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  • Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

    Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems
    Source:
    WebMD

    Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
    Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
    A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

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  • High risk of injury in young elite athletes

    High risk of injury in young elite athletes
    Source:
    Science Daily

    Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and higher training volume and intensity, research from in Sweden shows.

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  • Noninvasive procedure is superior to steroid injection for painful knee osteoarthritis

    Noninvasive procedure is superior to steroid injection for painful knee osteoarthritis
    Source:
    Science Daily

    For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a minimally invasive procedure called cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) provides better pain reduction and functional improvement compared to steroid injection of the knee, concludes a study.

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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
    Source:
    Science Daily

    Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

    Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears
    Source:
    Healio

    Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according to recently published data.

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