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Study shows cycling as number one cause of cervical fractures in men
Source:
ScienceNewsline.com

Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35 percent from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Men experienced the most fractures due to cycling, while the most common cause of fractures in women was horseback riding. The most common cause of cervical spine injury in the United States was football, with the majority of those injuries being sprains.

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Less pain post TKA with addition of peripheral nerve blocks
Source:
Medical Xpress

Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.

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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. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions symptoms that indicate surgery is needed:

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Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury
Source:
ScienceNewsline.com

A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.

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Delayed rotator cuff repair yielded superior functional outcomes vs immediate repair
Source:
Healio

Despite inferior baseline patient-reported outcomes, patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with concomitant biceps procedure had greater improvement in outcomes at 1-year postoperatively compared with patients who underwent rotator cuff repair alone, according to results.

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Concomitant rotator cuff, biceps repair led to greater improvement in PROs
Source:
Healio

Despite inferior baseline patient-reported outcomes, patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with concomitant biceps procedure had greater improvement in outcomes at 1-year postoperatively compared with patients who underwent rotator cuff repair alone, according to results.

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The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing
Source:
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

In patients who developed stiffness after surgery, a rotator cuff repair was more likely to heal.

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Martial arts can be hazardous to kids
Source:
Medical xpress

Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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Mouthguard a key defense against sports-related injuries
Source:
Medical xpress

Compared with ACL tears, the quadriceps muscle of the injured limb had greater strength and endurance after PCL tears, according to study results.

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