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

    BLOG: Hardware complications in revision ACL reconstruction take careful consideration
    Source:
    Healio

    Revision ACLR can pose a variety of surgical challenges. Evaluation of patient risk factors, prior surgical technique, prior tunnel placement, tunnel osteolysis, prior grafts utilized and implanted hardware must be considered prior to performing a revision ACLR case.

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