ORIF, new casting method showed similar results for unstable ankle fractures
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.
Presenter notes open tennis elbow release simple compared with arthroscopy
Compared with arthroscopic tennis elbow release, open tennis elbow release proved to be an easier and faster procedure, according to a presenter here
Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men
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.
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.
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.
Study supports efficacy of closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of crescent-fracture dislocations
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.
Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners
Source: Medical News Today
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).
Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
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.
Innovative tissue engineering strategies to repair spinal disc herniation
Source: Medical Xpress
New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Bilateral Distal Tibial Transitional Ankle Fractures
A 13-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with bilateral ankle pain and swelling following a 5-foot fall from a swing set.