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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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  • Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete

    Care of Shoulder Pain in the Overhead Athlete
    Source:
    Healio

    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.

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  • Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

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

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes

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  • The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain

    The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain
    Source:
    Medical Express

    An online intervention combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain. This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient access to effective treatments. Results of a randomized, controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  • Less than half of elderly hip fracture patients take vitamin D supplements

    Less than half of elderly hip fracture patients take vitamin D supplements
    Source:
    Medical Express

    Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that just 45.7 percent of patients reported consistently taking vitamin D supplements following a hip fracture, a known treatment and preventative strategy for osteoporosis.

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