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  • Better fix for torn ACLs

    Better fix for torn ACLs
    Source:
    Science Daily

    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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  • Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

    Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA
    Source:
    Healio

    Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.

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  • Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction

    Comparable results seen with high- vs low-intensity plyometric exercise after ACL reconstruction
    Source:
    Healio

    Results from this randomized controlled trial showed both low- and high-intensity plyometric exercise for rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction positively affected knee function, knee impairments and psychological status among patients after 8 weeks of intervention.

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  • Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

    Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

    Lanfeng Huang, from the Second Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues enrolled 250 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of knee OA and randomized them to an exercise treatment test group (128 patients) and a traditional treatment control group (122 patients). The test group used quadriceps isometric contraction exercise, while the control group used local physical therapy and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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  • Vitamin B6 linked to increased risk of hip fracture

    Vitamin B6 linked to increased risk of hip fracture
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    Vitamin B6, but not vitamin B12, is associated with increased risk of hip fracture during extended follow-up, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

    Maria Garcia Lopez, M.D., from the University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, and colleagues conducted a secondary analysis of combined data from two large randomized controlled trials to examine the effect of an intervention with B-vitamins on the risk of hip fracture. The intervention consisted of a daily capsule of folic acid plus vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, folic acid plus vitamin B12, folic acid plus vitamin B6, or placebo.

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