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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports
Source:
Health Day

Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Source:
Medical Xpress

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
Source:
Medical News Today

The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion.

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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?
Source:
Healthline

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media, especially if I'm being interviewed about a professional athlete.

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Why Do I Have Uneven Shoulders?
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Healthline

Uneven shoulders occur when one shoulder is higher than the other. This can be a slight or significant difference and may be due to several causes. Luckily, there are steps you can take to bring your body back into balance and alignment.

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Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries
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Consumer Healthday

In 2016, more than 60,500 people were treated for basketball-related foot injuries in U.S. emergency departments, doctors' offices and clinics. More than 355,000 sought help for basketball-related ankle injuries, and more than 186,000 people suffered basketball-related knee juries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Improving outcomes for serious knee injuries
Source:
Medical Xpress

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries in the United States, affecting more than a quarter of a million people annually, many of them athletes.

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Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?
Source:
Medicine Wustl Edu

Baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. Washington University sports medicine specialists have found that many pitchers aren't getting enough time to recover and are experiencing shoulder fatigue, pain, weakness and injury.

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Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study
Source:
Los Angeles Times

In a new study of patients who showed up to an emergency department with acute pain in their shoulders, arms, hips or legs, researchers found that a cocktail of two non-addictive, over-the-counter drugs relieved pain just as well as — and maybe just a little better than — a trio of opioid pain medications widely prescribed under such circumstances.

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First FDA-approved stem cell trial for shoulder injuries reaches full enrollment
Source:
News medical.net

The trial is the first in the United States to offer an FDA-approved adipose-derived stem cell trial for shoulder injuries. The trial opened in Fargo, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls in December 2016. In this trial, one's own adipose stem cells are used to determine if they can repair partial thickness rotator cuff tears.

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What is a hairline fracture?
Source:
Medical News Today

Hairline or stress fractures are tiny cracks on a bone that often develop in the foot or lower leg. It is common for hairline fractures to occur as a result of sports that involve repetitive jumping or running.

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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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Study shows cycling as number one cause of cervical fractures in men
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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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