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  • Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery

    Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery
    Source:
    HealthDay

    The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It's common for athletes -- for example, baseball pitchers -- to injure this area.

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  • Incidence of and Risk Factors for Knee Collateral Ligament Injuries With Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Study of 32,441 Patients

    Incidence of and Risk Factors for Knee Collateral Ligament Injuries With Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Study of 32,441 Patients
    Source:
    Healio

    Proximal tibia fractures are associated with concurrent collateral ligament injuries. Failure to recognize these injuries may lead to chronic knee instability. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for concurrent collateral ligament injuries with proximal tibia fractures and their association with inpatient outcomes.

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  • Menopause found to worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

    Menopause found to worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    A recent study published in Rheumatology suggests that women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal.

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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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