AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans
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.
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: 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).
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
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.
Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients
This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012.
Anatomic Variation in Volar Tilt of the Scaphoid and Lunate Facet of the Distal Radius
The aim of distal radial fracture treatment is to achieve optimal function through the restoration of normal anatomy, including volar tilt. The accuracy of assessing volar tilt on standard lateral radiographs compared with anatomic tilt lateral (ATL) radiographs is uncertain.
Tips to Prevent Common Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries commonly occur during sports, recreational activities, while at work or when doing projects around the house.
10 Superfoods that Fight Arthritis (National Nutrition Month)
Arthritis is a term used to describe a group of diseases characterized by stiffness, pain, and swelling of the joints. Those suffering from this chronic joint condition know how devastating the impact of arthritis can be.
The Facts About CBD: What You Need to Know
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has many potential therapeutic uses. It is NOT psychoactive and does not cause a mind-altering “high” unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is also a compound found in the cannabis plant.