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Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates
Source:
 Verywell Health

A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous is a broken hip in an older person, and what is the mortality rate after a hip fracture?

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Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention
Source:
 Verywell Health

The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But do knee braces help?

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Elbow Injuries and Rehabilitation
Source:
 Verywell Health

Stress on this joint can affect the surrounding ligaments and muscles and cause tissue damage. Learn more about elbow anatomy, injuries, and rehabilitation.

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Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk
Source:
 Medical Xpress

For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay
Source:
 Health Day

Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report.

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Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking
Source:
 Health Day

Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures

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Rotator cuff repair with biceps tenodesis did not impact speed of recovery after surgery
Source:
 Healio

Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
Source:
 Medical News Today

In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it.

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Study: Constant-Murley score most responsive, internally valid PRO for total shoulder arthroplasty
Source:
 Healio

An assessment of patient-reported outcome tools used among patients undergoing shoulder surgery for glenohumeral osteoarthritis showed the Constant-Murley score should serve as the primary patient-reported outcome.

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Silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty yielded benefits that persist out to 7 years
Source:
 Healio

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty provided benefits that were sustained for up to 7 years and had low rates of implant fracture or deformity, according to recently published results.

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Arthroscopic subscapularis augmentation restored shoulder joint stability in athletes
Source:
 Healio

Recently published results showed athletes with chronic anterior shoulder instability treated with arthroscopic subscapularis augmentation experienced restoration of joint stability.

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Reverse TSA with, without subscapularis repair yields significant clinical improvements
Source:
 Healio

Patients who underwent reverse total shoulder arthroplasty either with or without subscapularis repair experienced significant clinical improvements, per recently published data.

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Technique pearls for revision shoulder arthroplasty aid in preventing fracture, preserving bone stock
Source:
 Healio

We present simple techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty using a telescoping osteotome technique for glenoid removal, an open-book (vertical) osteotomy technique for extraction of the humeral stem and the use of an ultrasonic device and carbide burr for clearing bone and cement mantles.

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Surgery that restores hand and elbow function in quadriplegics is underused
Source:
 Healio

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.

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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners
Source:
 Medical News Today

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
Source:
 Healio

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate.

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The use of bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of atypical hip fractures
Source:
 Medical News Today

The use of bisphosphonates, a group of drugs used to prevent hip breakages in women with osteoporosis, is associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures in this joint, understood as those that occur in less frequent locations.

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Stiff shoulders less likely to re-tear after rotator cuff repair vs non-stiff shoulders
Source:
 Healio

Patients who had preoperative shoulder stiffness and those who developed stiffness at 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively after rotator cuff repair were less likely to experience a re-tear compared with patients who had no stiffness, according to results presented here.

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What constitutes good treatment of tennis elbow?
Source:
 Medical Xpress

What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or might you just as well forego treatment?

The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners.

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More Americans getting knees replaced, and at younger ages
Source:
 Medical Xpress

Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 2010, more than 5.2 million total knee replacements were performed in the United States.

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An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers
Source:
 Daily Rx

The love of America’s pastime might lead many young players to play as often and as hard as they can, sometimes for multiple teams. However, that might increase these players’ risk of getting hurt.

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Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research
Source:
 Medical News Today

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

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Elbow muscle strength plays key role in injury risk, prevention
Source:
 Healio

The elbow muscle strength of baseball pitchers could play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought, according to biomedical researchers at Northwestern University.

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One ACL Injury Might Mean More Down the Road
Source:
 DailyRx

Injuries are a potential risk athletic kids face. Concussions may be getting a lot of press lately, but injuries to the knee may be just as important.

A new study found that young athletes who needed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery were likely to re-injure their knees over a 15-year period.

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Common hip issue in teens misdiagnosed as pulled muscle
Source:
 Science Daily

An athlete felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults known as hip impingement.

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Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from jumping exercise
Source:
Medical Xpress

Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of the postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis. This was found out in the study carry out in the Department of Health Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The effects of high-impact exercise were examined on knee cartilages, osteoarthritis symptoms and physical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The study was conducted in cooperation with the Central Finland Central Hospital and the Department of Medical Technology, Institute of Biomedicine in University of Oulu in Finland.

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Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs
Source:
Medical News Today

People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts.

The research, published in the medical journal Arthritis Care & Research, aimed to investigate which patient-reported activities are first associated with knee pain, in order to improve early detection of osteoarthritis and so increase the chances of people seeking effective treatment.

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Osteomyelitis likely an issue with open finger fractures
Source:
Healio

Infections, such as osteomyelitis, are important to take into consideration in the management of open finger fractures, according to a presenter at the Annual Hand Surgery Symposium.

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