• Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

    Patients who have cartilage damage in their knees often experience pain and are unable to engage in sports and other activities they enjoy. Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) find that cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old. Source: Medical News Today

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  • Study: Fewer men receive osteoporosis evaluation after distal radial fracture

    Following a distal radial fracture, significantly fewer men received evaluation for osteoporosis compared with women, and evaluation rates were significantly below those established in published guidelines, according to study results. Researchers retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 95 men and 344 women older than 50 who were treated for a distal radial fracture during a […]

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  • Operative, nonoperative treatment of ACL injury yield similar outcomes

    Minimal differences in outcomes and re-injury risks were seen between patients with ACL ruptures treated with or without surgery, according to recently published data. Researchers conducted a prospective cohort study of 143 patients from the Norwegian Sports Medicine Clinic who sustained an ACL rupture between 2007 and 2011. Patients were divided into two groups: group […]

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  • Gender, level of sports participation associated with daily pain in adolescents

    Nearly two out of three Danish adolescents reported pain during physical activity, and one out of three reported pain in more than one body region, with female sex and high level of sports participation associated with an increased odds of having daily and multi-site pain, according to study results. In a population-based, cross-sectional study, researchers […]

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  • Fatigue issues pose biggest threat to arms of young baseball pitchers

    Young baseball pitchers can lessen the likelihood of injury by taking steps to ensure their pitching does not overly fatigue their arm, according to recently published data. Researchers conducted a national survey of 754 pitchers between the ages of 9 and 18 years who had pitched in organized youth baseball leagues during the previous 12 […]

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