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  • Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

    Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    ACL injury can age the knee by an estimated 30 years," said Dr. Lou DeFrate, author of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research review. "Since this injury is so common in young people, it is important to prevent these degenerative changes to maintain joint health and function long into adulthood.

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  • Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

    Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete
    Source:
    NCBI

    Shoulder complaints are common in the overhead athlete. Understanding the biomechanics of throwing and swimming requires understanding the importance of maintaining the glenohumeral relationship of the shoulder. Capsular laxity, humeral retrotorsion, glenoid retroversion, glenohumeral internal rotation deficit, and scapular dyskinesis can all contribute to shoulder dysfunction and pain.

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  • Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

    Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men
    Source:
    Science Daily

    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 researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, during adolescence and young adulthood, had greater hip and lumbar spine bone mineral density than those who did not.

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  • Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners

    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).

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  • Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery

    Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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