent patients with borderline dysplasia undergoing labral treatment and capsular plication. Outcomes in the borderline dysplastic patients were as good as those of a control group. Although adolescents with borderline dysplasia have traditionally been a challenging group of patients […]

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Total knee arthroplasty: analysis shows EXPAREL reduces length of hospital stay and improves discharge status compared to standard analgesic modality

Source: Medical News Today Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced results of new data showing that EXPAREL┬« (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) infiltration compared to a standard analgesic regimen in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) significantly decreased the length of hospital stay and increased the likelihood that a patient would be discharged to their home rather […]

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Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA

Source: Healio Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital length of stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results. Read More

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Measuring severity of spinal cord injuries

Source: Science Daily Injuries to the spinal cord partially or completely disrupt the neural pathways between the brain and the limbs. The consequences for the representation of the affected limbs in the brain can be drastic. Researchers have now measured how severely this representation is affected. Read More

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Low Star Excursion Balance Test scores linked with risk of ankle sprains in football players

Source: Healio Recently published results that evaluated high school and collegiate football players during the preseason highlighted lower Star Excursion Balance Test scores for anterior reach as a predictor of lateral ankle sprains and noted players who had these injuries had a significantly higher BMI. Read More

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Researchers identify a new cause of inherited neuropathy

Source: Medical Xpress Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a family of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system, affecting approximately one in 2,500 Americans. Its most common iteration, CMT1, comes in many forms, most of which have to date been linked to a small set of causative genes Read More

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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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