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Treatment of Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocation With Bone Defect

Source: Healio Locked posterior shoulder dislocation is an uncommon condition and is associated with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion in 50% of cases. The condition is likely to occur in cases of violent trauma, seizures, or electric shock. Unrecognized dislocation with humeral head fracture affects joint function and humeral head vascularity and may lead to chronic […]

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

Source: Medical Xpress 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 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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Rates of Complications and Secondary Surgeries After In Situ Cubital Tunnel Release Compared With Ulnar Nerve Transposition: A Retrospective Review

Source: Jhandsurg The short-term complication rates of cubital tunnel surgery are low (3.2%), but higher for patients with chronic kidney disease. The secondary surgery rate after cubital tunnel surgery was 5.7% overall, but higher for patients with prior elbow trauma and for patients undergoing ulnar nerve transposition. Read More

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The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: New insights

Source: MDlinx In this article, the researchers propose a novel analgesic mechanism for vitamin C; as a cofactor for the biosynthesis of amidated opioid peptides. As per observations, it seems that vitamin C is a safe and effective adjunctive therapy for acute and chronic pain relief in specific patient groups. Read More

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

Source: Healio Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach. Read More

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AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans

Source: Healio The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released appropriate use criteria to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle in pediatric patients. 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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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

Source: RSNA News Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Read More

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Source: Healio Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate. Read More

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