In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?
Source: Orthopedics This Week
Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.
Elite climbers may develop cartilage abnormalities, osteophytes in finger joints
Results presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress showed an increase in the occurrence of osteophytes and decrease in cartilage thickness in the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints of elite climbers in a 10-year period.
IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.
Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis
If you’re living with arthritis, certain assistive devices and changes around your home can help you tackle everyday chores with less pain and move around more easily and safely.
What Can Bring on Sudden Ankle Pain When You Didn’t Injure It?
You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.
Pop goes the shoulder now what?
Source: University of Utah Health
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.
5 knee braces to consider
Source: Medical News Today
Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.
New study pinpoints two separate mutation near GDF5 gene for osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia
Source: Medical Xpress
The report details regulatory variants found near a gene, which plays a crucial role joint formation called GDF5. The study pinpoints two separate mutations near the gene, one that can cause knee osteoarthritis in older adults and another that can cause hip dysplasia in babies.
Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint
Source: Orthopedics This Week
A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”
Hip Dysplasia Risk Factors
Hip dysplasia is a condition where a person’s hip socket doesn’t completely cover the ball of one of their thigh bones. It’s usually something you’re born with, but there are some steps you can take to protect your child from developing this condition or making it worse. Ivanhoe reports.