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  • Martial arts can be hazardous to kids

    Perhaps there’s a black belt in your child’s future. But for safety’s sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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  • BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration

    Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a commonly performed orthopedic procedure with more than 100,000 reconstructions performed annually in the United States. Despite improved surgical techniques and rehabilitation protocols, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure rates range from 5% to 25%.

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  • Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

    In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.

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  • Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

    Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.

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  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

    Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
    Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
    A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

    Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data.

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  • Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

    Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.

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  • Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

    Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factures combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.

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  • Better fix for torn ACLs

    A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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