The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: New insights
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.
Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction
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.
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
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.
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 ex-tremity 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.
Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds
Source: Science daily
From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports.