Surgery that restores hand and elbow function in quadriplegics is underused
Source: Medical Xpress
A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics by Loyola Medicine hand surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS.
Pregnancy and gait: From foot pain to fall prevention
Source: Lower Extremity Review
Researchers are investigating how changes during pregnancy may affect the lower extremities in the long term, as well as ways to treat and prevent these issues.
Primary hip arthroscopy yields improved patient-reported outcome scores
Patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopy experienced greater improvement in patient-reported outcome scores at 2-year follow-up compared with patients who underwent revision arthroscopy, according to recently presented data.
Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
Source: Medical Xpress
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.
Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears
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.
Improvements seen after reverse PAO for patients with FAI secondary to acetabular retroversion
At mid- and long-term follow-up, clinical and radiographic results improved among young patients with either isolated retroversion or retroversion and hip dysplasia who underwent reverse periacetabular osteotomy for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.
Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men
Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.
Better fix for torn ACLs
Source: Science Daily
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.
Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA
Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.
Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement
Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the implant led by Ian Sharpe, FRCS (Tr&Orth), in Exeter, United Kingdom, patients who underwent the procedure have required no revision procedures to date.