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  • How you hold your bat, determines your risk of injury

    How you hold your bat, determines your risk of injury
    Source:
    Orthopedics This Week

    The use of the palmar hamate grip may increase the risk of hook of the hamate fracture in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I baseball players, according to new research.

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  • Stem Cells Used to Treat Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

    Stem Cells Used to Treat Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
    Source:
    Yale School of Medicine

    Collapsed femoral heads caused by osteonecrosis—otherwise known as avascular necrosis— unfortunately represent the root cause for approximately 10% of all hip replacements nationwide. Daniel Wiznia, MD, is utilizing a stem cell treatment at Yale School of Medicine and integrating new techniques along with 3D imaging technology as part of a joint-preservation procedure.

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  • 5 Options for Knee Cartilage Replacement and Repair

    5 Options for Knee Cartilage Replacement and Repair
    Source:
    Healthline

    Advances in orthopedic medicine provide many options for treating knee injuries. Some long-standing approaches include surgery to repair torn cartilage or knee joint replacement. In addition to these, there are now minimally invasive treatments using cartilage taken from elsewhere in the body or regenerated from a person’s own cells.

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  • Common causes and treatments for a separated shoulder

    Common causes and treatments for a separated shoulder
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    A shoulder separation is an injury to the acromioclavicular joint on the top of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is formed at the junction of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the arm bone (humerus). A shoulder separation occurs where the clavicle and the scapula come together.

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  • 7 hand exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome with pictures

    7 hand exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome with pictures
    Source:
    Medical News Today

    Carpal tunnel syndrome involves the compression of the median nerve in the wrist, which can cause pain and numbness in the hand. Certain hand exercises can help relieve pressure on the median nerve and alleviate symptoms.

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  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the knees?

    How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the knees?
    Source:
    Medical News Today

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. RA in the knees may severely affect a person’s mobility.

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  • What to expect from physical therapy for hip bursitis

    What to expect from physical therapy for hip bursitis
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    If you have pain in your hip or hips, you may be suffering from a condition called hip bursitis. Hip bursitis occurs when the small fluid-filled sac, called a bursa, becomes inflamed and irritated on the outside or inner part of your hip. Hip bursitis causes pain, decreased strength, and difficulty with movements like walking or running.

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  • Avoid ‘gamer’s thumb’

    Avoid ‘gamer’s thumb’
    Source:
    Family Safety and Health

    Also known as Dequervain’s tenosynovitis, gamer’s thumb is “a condition that causes pain, stiffness and a sensation of pain with thumb and wrist motion,” says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • MidMichigan Health: Fall prevention strategies

    MidMichigan Health: Fall prevention strategies
    Source:
    Midland Daily News

    Unfortunately, falls are all too common, especially among adults over the age of 65. About one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall, and approximately 95 percent of all hip fractures are related to falls.

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  • What does it feel like to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

    What does it feel like to have carpal tunnel syndrome?
    Source:
    healthline

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand, wrist, and arm. It happens when the median nerve gets compressed, or squeezed, at the wrist. The median nerve is a large nerve running from the palm to the upper arm.

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